BURNHAM manager Paul Shone believes the Blues are now a totally different side to the one that suffered defeat against Thame Rangers earlier this season, writes Rob Stevens.

Burnham were beaten 2-0 by Thame at The Gore back in August and travel to The ASM Stadium for the reverse fixture this Saturday (3pm).

The Blues made is six straight wins with a 5-1 victory over Woodley United last weekend and Shone expects his side to put Thame under pressure.

He told the Observer: "Thame beat us at the start of the season and rightly so, but we weren't in our full stride with a brand new side.

"We've gelled together since and play some good football, so we're a totally different side.

"It's a big game on Saturday but we will go into it in good form and with confidence. It's another game of football and we will look to go and put in a performance to hopefully come away with the three points.

"Their four up front are always a threat but all teams have weaknesses and it's up to us to exploit those.

"Thame were beaten convincingly but Holyport in midweek so will be looking for a response and we've got to be ready for that. Holyport were the better side over the 90 minutes and fully deserved it.

"I said Holyport would be the surprise out of the pack to be up their in the league table and their results are proving that."

Burnham beat Woodley at The Gore thanks to two goals from both Dean Allen and Oliver Harris, plus a strike from Aiden Higgs.

The win means the Blues are now five points clear of AFC Aldermaston in second place and eight ahead of third-placed Thame.

Shone said: "We were convincing in patches and it's another victory in the league and three points at home.

"Woodley gave us trouble at times but we got to grips with their lad up front who caused us a few problems in the first-half.

"Our quality, fitness and all the things we've been doing well this season came to the fore at the start of the second-half.

"We come out firing at the start of the second-half and blow teams away. It's difficult for sides to get back into it when they're three or four goals behind."