BURNHAM manager Paul Shone will not put added pressure on his side with talk of winning the Hellenic Division One East title, writes Rob Stevens.

The Blues began the season with the aim of earning promotion back into the Premier Division following their relegation in the 2017/18 campaign.

Their lead at the top of the table was extended to 15 points after a 4-1 win at Woodley United, although Shone admits they might have had the rub of the green at Rivermoor on Saturday.

Burnham can now mathematically secure the title by winning six of their remaining seven league matches, but Shone wants his side to take it one game at a time.

He told the Observer: "We set out to win the league at the start of the season but we've not even spoken about it since.

"We will take each game as it comes and are looking to get the six wins to make it ours, but there are teams behind us that are capable of putting together a run.

"Maybe it will be six wins or maybe it'll be less but we won't talk about it because it will only add pressure on the lads. There's already pressure because we're top of the league and everyone wants to beat us."

Burnham fell behind to a goal from Max Laschok inside six minutes against Woodley, but Lucas Sinclair equalised before the half-time interval.

The Blues secured their first win in three matches in all competitions with second-half goals from Sinclair, Dean Allen and Ollie Harris.

Shone commented: "The game was quite even in the opening 15-20 minutes and Woodley rightly took the lead.

"We were a little bit sloppy early on but then got going and it was another win on the road, which is pleasing.

"Sometimes decisions don't go for you but, when they do, it changes the aspect of the game.

"When you win week-in-week-out you tend not to notice these things but that's what happened on Saturday, and we scored two quick goals to sucker-punch them.

"All season long we've bounced back from a defeat or dropping points with a win. There has been a little bit of a blip recently but you're going to get that with the amount of games we play."

Burnham welcome bottom-of-the-table Chinnor to The Gore this Saturday (3pm) and Shone expects his side to increase their winning record to four matches over The Biz.

He said: "No disrespect to Chinnor but they are what they are. They're a club that's happy with what they've got whereas we're pushing in a different direction.

"Their resources aren't the same as ours and we should be beating them. I expect us to produce a good performance at home and win the three points."