BURNHAM manager Paul Shone has explained his side will continue to take it one game at a time in their pursuit of the Hellenic Division One East title, writes Rob Stevens.

The Blues maintained their 10-point lead at the top after a resounding 9-0 win at Abingdon Town where Dean Allen starred with a hat-trick on Saturday.

The chasing pack however have games in hand on Burnham and Shone has acknowledged his team might have to win all three of their remaining matches to clinch the title.

He told the Observer: “It was very one-sided last weekend and could’ve been a lot more but we missed a few chances and their keeper made some good saves.

“We knew that Abingdon were in a bad situation and they had a young side out, but we focused on what we had to play against and a lot of credit goes to the lads for sticking to the standards that I expect.

“It was unfortunate for Abingdon because it’s another beating for them but we can’t do anything about that.”

Shone continued: “We’re taking it one game at a time but it’s good to get clean sheets and score goals. If we won our last three games 1-0 however then I would take that all day long.

“We have three league games left to get us over the line and we might need to win all of them, or maybe just two.”

Burnham turn their attention to the Hellenic Subsidiary Cup and a quarter-finals tie at Clanfield 85 from Division One West this Saturday (3pm),

Shone said: "Our main objective was to get out of this league and that's still the case, but we will try to win all our games that we're in.

"We will not take Clanfield lightly and make sure we're bang on it.

"Based on the performance last week, we will come through unscathed but you never know in cup games. If we get through to a cup final then great but anything is possible.

"We're going into the unknown and don't know a lot about Clanfield. It's quite a strong league they're in and the results show that."