BURNHAM manager Paul Shone hopes that the club will get what it deserves and lift the Hellenic Division One East title this Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Blues welcome bottom side Chinnor to The Gore (3pm) needing a draw to be crowned champions and win promotion back to the Premier Division.

Shone explains the club should be competing towards the top in Division One with the resources available to them, and he is pleased for everyone involved in the football club.

He told the Observer: “We set out targets at the start of the season and the league is all but done now.

“It’s great for the club because of where it has been in previous years.

“I’m pleased for all involved, the players that have been in the squad all season, and the ones behind the scenes that help run the club.

“This was my target from day one and we should do because of the size of our club and the players we’ve got.

“No disrespect to the other clubs but we should be competing in the top two.

“It’s onwards and upwards and long may that continue. We want to kick on and progress again next year.”

Looking ahead to the visit of Chinnor, Shone added: “Football is a funny old game and you need to work hard for the success you get.

“We’re hoping to get over the line this Saturday but Chinnor will come with a gameplan to frustrate us for a long as possible. They we will not want to be on the pitch when we’re celebrating.

“Chinnor will come to frustrate us from the start but, if we perform to the levels we can, then we should come through.

“We need to prepare well but hopefully we will get what we deserve for the season we’ve had.”

Burnham missed the chance to be crowned champions after a 1-0 defeat at Didcot Town Development on Saturday.

Keiran Davies scored the only goal in the game during the first half at the GWR Loop Meadow Stadium.

Shone commented: "I'm disappointed to lose any game but credit to Didcot, who are a good side.

"We had to be right at it and we defended well. Their goal came from a set-piece but it was their only real chance.

"We had half-chances but the attacking third let us down.

"Didcot didn't roll over nor want us celebrating on the pitch.

"It was good to bet back with a win in midweek because we've never lost two matches on the spin this season."