BURNHAM manager Paul Shone has set his sights on a top-six finish in the Hellenic League Premier Division this season, writes Rob Stevens.

The Blues won promotion as champions of Division One East last year but made a slow start to the campaign, winning just once in their first seven league matches.

Things have begun to click since however and five victories from their last seven games, including a 2-1 win at rivals Windsor on Tuesday night, has seen Shone’s side climb to ninth place in the table.

The boss told the Observer: “We’ve been playing well all season. The performances I’ve never questioned from the lads, it’s just that little bit of luck in front of goal and our decision-making in the final third that has let us down at times.

“In the last month or so it has been on the money.

“Last weekend was disappointing after the three previous wins but it was a good way to bounce back in midweek and the lads a buoyant. They will enjoy it and come into training ready to be ready for this Saturday.

“We set a target at the start to the season but obviously had to readjust that within the group after the poor results we had. It wasn’t down to performances, they weren’t poor, but the results were.

“We’ve reassessed it and obviously the top two look like they’re on paper going to run away with it, but we will be up and around the mix in the top six and look to build on that for next season. That’s our aim and let’s see what happens.”

Burnham make the trip to Longlevens this Saturday (3pm).