MARK Betts is targeting at least another three wins this season to keep Burnham in the Hellenic League Premier Division.

New Burnham joint-manager Betts made it two wins from two on Saturday after a 4-0 victory at Brackley Town Saints.

Gurkan Gokmen and an own goal gave the Blues clear daylight at the break, before a second own goal and a Charlie Samuels strike secured all three points.

The win means Burnham are off the foot of the league table but Betts knows the battle to avoid the drop is far from finished.

“Malcolm Higton (President) and Gary Reeves (chairman) were very happy at the end of the game. They were struggling to control their emotions and I’m really happy to have won two on the bounce,” Betts told the Observer.

“It is nice for the club and good for the lads as well because they’ve been working really hard and it’s paying off.”

Burnham welcome Lydney Town to The Gore this Saturday (3pm) and Betts insisted: “It will be another tough one but it’s about getting as many wins and points on the board as we can. You don’t now what will keep you up so it’s about getting as many as you can.

“Ideally I would like 15 or 18 of the 30 points that were on offer when we started, but there are some tough games in there and we’ve got to play well.

“There will be some tough games and we said we’re not going to win every one, but we will give a good account of ourselves and give it a good go.

“The self-confidence is coming back to the players that were here before. We were buzzing at training last Thursday and I'm sure this week will be the same."

Looking back over the win at Brackley, Betts said: “Obviously we're very pleased because when you go away from home and it is only your second game it's always going to be tough.

“I'm delighted really and we're off the bottom as well.

“Jon Palmer was away on work duties which we knew when we started, so we had to make a few changes. We brought a few new lads in, got them together at training and worked on a few patterns of play.

“It was not one-way traffic. Brackley played some good football and how they are down near the bottom is surprising because they're good on the ball and their movement is good.

“We had the rub of the green in the first-half. Their keeper made a good save before Gurkan scored the first goal, then a free-kick got whipped in and their centre halve headed into his own net.

“It was 2-0 at half time but I told the players it was an even game and we had a bit of luck.

“In the second-half we looked after the ball better, popped it around a bit, and it was a good goal from young Pritpal. Charlie Samuels wrapped it up when scoring the fourth.

“To keep a clean sheet is massive, it is our only clean sheet this season, so that is a positive and scoring four goals is good."