Griffiths targets improvement after Bourne win

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Buckingham Town manager Neil Griffiths is targeting a challenge at the top end of the table after his side extended their unbeaten run to six league games with a 4-0 thrashing of Bourne Town.

The Robins went into half time goalless on Saturday despite dominating the first half, but Akin Iluyemi scored twice after the break with Domenico Marsala and Kyle Stimpson also netting in a well-deserved and resounding victory.

Griffiths said afterwards: “I thought we were very good on Saturday. We have slowly had the injured players filtering their way back through and they are now beginning to settle. We still have a fair few players to come back, so we are still expecting to improve.

“Saturday saw us build on a very hard-working and credible draw away at second placed Eynesbury Rovers last Tuesday.

“We controlled the first half without really creating the chances we wanted to. A purple patch early in the second half saw us take the game completely away from Bourne.”

The win keeps Buckingham 10th in United Counties League Division One and with games in hand over several teams above them, Griffiths is confident his side can mount a challenge at the top end of the table – although he is wary of complacency.

He said: “People always suggest you look at the table after ten games or so, and I think our position is both a fair reflection but also a positive one.

“We are in touching distance of the top pack with a set of fixtures that on paper could see us go on a run.

“We now face both Potton and Rushden & Higham who are just above us. A six point return from those two would stand us in a very positive position.

“We must, however, make sure we continue to work as hard as possible in order to get those points. The players application has been phenomenal, it has been that attitude that has got us where we are and that must continue.”

Buckingham face Potton at Manor Fields tomorrow, Saturday, before also hosting Rushden & Higham United on Tuesday evening.