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Burnham FC: We will be wary of cup upset, says boss Paul Shone

Paul Shone wants Burnham to replicate their impressive ‘brand’ of football against Wrightchoice & Unity on  Saturday in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, a competition the Blues boss believes his team could win.

Burnham head into the match having comfortably overcome Chinnor

3-0, a result which took them top of Hellenic League Division 1 East and maintained their winning run.

Shone knows that cup success isn't guaranteed, but is keen for his side to have success in the cups as well as the league.

“On paper we are favourites, but we have done our homework on Wrightchoice, know Wrightchoice (of the Thames Valley Premier League) and will be wary of an upset,” he said.

“We know what it's like to be playing senior opponents in a cup, we have had this in the FA Cup, so should know what to expect from them.

“This is a competition we can do well in and maybe reach the final.”

Following relegation last season, the Blues are also on course for a quick return to the Premier Division, although Shone is wary of looking ahead.

He said: “It’s nice to be up there, but we are not getting carried away and all that matters is that we are in the top two come the end of the season.”

Assessing the win at Chinnor, he added: “3-0 was a fair result in terrible conditions and on a tough pitch. We had to grind out a result, it was not the prettiest, but we did well.”

Burnham are in Subsidiary Cup action on Tuesday when they host Penn & Tylers Green in the final group match before the knockout stages.


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