WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: One more point needed for Melksham
5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014 in By Tom Bassam, Chief sports writer
MELKSHAM Town reserves are on the cusp on clinching the Wiltshire League Division One title after a comfortable 2-0 win over Sarum Youth Seniors.
Steve Burns’s side now only need a point from their last six games in order to take the league crown and move up into the Premier Division as champions.
Melksham’s form this term has been imperious, dropping only five points all season. If they were to win at the next available opportunity they would do so with five games remaining and have the chance to end their campaign with under 20 goals conceded and a goal difference of over 50, figures not be sniffed at.
Despite their win on Saturday, Burns was not totally impressed with the way his side performed.
“I didn’t think we played that well to be honest,” he told the Advertiser. “It was 2-0 and we were comfortable.”
“They made it difficult for us and worked hard in the first half, in the second half we controlled the game really.
“They never really threatened our goal and we scored with the first chance we created.”
That strike was notched by Ash Cawes, who delivered his moment of quality in the 25th minute, cutting in from the left-hand side and curling a fine shot into the far corner.
Melksham’s second came from the spot in the second half, Lee Fielden tucking the ball away to basically end Sarum’s hopes of getting back into the game.
Despite the fact Burns’s side are champions apparent he is not going to let them get ahead of themselves.
“We’ve got six games left and and we only need a point so i’d like to think we’re there. We’ve played well for the majority of the season and there’s been a couple of sides that have really tested us.,” he said.
“It sounds corny but we’re going to take each game as it comes and get the points and take it from there.”