Burton’s fate in their own hands

Scott Sanders has a big role to play if Burton Latimer are to avoid the drop

Scott Sanders has a big role to play if Burton Latimer are to avoid the drop

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Burton Latimer have seven more games to ensure safety in the NCL Premier Division and Damon Hanney believes they have a good chance of beating the drop.

Their tie with league leaders Finedon Dolben last weekend, their second such result in the past month, and Wellingborough’s loss to Peterborough has moved Burton six points clear of the bottom place.

And with an unenviable run of games out of the way, their captain Hanney is only looking up and that starts with the weekend’s clash with Brixworth at Hall Field.

He said: “We’ve got seven weekends left and we’ve still got to play Stony Stratford, Wellingborough and Horton House, all in the last three games, who are the three teams above us.

“It’s in our hands as to whether we can get out of trouble but we’ve definitely given ourselves a good chance.

“Brixworth will be another difficult game but we’re at home where we generally play better because we know the conditions.”

Finedon will have been disappointed not to get the better of Burton last weekend where they were one run from losing their unbeaten record.

This weekend, with a 16-point advantage over Peterborough, they travel to Wollaston who have lost their last five games.

Peterborough will be strong favourites when they make the trip to Horton House and Wellingborough entertain the Old Northamptonians.

Oundle host third place Rushton and the weekend’s other game sees Northampton Saints travel to Milton Keynes to face Stony Stratford.