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BOSS Danny Edwards has warned his Chalfont St Peter players they will have to go on a title-winning run in order to make the Southern One Central play-offs,
Following a slow start to the season, which saw the Saints nervously eyeing the drop zone, a run of six wins in eight games from late October to early December saw them catapulted into the top three.
However, indifferent results over the festive period were followed by a run of four straight defeats in the new year, which saw Chalfont drop back to ninth.
And despite stopping the rot with a 1-1 draw at Egham Town last Saturday, thanks to Aaron Silcott’s late equaliser, Chalfont are now 12 points off the play-offs going into this weekend’s game at title-chasing Bedworth United.
Edwards said: “It looks like we will have to do it the hard way if we do it. The top teams have kept winning while we have been losing and drawing and have pulled so far ahead that it would take some title-winning form to break in.
“It will be a shame if we don’t, as it looks like we’re not going to have the season it looked for a while we could have had, but if we finish higher than we did last season (14th) it has to be seen as a sign of progress.
“We will just have to go on one of those runs again and see what happens. We’ve been dominating teams and creating plenty of chances, but we’ve been too weak in the final third.”
The Saints did finally get among the goals on Tuesday night, but it was against Spartan South Midlands Division One side Risborough Rangers in the Wycombe Senior Cup.
Goals from Sam Grayley, Aaron Lansiquot and Charlie Connor earned a 3-0 second round victory for Edwards’ men.
Meanwhile, the Saints boss has boosted his squad with the signing of former Amersham Town, Hemel Hempstead,