DANNY Edwards firmly believes his Chalfont St Peter side can continue to defy the odds and bag a play-off spot this season.
The young Saints boss has guided his side towards the top five in their first season in the Evo-Stik Division One Central.
A 2-0 win at high-flying Bedworth on Saturday was not only a further sign of their promotion credentials but means only goal difference is keeping them out of the play-offs.
“It was definitely one of our best results of the season,” said Edwards.
“We were fantastic because Bedworth had more possession but we showed how much we have learnt this season.
“I feel like we are really stabilising at this level now. At the start of the season the aim was survival, but the games are running out and we are still in the hunt.
“An awful lot will happen between now and the end of the season and we believe we can sneak into the play-offs come May.”
Keeping a clean sheet – only their third in the league this season so far – was especially pleasing for Edwards who has seen his side ship 47 goals this season.
“We have worked a lot on tightening things up, but we have had a lot of injuries at the back which has not helped,” he said. “But we were defensively solid on Saturday and that is the benchmark we have set ourselves now.”
Struggling Bedfont visit Mill Meadow this weekend buoyed by the arrival of new boss Garry Haylock.
The 41-year-old ex-Hayes and Yeading boss has been out of work since leaving the Blue Square South side Farnborough in November and Edwards is looking forward to pitting his wits against him on Saturday.
“He is an experienced manager and will make a big impact on Bedfont,” he said. “He will be working hard to get his ethos across to the players but we have to focus on our game plan.
“If we can build some real momentum now and string some results together then we can really end the season on a high.”