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Osobu desperate to avoid 'harsh' play-off heartbreak

VICTOR Osobu fired Beaconsfield SYCOB to the brink of the play-offs this week but warned the job is not done just yet.

Victor Osobu

VICTOR Osobu fired Beaconsfield SYCOB to the brink of the play-offs this week but warned the job is not done just yet.

The Rams forward put a 16-game goal drought to bed in some style with a hat-trick in a vital win at Fleet on Saturday that gives them a three point cushion in fifth spot going into the final weekend of the Evo-Stik Divison One Central season.

SYCOB know a point at home to Daventry on Saturday would secure a play-off showdown with tenants Slough but defeat could see them leapfrogged by chasing Northwood with the Woods having a better goal difference than Beaconsfield.

"We have to have the same mentality we have had for every game this season," said Osobu. "We can't go into the game thinking about a draw or being nervous about losing because that is when errors creep into your game.

"We need to defend well and not over-complicate our game and have to go all out to win the game."

Pacey forward Osobu, who re-joined SYCOB last summer after a spell playing in Malta, said his failure to score since January 2 had not been playing on his mind but is hoping he his returning to top form at just the right time.

He said: "We had a feeling Fleet would sit back so we just attacked them from the start. I hadn't been getting too frustrated about not scoring I was more frustrated at creating chances for my team-mates and them missing them.

"But it was nice to score and hopefully I can get a couple more on Saturday and then we can celebrate making the play-offs."

It would be hard to argue against Beaconsfield deserving a top five finish this season after earning a relegation reprieve last term and rebuilding under boss Byron Walton.

And Osobu believes it would be impossible to take if they dropped out of the top five for the first time in more than five months on the final day.

"You look back at us being top at Christmas and to miss out now would be really harsh," he said. "But we have to earn the right to be there and give our all on Saturday to make sure there are no slip-ups."

 

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