RISBOROUGH Rangers manager Mark Eaton has called for his team to keep their feet on the ground despite an incredible start to the season, writes Rob Stevens.

Rangers are one of the few sides in the English football pyramid to still be unbeaten in the league, setting the pace in the Hellenic League Division One East.

The Bucks-based club have managed 11 wins and two draws from their first 13 matches to lead the chasing pack by four points, with the added bonus of having games in hand.

Eaton admits it has been incredible start, but he knows football has a habit of biting you on the backside if your concentration dips, so he has challenged Risborough to take each game as it comes.

He told the Bucks Free Press: “It’s an incredible start but we’re still looking to take things one game at a time.

“I feel that when we started the project in the middle of last season we had a really good run of results which created the momentum that we’ve been able to carry into this year.

“We’ve had some really good results already this season but I didn’t expect to start quite so well.

“We scrapped through to draw at Abingdon United last week and was under some intense pressure in the second half.

“We’ve been quite fortunate with not having too many injuries, so the side has stayed relatively consistent which helps.

“To try to go the whole season unbeaten is challenging but we will try to get the right result in each game.

“Milton united away was a really good result considering where they are in the league now.

“We’ve not conceded too many goals which is good, but had to really dig in to get results against Abingdon and Marlow United. We had a couple of problems in last week but held on strong to see out the game.”

Eaton continued: “Promotion was probably not our aim from the start but as we’re starting to get results we are getting more interest in sponsorship and players from outside.

“Risborough Rangers has everything it needs in terms of the set up to really succeed as a club. There’s a strong committee and the ground has been done up so it's all geared up, but just needs a little bit of a push to realise its potential.

“Promotion was not the aim when we started but it will certainly be now for anyone in the top four of five in any league in the country.

“The Chairman is one of the nicest people you could ever meet and all the committee members do a very good job, and the community has come together to get good numbers of support, certainly for this level of football.

“Football has a funny way of biting you on the backside so we are not getting too big for our boots because we're far form having made it.

“There is still a long way to go in the league and some big challenges ahead, so we need to keep our feet on the ground and take each week as it comes.

“I absolutely feel proud so far but it is just about taking it one game at a time. We do not think we have made it and have to take every game as it comes.

“We could have been beaten against Marlow and last week, but ground out results so we are not getting carried away because anyone can lose a game of football.

“If we lose a game but still in the league that would be really brilliant.”

Risborough Rangers return to league action when Milton United visit the B.E.P Stadium on Saturday 14th December (3pm).