FLACKWELL Heath manager Marcus Richardson has issued a warning to their competitors that his team can still be a match for anyone this season, writes Rob Stevens.

The Heathens have endured a stop-start to the campaign and still have over half their matches in the Hellenic League Premier Division ahead of them.

Richardson admits he had a few things to think about before the New Year but a five-match unbeaten run – extended with a 3-0 win at Windsor in midweek – has seen the Bucks side climb into the top 10.

He told the Bucks Free Press: “I feel like virtually for the whole season we’ve played some great football and dominated most teams but sometimes you don’t come out with the right result.

“I’ve had to analyse a few things and think about how we could make ourselves stronger and more competitive, but I feel that we’re heading in the right direction.

“I just felt that we weren’t ruthless enough earlier in the season.

“The target now is to keep on winning. It has been a stop-start season for us so far and, if we can get a run of games under our belt, I personally feel we can be a force for any team on the day.

“It has been a stop-start season for us so far and that has cost us a little bit. If we can get back to where we need to be then I’m sure we can be a challenge for most teams.”

Flackwell Heath face a tough test ahead with a visit to Wilks Park from unbeaten league leaders Westfields this Saturday (3pm) before making the short trip to third-placed Binfield on Monday night (7.45pm).