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Enfield Town boss Steve Newing insists his side are not clear of relegation in the Ryman Premier Division
9:32am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Sport
Steve Newing insists Enfield Town are not yet safe in the Ryman Premier Division despite his side extending their unbeaten league run to five matches after a 2-1 victory over Lewes.
Goals from Scott McGleish and Bryan Hammett had put the Towners ahead at the interval on Saturday but they failed to capitalise on their advantage.
The Rooks battled back in a tight second period and Ben Godfrey reduced the deficit with 13 minutes remaining. However, they were unable to level the contest and Enfield secured the win.
Newing said: "We created several chances, particularly in the first half. We scored twice in four minutes and they didn’t threaten our goal until late in the half.
"We could have scored more if I am being honest and if we had gone in with four goals at the break it would not have been unjust.
"I said at half time that we could kick on and make the game safe but we didn’t play as well as well as we did.
"They started to throw caution to the wind and they got their goal. Then they push even more players forward.
"The final stages of the game were a little nervy when it had been fairly comfortable. But we saw it out well and got another important three points.
"It was a good result for us and the games against the teams that are around us in the table are the ones you want to win or at least avoid defeat."
The Towners have taken 11 points from their last five matches and are now 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
Despite their improved form Newing is adamant that his side are not yet safe. "One or two people have told me that we have enough points now to stay out of the bottom two places in the table," he said.
"I don’t think that is the case yet. At this stage there are a lot of sides who are more than capable of getting out of it."
The Towners boss added: "I will sleep easier when we get to 42 points. We are playing well and I have said to the players that the lowest that I think we should finish now is 15th in the table - the position we are currently in.
"We want to finish the season strongly but have some matches coming up that we are possibly not expected to pick up points.