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Enfield Town boss George Borg says keeping the club in the Ryman Premier would be his greatest achievement as a manager
Enfield Town boss George Borg says keeping the Towners in the Ryman Premier will be his greatest achievement as a manager.
During his management career Borg claimed an Isthmian first division league title with Aldershot Town and helped the club reach the FA Cup first round twice.
He tasted further success at Braintree Town where he helped the club win the Ryman Premier before leading them to the Conference South play-off final the following season.
However, he believes keeping Enfield up would surpass those accomplishments.
He said: “If we pull this off and are able to avoid relegation then forget reaching the FA Cup first round or things like that, it would be my greatest achievement as a manager.
“Since coming to the club we’ve had to get the lads fitter than they were and we had to organise them.
“That usually takes all pre-season but we have managed to do it at the same time as playing matches as well.
“The boys at this club are special. They really are out of this world. I hope for everyone at the club that we are able to stay in this division.”
The Towners recorded an impressive 4-1 win against Carshalton Athletic on Saturday.
A first-half brace from Corey Whitely put the Towners 2-1 ahead at the interval.
Further goals from Bradley Quinton and Joe Stevens rounded off the victory and Borg was delighted with his side.
He said: “We knew it wouldn’t be easy and the pitch was horrible. But we stuck to our game plan, which wasn’t pretty, and have got a good result.
“All the players have been brilliant. You’ve got the young lads like Jamie Smyth, Corey Whitely and Tyler Campbell who’ve worked very hard and then you’ve got the experienced lads like Bradley Quinton.
"Jamie Richards as well has been excellent since he joined the club. He is a real character and a pleasure to work with.
“He has taken away of lot of the stress but is always professional. I can’t praise him enough.”
Enfield sit 19th in the table after their 2-1 win against Lewes on Tuesday night. They are now seven points above the drop zone but Borg knows Enfield are not safe yet and is taking nothing for granted.
He on Monday: “I’ve been in football long enough to know that things you say can come back and bite you on the backside.
“We’re not safe yet. It is in our own hands but there is still a lot of work to do. We’ve still got to play Wingate & Finchley and East Thurrock and they are massive games for us because they are also down there.
“At the moment though, I am confident the lads can get results against anyone.”
Borg’s side host Maidstone United on Saturday before travelling to Lowestoft Town on Tuesday.