As THE Chelteham Festival draws to a close it seems apt to apply a horseracing metaphor to Bognor’s late season charge for the title.
With just eight games to go, the Rocks are entering the final furlong in first place.
And it looks like they do so with only one other in contention – those big-spending rivals from Havant.
After the Hawks’ 2-1 loss to Harrow in midweek Bognor are two points clear – a length in racing terms – but Havant still have a game in hand.
A betting man would have a tough time picking a winner from those two.
Manager Jamie Howell is clear where his focus is.
He said: “I haven’t studied it in massive detail as I am solely concentrating on what we are doing.
“Focusing too much on others can sidetrack us from what we are doing and that is the most important thing.
“It is looking a little like we are in a two-horse race with Havant. What we have to make sure of is that we do not capitulate.
“There’s no reason why we would but we just need to keep focused and doing what we can do as well as we can.”