ASH Edenborough says that the fact Swindon Supermarine reached the play-offs should be viewed as a massive achievement.
Prior to Christmas, the Webb’s Wood Stadium outfit never looked like troubling the Southern League Division One South and West top five.
However, the 27-year-old along with strike partner Josh Parsons and a tightening of the defence helped Dave Webb’s side to climb the table.
Belief that a repeat of reaching the after season party for a second successive year began to grow and Supermarine were now on the charge.
And it was Edenborough and Parsons who led the way with 29 goals apiece and bagful of hat-tricks along the way.
However, while remembering that getting to the play-offs was an achievement, the campaign was to end in bitter disappointment as Merthyr Town ran out 5-2 winners in the semi-final.
“We expected ourselves to be a bit more solid than we were,” Edenborough said. “Conceding five goals was a bit of a battering.
“But we have to remember at Christmas time we were miles away from it all, we were going through quite a bad patch.
“Getting to the play-offs was an achievement in itself because at the start of the season we weren’t good enough.”
One thing Edenborough is keen for Supermarine to address next term is how they go about their game against sides below them in the table.
“I think that we were expecting to just to turn up and win the game,” Edenborough said. “That in itself puts the pressure on.
“The teams also raise their game because they think that they might be able to cause an upset and that is something that we are going to have to overcome.”
Edenborough says that he hasn’t given next season much thought but admits that he would like to remain in South Marston.
“We have a good core of players with Josh (Parsons), Chris Taylor, Bamps (Dave Bampton) and Sam (Warrell) the goalie.
“Hopefully, Webby can keep us all together and with the addition of a little bit more experience we should be able to really challenge.
“I have no interest in leaving, but it all depends on the circumstances, what is on offer and how the club is looking to progress.
“I’m 28 soon and I really want to achieve something - hopefully with Supermarine.”