BRANTHAM Athletic joint-boss Michael Brothers believes his side are still firmly in the mix for a top-four finish.

The Imps recently lost three Thurlow Nunn League matches in a row but bounced back with a timely 4-2 success at Newmarket Town on Saturday.

It has left them fifth in the premier division but level with Histon, in fourth, and only two points behind third-placed Stowmarket Town.

Tomorrow they visit the side directly below them - Godmanchester Rovers.

“Last week’s victory was just what the doctor ordered and gave everyone a lift,” said Brothers.

“We’d been on a poor run, even though our performances hadn’t been too bad, and it came at a time when we were just beginning to break away from other teams.

“However, we’re still in the mix and aiming for a top-four finish.

“There’s no reason to change that goal and anyone who looks at the league table will see it’s a realistic ambition.

“We’ve had our blip and it might be that others have still got theirs to come. The next few weeks are going to be big for us, though. We’ve got games against sides around us and it’s going to be interesting.”

Brothers put Brantham ahead in last weekend’s match at Newmarket.

George Clarke converted a penalty before Sam Newson made it 3-0.

After the Jockeys pulled one back, Clarke scored again and although the hosts notched a second, it came too late to halt the Imps.

Now they switch their attention to Godmanchester.

“We’re looking at the sides above us but there are also teems creeping up behind, including Godmanchester,” added Brothers.

“It would be great to put some daylight between us and start another little run.

“Godmanchester have games in hand but obviously need to win them. There’s a lot of interest and excitement in terms of third place down to eighth.”

Brothers is suspended for tomorrow’s trip.

Craig Hughes will also miss out because of a hamstring injury.