Marvin Walker has been pleased with Enfield Borough’s season so far and insists back-to-back promotions remains the aim.

The club, which was only formed in the summer of 2016, started life in Division Two of the Spartan South Midlands League. Promotion was gained at the end of their first season and they are currently seventh in Division One with games in hand on all the teams above them in the table.

Borough also entered the FA Vase for the first time and won through three rounds before succumbing to a club from a higher division, Berkhamsted, after extra-time.

With no game on Saturday, manager Walker took the chance to reflect on the season so far.

He said: “It has been a really pleasing campaign so far. We always believed that we could be in the promotion shake-up, but when you regularly play teams of a higher standard than you have been used to you are never quite sure how you will adapt. The fact that we started to win matches from the off helped the players to gain confidence.

“The FA Vase run was an added bonus as it raised the profile of the club and proved that we have nothing to fear against teams higher up the football pyramid than ourselves. But promotion was always our primary objective.

“Some clubs are held back from going up due to the standard of the facilities that they have at their grounds. The fact that we ground share with Enfield Town at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium means that this is not an issue for us. Promotion will be decided on our footballing merits.”

Enfield’s squad has been depleted of late by a spate of injuries, suspensions and players being unavailable, but they have maintained their form.

“No one wants to lose players for any length of time, but it has given chances to some of the fringe players and we have made one or two additions to the squad,” Walker said.

“The lads have had an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular first-team place and to give me a welcome selection headache when everyone is available.

“In the long run the club will benefit from the experience that these players are currently gaining.” Walker added.

Borough are at home to Langford tomorrow night (kick-off 7.45pm).