CHINGFORD skipper Sam Kirnon reckons his side are in good shape to avoid relegation from the Premier League this weekend - but has urged his players not to be complacent.

The second bottom Forestsiders are ten points clear of basement boys South Woodford, knowing that a draw should be enough to see them safe.

But - while acknowledging that South Woodford also need to pick up maximum points in their encounter if they are to survive - Kirnon has told his players to concentrate on their game against Ardleigh Green on Saturday.

"The onus is on South Woodford to win the game, we know that. They need the 25 points whereas we only need to get a draw. Their task is bigger than ours," said Kirnon.

"But we need to be positive and play our game. There's no going back for us now."

Chingford suffered a frustrating weekend after coming within two wickets of beating high-fliers Gidea Park and Romford - a win which would have all-but ensured their safety.

The Forestsiders put together a 200-plus score for only the second time this season and looked in good shape to register the victory.

Yet, in an enthralling game typical of their season, they could just as easily lost, with Gidea just five runs short of chasing down the hosts 226 total.

"That's the way our season has gone," admitted Kirnon.

"It was a good game and both sides batted well. But for a team one from bottom almost beating a team second in the premier divsion table is a great result, and showed how well we can play.

"If we can perform like that again on Saturday then we will be fine."