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Safety not assured yet, says Falmouth boss Dent

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

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FALMOUTH Town may be the form team in the premier division since the turn of the year, but manager John Dent has surprisingly suggested the club are still under threat from relegation.

Dent's men continued what has been an excellent start to the year with arguably their most impressive result of the season to date after Saturday's 1-0 win at high-flying Launceston (match report page 83).

Town have now gone unbeaten in six games, their last defeat coming at Plymouth Parkway on December 14.

The run means Town now hold a ten-point cushion above the relegation zone.

But with 13 games still remaining, Dent is refusing to admit it's job done just yet.

He said: "I'm delighted with the run we've put together but I'm not ruling out relegation just yet.

"We've gone six games unbeaten, winning three and drawing three, I can't really ask for much more than that after the first half of the season.

"But there's still a very long way to go and anything can still happen.

"We've just got to keep going, playing the way we are and picking up points so we're safe at the end of the season."

No other team in the premier division has enjoyed as drastic an upturn in form as Town.

Before their six-match unbeaten run began with a 1-1 draw at home to Cullompton Rangers on January 11, Falmouth had just seven points from their opening 19 league games. They have more than doubled that tally in six games after taking 12 points from a possible 18.

Improvement

Dent puts Town's improvement down to his squad finally adjusting to the system he has implemented since taking over as manager in September.

He said: "It has taken the players a while to gel and get used to the system I've wanted us to play.

"We've had to take a few steps back to go forwards but we are getting there and our recent results would suggest the team is now comfortable with the way I like us to play."

Dent will check on the fitness of Dan Richardson this week after he suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury on Saturday.

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