BRAINTREE Town Reserves midfielder Mark Dallinger believes that the race for Thurlow Nunn League division one will go all the way this season.

While they were disappointed to be held by Wisbech St Mary last weekend, the Young Irons’ 3-3 draw saw them extend their unbeaten run to ten games, during which time they have claimed 26 points.

That form has kept them in the hunt for division one promotion this year as they keep the heat on the current leading pack and Dallinger feels the battle could go to the last kick of the campaign.

He said: “We keep pushing.

“We are still in for promotion and that’s what we are all aiming for.

“We have games in hand over sides above us and we still have to play the top teams.

“I’m sure they will drop points as well and we have to be ready to take advantage of that.

“It’s going to go to the wire and we’re nowhere near out of it yet.”

The reserves’ form has caught the eye this year, with first-team boss Brad Quinton keen to have a look at the talent within the Young Irons’ squad and Dallinger said opportunities are there for players to impress.

“We have been doing well recently and I’m sure that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the first team,” he added.

“There have been players from our squad involved in their training - myself included - and we’re all looking to keep pushing.

“We are getting there.

“We’re a young group of players with a lot still to learn but we’re progressing all the time and we can’t complain about where we are in the league at the moment.”