BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent man-of-the-moment Jake Turner is determined to end the season with a bang.

The influential midfielder scored a spectacular winner in Saturday's 2-1 Bostik League premier division victory at Bognor Regis Town, which came just four days after grabbing the only goal in Regent's Tolleshunt D'Arcy Memorial Cup success against Maldon and Tiptree.

Now he wants to play his part in a strong finish to the season - starting with three more points from Saturday's return trip to Sussex, for a visit to Burgess Hill Town.

"It was a great week, both for me personally and the team," said Turner, who also created Matt Cripps' opener at Nyewood Lane.

"The Tolleshunt D'Arcy Memorial Cup might not have been our top priority at the start of the season but it's still a piece of silverware and we want to win every competition we enter.

"It was mission accomplished and definitely gave us added confidence heading into the Bognor game.

"It was a really long day, on Saturday.

"I left home at 9.30am and got home more than 12 hours later at 9.45pm.

"People forget the commitment needed to play non-league football at this level but it's all worthwhile when you come home with three points.

"It would have been a really long journey had we lost, but instead it was a great day out."

Regent are 14th in the table heading into Saturday's trip to Burgess Hill.

"To be clear of relegation is a huge achievement," added Turner.

"It means we can enjoy the remainder of the season, without feeling any pressure.

"Given the turnover of players and where we were at the start of December, we'd have snapped someone's hand off if they'd offered us this position at Christmas."

Meanwhile, Turner says he and his team-mates are hopeful the club can find a solution to their budget conundrum.

Chairman Terry Doherty addressed supporters at a recent fans' forum and warned that as things stand, the club will be unable to match their current cash pot next season.

Unless new sponsors or investors step forward, resources will be cut and that, inevitably, would lead to players leaving the Bostik League side.

Boss Tom Rothery has already suggested he would be forced to walk away, if that happens.

Turner, like his manager, is hoping the situation can be remedied but admits he would have to consider his options if Rothery and assistant boss Pip Boyland leave.

"We're a tight-knit bunch and I think I speak for all the players when I say I dearly hope this situation can be resolved," he said.

"We all love the club and no-one wants to leave, because we enjoy playing for Brightlingsea.

"We've achieved a lot together and every time you get promoted, the commitment levels go up.

"The club have to spend more, too, so it's outstanding we've got to this level.

"We're definitely punching above our weight and it would be so sad to see things unravel, with players leaving.

"But I can't deny that the current predicament the club finds itself in isn't a worry. I don't mind being honest and saying that.

"It's not about being greedy or mercenary. Nothing could be further from the truth.

"If the club were unable to source investors and it resulted in not being able to offer the current team at least the same salary we've all received this year, which everyone at least deserves and something the management team have agreed on, then unfortunately I think it would upset the apple cart and the inevitable would happen.

"To some players the money we earn from football is important and can make all the difference in our day-to-day lives.

"From my point of view, I'm married and have a baby on the way, in addition to a mortgage. My football money means a lot."