ADAM Cunnington says he is trying not to look at the league table as Billericay Town target top spot tonight.

Town will hit the top of the Isthmian Premier League if they get the better of Merstham tonight, with their superior goal difference enough to jump Dulwich Hamlet in the standings.

Billericay will still have four games in hand at the top over their main title rivals after this evening’s match.

But Cunnington, who scored his 16th goal of the season in Saturday’s 4-0 win against Leiston, says he is solely focused on the task at hand in what he expects to be a difficult match.

“It has been a busy schedule but we know we can bridge the gap,” said the 30-year-old, who is a doubt for tonight’s game with a slight knock. “We try not to look at the table but I am sure we will have one eye on what is going on.

“We try not to pay too much attention but obviously it is nice to see us climbing the table. We want to be back up there and we can make that happen.

“We are confident but Merstham posed us some questions at their place, especially in the first half. But if we play to our potential then we will be confident of getting the result we want.”

Billericay have kept five clean sheets in the last six matches and scored 14 goals in that time.

And Cunnington is pleased with Town’s progress at both ends of the pitch, including his own goalscoring tally.

“You have to find a way of stopping the goals going in as we know if we don’t concede we have a very high possibility of winning matches,” he said.

“We have put ourselves in a fantastic position under reasonably difficult circumstances, with the games we had in hand.

“I am pleased to get past 15 goals although every time I score one Jake (Robinson) gets two or three,” he added. “I am now looking to get to 20 as soon as possible and then set a new target.”