Hampton & Richmond boss Alan Dowson has a tough decision to make, writes Tim Ashton.

After a comfortable 5-1 win over Brentwood Town on Saturday, the Beavers are four point clear at the summit of the Ryman Premier Division with three games to play.

Dowson reckons they need to win at least two of those remaining games, starting with this weekend’s trip to Farnborough.

However, should his charges seal the title, Dowson has an unpleasant task to perform.

He said: “I am worried about what will come back to haunt me. When Dulwich looked like they were running away with it, I told you [the Richmond & Twickenham Times] that if we won the title I would show my arse on Hampton High Street – I could get locked up.

“It still stands but it’ll have to be somewhere quiet, maybe at the ground.”

While Dowson is laughing about the prospect, he also wants those around the Beveree to lose the nerves enjoy the run-in.

There were certainly no nerves on Saturday when goals from Leon Solomon, Jamal Lowe, Brendan Kiernan, Charlie Moone and Tom Beere routed Brentwood.

He said: “There are a few nerves around the club, but if you cannot enjoy it, you might as well jack it in.

“Managers talk a lot of rubbish about not thinking about being top.

“But for me, I want to be at the top of the league, and with three games to go that is where we are. It’s all I have thought about.”

He added: “We have the belief in the camp that we can do it, but Farnborough will be a tough game.

“They have splashed some cash. They have changed the team completely and brought in some experienced players.

“But it’s in our hands. We’ll just play our attacking football and what will be will be.”

Dowson welcomes back Kieran Murphy from suspension, while Jerome Federico could make his return from injury.