Sep 3 2010 By Greg Burns
ANDY Leese said that tireless scouting has been one of the main ingredients for Chesham United's early season success.
The Generals boss is one of the most committed in the non-league scene and insists on watching every opponent as often as he can.
The result has been an impressive start to their Southern Premier Division campaign with four wins, one draw and one defeat which sees them sitting second in the table.
They bounced back from defeat bu out-thinking Bedford on Bank Holiday Monday as a result of Leese going the extra mile to prepare for the game.
When Chesham played Swindon Supermarine last Wednesday, Leese put his hand in his own pocket to go down a day early, watch Bedford play at Didcot and stay in a hotel.
"I think it is really important to watch everyone and it is just the way we operate," said Leese. "It might have cost us money to watch the teams but it is priceless because we can make sure we get out tactics spot on."
Chesham's odds of promotion have been slashed again this week down to 16/1 after they began the season as a 50/1 shot.
They host Tiverton Town this weekend with the Devon outfit without a win on the road this season and struggling to get their season up-and-running.
The Generals will be favourites for the game but Leese is taking nothing for granted.
He said: "We will take it one game at a time because we are still learning about this league. To have 13 points out of a possible 18 so far is brilliant but we want to keep building."