STANDARDS are high at Winsford Saxons.

They may be flying high in the league and in with a shout of winning two cup competitions, but boss Gary Lee Jamieson will not accept complacency.

A 4-2 win at Crewe Town Jaguars on Saturday allowed them to move to the top of the Crewe and District Football League with their 11th win from 13 games.

However, Jamieson described his side’s display – which included throwing away a two-goal lead before regaining control – as “well below par.”

With a brace of cup semi finals to come, starting with Mary Dendy at Knights Grange in the AJ Cooke Trophy on Saturday, the Saxons boss is demanding improvement.

“We were well below-par,” he said.

“There was probably a bit of complacency due to us winning our previous games against Crewe Town comprehensively.

“Crewe Town coming back into it was a wake-up call – we made five changes at once and they all came on and changed the complexion of the game.

“Huge improvements are needed for our upcoming semi finals.”

It took Saxons half an hour to break the deadlock but when they did, the goal came spectacularly thanks to Kane Ode’s free kick – his sixth goal in as many games since joining the club.

Just before half time, the advantage was doubled when Matt Mills found space in the area to fire below the goalkeeper, but Saxons did not reckon upon a home fightback.

A sluggish start to the second half saw Crewe take advantage, scoring twice in quick succession to restore equilibrium.

However, once Jamieson had made his changes, order was restored.

Skipper John Buckley gave Saxons the lead again, tapping in from close range from a Callum Nowell corner.

The same pair combined again for the goal that sealed victory – Nowell swung in a corner and Buckley powered home a header from 12 yards.