HIGHWORTH Town boss Jeff Roberts hopes his high-flying side have learned a useful lesson from their recent league and cup wobbles.

The Worthians roared back to form at the top of the Hellenic League Premier Division with a 4-0 success over Brimscombe & Thrupp on Saturday, following up an 11-0 midweek thumping of Wallingford in the Floodlit Cup.

Prior to that, however, Roberts’ men had been ousted from the FA Vase by Sholing and then lost their flawless league record in a 4-2 home reverse by Wantage, but the manager is banking on those experiences to galvanise his squad.

“You can be over-confident,’’ he said. “We played 13 and won 13 (in the league) and then it was disappointing against Sholing and we were very poor against Wantage. It was a bit of complacency.

“We’ve got to be up for it against all sides because it’s all about on the day and who wants it. The attitude of the players in the last two games has been tremendous, really.’’

Highworth go again in the Challenge Cup second round against local rivals Shrivenham tonight (7.45pm) and Roberts added: “We’ll rest a few. The league is the priority for us. There are a few lads who have been in and out and we like to give them a run-out.

“When you bring players in and give them that challenge, they have got to come up to it. When you get your opportunity you have got to take it.’’