FAIRFORD Town boss Jody Bevan doesn’t believe early-season results paint the full picture of his side’s efforts as they chase a first Hellenic League Premier Division win of the season.

The Cinder Lane side have only registered a point from their first three matches, coming in the opener against Tuffley Rovers, and were bashed 6-2 in successive home matches by Flackwell Heath and Longlevens last week.

Longlevens also ousted them from the FA Cup after a replay, adding up to a first month of struggle for last season’s Division One West champions.

But new boss Bevan, who takes his men to Windsor tomorrow before hitting the road for Abingdon United on Bank Holiday Monday, says no one should lose heart.

“We’re disappointed with the results so far - they look terrible,’’ he admitted.

“But the reality is probably somewhat different. There has been promise in every game we’ve played.

“As soon as we’ve scored a goal, we’ve conceded one and that’s knocked the confidence. It’s a bit of a problem we’re trying to solve.

“The Tuffley game probably gave me a false sense of where w were, but I always knew the first month was going to be a struggle for us and hopefully a couple of wins will help us build that confidence.’’ Elsewhere, early pacesetters Jeff Roberts’ Highworth Town take their 100 per cent record to Brackley Town Saints as they seek a fourth successive away win.

Thatcham Town are just behind the Worthians on goal difference and they will defend that record at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground against Royal Wootton Bassett Town, who have yet to taste league victory this term.

In Division One West, Shrivenham have a point from two matches so far and Michael McNally’s men will attempt to build on that as they make the trip to mid-table rivals Headington Amateurs.

New College lost their league opener by the only goal at Letcombe two weeks ago but return to action on home turf at Supermarine, with current league leaders Ardley United the visitors.