JEFF Roberts won’t be reaching for his four-leaf clover or lucky rabbit’s foot when he takes his Highworth Town side to local rivals Fairford Town tomorrow.

The table-topping Worthians head to Cinder Lane with an unblemished record in the Hellenic Premier Division, having won all 12 of their opening matches.

While Roberts knows that every side will be gunning to become the first team to beat them in the league, he says that he is not paying attention to any superstitions attached to the number 13.

“I don’t worry about things like that,” Roberts said. “We have had a good start and won 12 from 12, but we just have to keep concentrating on ourselves.

“There are a few things that we need to work on – we need to be more clinical in front of goal as we could have won the Thatcham game four or 5-1 (Highworth won that match 2-1).

“We’ve just been focussing on ourselves and we will keep on going.

“Fairford will be like any other team that we have played this season – they will want to be the first team that beats us.

“I know that they have had a tough start, but it is a bit like when I took over here last season, it was always going to take Jody (Bevan) a bit of time to get the team gelling.”

Highworth should go into the match at Fairford tomorrow feeling full refreshed after Roberts rested nine of the 11 players that started at Thatcham for their Challenge Cup 4-1 win over Division One West cellar-dwellers Tytherington Rocks last weekend.

Fairford, meanwhile, claimed a 2-0 Challenge Cup win over Division One West side Kidlington Reserves to banish the memory of a 5-1 defeat at Thatcham in their last league outing.

Jody Bevan’s men picked up their only league win of the season at the end of last month as they defeated Tuffley Rovers at Glevum Park.

Meanwhile, Royal Wootton Bassett Town will be aiming to make it a perfect 10 when they make the trip to Brimscombe and Thrupp.

Rich Hunter’s side made it nine wins in a row in all competitions when they claimed a 1-0 Challenge Cup win at Division One West outfit Clanfield 85.

In Division One West, Gareth Davies will be looking for his Shrivenham side to maintain their fine form.

Since taking over from Michael McNally in mid-September, the Barrington Park side have won four of their last six games – including a 2-1 Challenge Cup success over Premier Division outfit Brackley Town Saints.

Tomorrow, Shrivenham make the trip to leaders Ardley United, who have won eight from eight, while New College, who suffered a 3-0 defeat at the table-toppers last weekend, travel to second-placed Easington Sports as they search for their first points of the campaign.