HIGHWORTH Town co-manager John Fisher says his side are fully capable of making the Southern League Division One South play-offs this season – it is simply a case of how much his players want to achieve it.

Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Bristol Manor Farm, Highworth find themselves eight places and 11 points below the play-off frame after two good results in the past week.

The Worthians ground out a scrappy 4-2 win at home to Basingstoke Town last Saturday before battling to a credible 2-2 draw away at high-flying Winchester City on Tuesday.

With 14 games to go, Highworth still have a small chance of crashing the end of season party, but their consistent run of result will have to continue this weekend if that goal is to be achieved, according to Fisher.

He said: “I’ve said to the lads that if they put a run together, they’ll gain the confidence to feel like they can beat anybody in the league.

“If they perform like they did at Winchester on Tuesday night for the rest of the season, we will do really well.

“It’s there for us – it’s just a case of how much the players want it.

“Ross (Adams) and I both want it, and I do believe that the players are starting to believe we can make something of our season.

“They’re starting to realise how good they can be, and when you do that you’ve always got a chance.”

Despite being beaten by Manor Farm earlier in the campaign while still under the reign of former boss Jeff Roberts, Highworth actually enter the fixture two points ahead of the Bristol-based side.

But league placings do not mean much to Fisher, who says Manor Farm will be confident of completing the league double over his team.

Fisher said: “Bristol beat Thatcham away last weekend, so they’ll be full of confidence.

“It will be difficult, I’m finding all of the games in this league are difficult – it’s never a given.

“Some of the leagues you play in, you can get gimmes, but not in this league.

“Anybody can beat anybody, and unless you’re on your game you will end up getting beat.

“Last weekend against Basingstoke, we were not on our game, but we got fortunate and managed to grind out a win.

“And that’s great to see, but it wasn’t a riveting performance from us. We’ll need to be much better this weekend if we’re to take all three points back to the Save-on-Tyres Stadium.”