HIGHWORTH Town boss Jeff Roberts admits it too early to start adjusting the club’s goals for this season, despite losing just one of their opening seven Evo-Stik South Division One South fixtures.

Roberts’ men sit seventh in the table, one point short of current play-off occupants AFC Totton, after their first seven fixtures.

Admitting his goal at the start of the season was to guide Highworth to safety from the fourth tier of non-league football, Roberts is keen not to set his targets too high ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Evesham - despite his side’s promising start to the campaign.

He said: “It’s too early to adjust any of our goals.

“I always had it in the back of my mind that if we finished around mid-table then we’d be very pleased as a team.

“Things are going much better than we anticipated at the moment.

“As long as we can keep picking up the points away from home and make the most of our home form we’ll be in a good place.

“Evesham will be a massive test though. There’s pressure on their manager and they’re desperate to go up.

“We’ll take every game as it comes and try to play the best side we can week in and week out.”

Third placed Evesham will be keen to reverse their home fortunes of late having suffered three defeats at the Jubilee Stadium on the bounce.

It’s a statistic Roberts is all too aware of, but at the same he underlined how hard Paul Collicutt will make tomorrow’s test for Highworth.

He said: “They will be looking to push this season for promotion, it’s another massive test for us.

“We’ll go there and do our normal stuff, the surface is meant to be good there so hopefully that will suit us.

“There’s going to be pressure on them given that they’re on such a low home run.

“We’ve had some niggles, but hopefully they’ve sorted themselves out. Training was productive, the lads looked energetic.”