SWINDON captain Mike Thompson has targeted further league points this weekend when hosting fellow South West One East strugglers Witney at Greenbridge Road.

Thompson’s troops secured their first league points of the season last weekend when coming from 10 points behind to earn a 20-20 draw against Stratford-upon-Avon at home.

The result has boosted confidence in the Swindon camp, who – despite remaining bottom of the table – are keen to add to their points tally come Saturday.

Thompson said: “Witney are in a similar position to ourselves and Stratford-upon-Avon, so it will be a similar game.

“It’s definitely a game we can target to pick up points in.

“Hopefully we can field the same sort of team. Consistency is important and moving forward, it is what we would like.”

Witney, like Swindon, have been members of the second tier of regional rugby for several seasons.

A friendly rivalry between the pair has naturally blossomed as a result, with Thompson describing the Oxfordshire outfit as strong and consistent.

Despite the season being just seven games old – with a further 19 fixtures remaining – tomorrow’s fixture could have its fair say in the relegation battle, with Swindon and Witney yet to record a win between them to date.

Thompson added: “Witney is a team that seem to have been playing at this level for a long time.

“Everyone else seems to come and go, but I always remember playing against Witney.

“They’re a strong side.

“We’re going to have to play well to get a result against them, but I’m more than confident we can pull things together.”

Elsewhere in South West One East, in-form Royal Wootton Bassett will be looking to add a seventh league win to their tally when hosting mid-table Banbury.

Swindon College Old Boys are also in action, they host Yeovil in their latest Southern Counties South contest.