FAIRFORD Town boss Jody Bevan says it would be foolish to expect a repeat performance of his side’s previous emphatic win over Holmer Green when the pair renew acquaintances on Saturday.

Town thrashed the Buckinghamshire outfit 5-0 at Cinder Lane back in October and now face the reverse fixture in the Hellenic League Premier Division this weekend.

However, Green are a much stronger proposition on their own Watchet Lane pitch, having won seven of 12 league games in front of their own supporters compared to one of nine on the road.

Therefore, Town boss Bevan expects anything other than another comfortable afternoon.

“I know Holmer’s home record is vastly better to their away record. From what I can gather, they almost have a different team at home to away,” said Bevan.

“We can’t read too much into the fact we beat them 5-0 at home and go there expecting the same thing to happen again.

“It is going to be tough, but we will have a few more players available to us this weekend. Hopefully we can go there at full strength and give it a good go.”

Inconsistency has been an issue for Fairford throughout November, with Bevan’s side going through six games in the month with a win-loss pattern.

However, the 2-1 victory over eaders Brackley Town Saints showed what Town are capable of when they hit their stride.

Bevan said: “We have had some amazing results – probably results that no one was expecting other than myself.

“Unfortunately, all of a sudden, we then have a game that we’re expected to win, and we haven’t been able to do it.

“Last weekend’s loss at Lydney was very frustrating, but after time to reflect on it, we had several players unavailable and had to make four or five changes, so to expect the same level of performance is not fair.

“We have just got to roll our sleeves up again this weekend and perform better and aim to get another three points.

“We know we are a match for anybody and we don’t fear anyone in this league, but it is fine margins and if we are not quite at it, that can be the difference between winning and losing.”

Robbie James and Jamie Reid are both available to Fairford this weekend following suspension, while Ben Saunders is Bevan’s only doubt with an ankle injury

Fairford’s fellow Premier Division sides Royal Wootton Bassett Town and Shrivenham are both in Supplementary Cup action on Saturday. Bassett travel to Flackwell Heath, while Shrivvy host Woodstock Town.

There are also Supplementary Cup fixtures for Division One West teams Malmesbury Victoria and New College.

The Vics welcome North Leigh United to the Flying Monk Ground, while College are at Tytherington Rocks in a rematch of the contest that provided the students with their first league win of the season last weekend.