SWINDON coach Ian Reynolds insists five points must be targeted from games such as tomorrow’s trip to Wiltshire neighbours Chippenham if the club is to avoid relegation.

Reynolds’ side recorded their first win of the season last weekend when shocking mid-table Beaconsfield by recording a 40-36 victory at Greenbridge Road.

Though that result wasn’t enough to lift Swindon off the foot of the South West One (East) table, they did move level on points with 13th placed Stratford-upon-Avon while Witney are only four points clear of bottom spot.

The poor form of the league’s bottom three clubs has thrown the race to avoid relegation wide open, with one win likely to cause a dramatic shift in all three teams’ bid to avoid the bottom two.

With Chippenham entering the tie off the back of a narrow win at Stratford, Reynolds is keen to see Swindon exploit the gaps left by tomorrow’s hosts in the all Wiltshire affair.

He said: “Chippenham are always a tough side, and we both put that little bit extra in given it’s a local derby.

“Last season they were dominant, we took two hidings against them – it will be nice to go there and compete with them.

“We’re going there for a win as we do with most games.

“We need to look to win this game if we are to stand any chance of staying up this season – these are the types of games that we need to be targeting.

“The nature of our club is to keep fighting until the end, even if it comes to the point where we are relegated, we will keep pushing for positive results.”

Elsewhere in South West One (East), Alan Low’s Royal Wootton Bassett side will be keen to make up for last weekend’s defeat against table-topping Newbury when facing Old Centralians away from home.

Bassett’s hopes of finishing top of the table took a severe blow last week when the unbeaten Blues won 21-10 in Wiltshire - a result which stretched their lead at the top of the table to 11 points.

With Newbury hosting Salisbury, it’s unlikely that Bassett will make any inroads into their deficit this weekend.

However Low’s troops will be targeting a win with an aim to keeping the pressure on the runaway leaders.