SHRIVENHAM manager Gareth Davies is eager to prevent momentum from stalling when they switch their focus from Premier Division action in the Hellenic League to the Supplementary Cup this evening.

Sam Ockwell’s solitary strike away at Virginia Water on Saturday fired Shrivvy to a seventh straight league victory, a run of form that has lifted the Barrington Park side well clear of the relegation zone and into the safety of mid-table.

Next up for Davies’ side is a trip to Division One East outfit Wallingford Town, with a place in the third round of the cup awaiting the winners.

Although the Shrivvy boss plans to make changes to his side for this evening’s contest in Oxfordshire, Davies does not expect that to damage their chances of continuing their excellent run of form.

“We want to keep this momentum we have going, and we want to win every game we play,” said Davies.

“There will probably be a couple of changes to the side and we have two or three lads who are coming back from injury, so this is an ideal chance to give them a decent blow-out.

“And it is also a chance to rest a couple of lads who are carrying a couple of knocks.

“But we do want to get our names in the hat for the next round – that’s the most important thing.”

Shrivvy are the form team in the league having garnered the last 21 points available to them.

The Barrington Park outfit’s win tally in the Premier Division remains at 11 from 25 games, though, meaning they only won four of their opening 18 league fixtures.

Manager Davies believes things are starting to come together for his side after a slow start to the season.

“I think we’re proving we are a match for anyone, and we don’t half work hard in games. When we lose the ball, we try to get it back as soon as possible,” said Davies.

“That has made a massive difference, and when we get into the final third, the front four players do very well and generally work something out for us.

“On Saturday against Virginia Water, we were first class defensively.

“The back four and the goalkeeper were outstanding – we gave nothing away all game.

“Overall, I want to say it is coming together nicely.”

The Supplementary Cup also offers Fairford Town the chance of a return to action for the first time since January 12 when they host Headington Amateurs tonight.

Jody Bevan’s Premier Division side have not played since beating Penn & Tylers Green 3-0 in the previous round of the competition.