HIGHWORTH Town boss Jeff Roberts wants his players to use last weekend’s win against Cinderford Town as the starting point in a revival of their fortunes ahead of Saturday’s fixture against Bristol Manor Farm.

Following three fixtures against the same opposition that saw three different results produced last week, Roberts is looking forward to his side being able to test themselves against someone new, albeit as equally a tough a proposition in his eyes.

Roberts said: “It will be a tough game for us. They’ve had a good cup run and they’re usually a decent side – quite physical and direct like most others in the league.

“We conducted ourselves very well last week, but we’ve got to continue that.

“We’ve told the players their work rate has to continue to improve on the pitch, and if that happens, we’ll keep on picking up results as we go along.

“We’ve got injuries and a few unavailable, but we’re hopeful of getting a couple of strikers in before the weekend.

“Hopefully, we can continue on from last Saturday and use it as the start of a mini-revival.”

If the Worthians are to change their luck at home, they will have to start scoring more at the Save on Tyres Stadium.

Just one goal has been netted in their four home games this term, as opposed to 10 on their travels, and manager Roberts is at a loss to explain why that is.

He said: “I honestly don’t know why we struggle so much at home.

“I can’t say it’s the slope because every team has got to come here and deal with it for the first time.

“It’s maybe down to the mentality of the players not enjoying it because of history or whether we sit back at home a bit more, I don’t know.

“We seem to score freely away from home, but hopefully that can change for the better at home on Saturday.”