PURTON skipper Aaron Lee believes a win against Marlborough could be just what they need as they look to cement their place in WEPL Wiltshire.

Following a disappointing loss to Marshfield in a rain-affected game last week, Lee knows his side could do with a win to get back on track.

His troops are currently one place above this week’s hosts in seventh, with just eight points separating the two teams and the Purton skipper says it’s important to beat the teams around you.

“We know we are in a bit of a dogfight and games like Calne a couple of weeks ago and Marlborough this weekend are ones where we have to get it right and get as many points as we can,” said Lee.

“We were disappointed that the rain meant we couldn’t play Calne and then again last weekend when it hurt us against Marshfield, although we played some good cricket in that game and we have to take the positives out of it.

“It is not very often in recent seasons where we have been in a position to beat Marshfield so we have to try to build on that.”

The recent weather conditions have played a part in Purton’s form, with defeat to Marshfield coming seven days after their game fixture Calne was cancelled.

Luckily for Purton, their opponents have also seen their schedule suffer over the last few weeks with their last game coming three weeks ago, after their last two were abandoned.

This could play into the hands of Lee and his team, who are looking to avoid a stressful end to the season if possible.

“We don’t know what will happen at the moment in terms of relegation. One team could go down or three teams could go down, but I think the most likely thing is that two teams will go down,” he added.

“We want to be in control of our own destiny and we have got to try to target these types of games. We need to beat the teams around us and then pick up what we can elsewhere.

“Hopefully we can get into a position come the final couple of games where the pressure is off us and we can go out and play with a bit more freedom.”

Elsewhere, Swindon will be hoping they can record their first win in four games when they come up against Devizes.

Royal Wootton Bassett, meanwhile, will be thankful if they get their game to go ahead as they, like Swindon, have had their last two games called off.

They will travel to leaders Trowbridge in search of their second win in five matches.