LECHLADE batsman Joe Breet is not playing down the importance of this weekend’s Premier One fixture in their bid to stay in the division.

The Manor Ground side travel to Bridgwater who sit a place and 10 points above them in the league table.

Having put some distance between themselves and the bottom three last weekend with victory over Downend, Breet is keen to see that upward movement in the division continue this weekend, with third-from-bottom Forcester to play the following week.

With the pressure mounting with just four weeks to go of the season, Breet is keen to see his side get the basics right to ensure their future in the top flight of the West of England Premier League.

“This one and we’ve got Frocester, who are in touching distance of that relegation zone – those two games are crucial for us to stay in this league for next year,” he said.

“Everybody knows that, everybody is buying into that and there has been a big push at the club.

“It gets back down to doing the basics better than the other side when it comes to these high pressure games.

“Not conceding free runs and when you bat and bowl, you try to apply yourself the best you can and not just have impulsive decisions where you could cost your team.

“If you’re in, batting wise, you need to go on and make a big score because everyone is relying on you.”