FAIRFORD Town manager Jody Bevan is hoping to take a leaf out of Royal Wootton Bassett Town’s book when the two sides meet tomorrow.

The Hellenic League Premier Division’s bottom club have been struggling for results this season, with their only win in the league coming in a 2-1 success at Tuffley Rovers, while before Wednesday night when Bassett lost 5-0 at home to Oxford City Nomads, Rich Hunter’s side had won 11 from 12 outings in all competitions.

However, boss Bevan believes that the team are now starting to deliver solid performances and is hoping that a derby day win at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground can help turn their season around.

“It is going to be a tough game, we know that,” said Bevan, who has made striker Lee Smith captain with Josh Morse looking to leave the club.

“The performances have been there, it is just the results we need to get right.

“People keep telling me we are not a bottom-of-the-table side; but the results and the table do.

“Just look at Bassett. They have had a tremendous run and have climbed right up the table and there is absolutely no reason why we can’t do that ourselves.

“I admit that the job has been a lot tougher than I ever expected, but we are in a much better place now than we were three months ago.”

League leaders Highworth Town will be looking to bounce back from their FA Vase defeat tomorrow as they bid to maintain their perfect league form when entertaining Wantage Town.

The Worthians, who suffered a shock 3-1 loss to Sydenhams League outfit Sholing at The Elms last weekend, have won 13 from 13 in the league this term.

Wantage, who were relegated from the Southern League last year, are fifth in table and come into the game after beating fellow high-flyers Thatcham Town 1-0 in the Reading Invitational Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

In the Challenge Cup, New College host Division Two West leaders Moreton Rangers, while Shrivenham are without a fixture this weekend.