JEFF Roberts is targeting a perfect 10 as his Highworth Town side look to reclaim their long-held position at the Hellenic League Premier Division summit tomorrow.

Highworth boasted a double-digit lead over the chasing pack before Christmas but picked up just a solitary point – and that from a draw with rock-bottom Burnham – during a weather-hit January.

Meanwhile, chief title rivals Thatcham Town have taken their winning run in all competitions to 18 matches, their most recent success coming at a Fairford Town side who are the visitors to The Elms tomorrow.

“We’ve been top for most of the season so if we throw it away now then it will be disheartening,” admitted the Worthians boss.

“But if you’d said at the start of the season we’d finish second then I’d have jumped at the chance, so we’re still in a very good position with two definitely going up this year.

“We’ve got 10 big games to go and have Thatcham and (fifth-placed) Bracknell to play. Thatcham are looking lively but on our day, we can beat most sides. If we can win all 10 then we’ll win the league.”

Roberts was left frustrated by the departure of leading scorer Callum Parsons for Swindon Supermarine in midweek but hopes the recent addition of Connor Waldon – poised for his debut tomorrow – will help fill the void.

“Callum had an offer he couldn’t refuse,” said Roberts. “It’s a shame to see him go but money talks. We move on and I believe we still have a good enough squad.”

Fairford boss Jody Bevan, meanwhile, was encouraged by his fourth-from-bottom side’s display in the 3-1 defeat to Thatcham – who are on FA Vase duty tomorrow – and wants to see more of the same at Highworth.

“It’s always disappointing to lose because points are what we need but it was a positive performance,” said Bevan, who has the luxury of a virtually full-strength squad to pick from.

“When we played Highworth at our place, I thought they were the best team in the league. But we have improved since then and if we can get anything out of this game or the next one against Bracknell then it will set us up for the rest of the season.”

Elsewhere, Royal Wootton Bassett Town host Brimscombe & Thrupp while Division One West promotion chasers Shrivenham are at home to Cheltenham Saracens.