SWINDON fly-half Adam Westall believes 55 points could be the magic number this season as his team bid for survival in South West One East.

Following their 25-25 draw with Banbury, Swindon have amassed 50 so far this term going into this weekend’s clash with Chippenham.

Their opponents, who are fresh from a 47-13 demolition of local rivals Royal Wootton Bassett, are on also on 50 points alongside Bassett and Sean Lynn’s men.

“I think 55 points would be enough to be safe looking at where we are now. We only have two games left and we have to win at least one of those games,” said the fly-half.

“There is no getting away from it so we will see where we are at the end of that. It will be a massive decider, a bit of a cup final as the winner will probably be safe.

“Whereas the other would have to take it into the last game of the year looking to pick something up.

“We’ve taken the top two sides to within a point in the two away games (so) I don’t read too much into their (Chippenham’s) result.”

Westall admits that while they try to avoid looking at the league table, he and his teammates are more than aware of the precarious situation they find themselves in.

“I think it is always in the back of most people’s minds,” added Westall “I don’t think you can pay too much attention to it (league table) because it is a pretty freakish year that a side could potentially be relegated with 50 points.

“It just shows the level South West rugby is at because anybody can beat anyone which probably makes it a nice spectacle for the supporter.

“We would rather not be in this mix but we are where we are. The leagues don’t lie and if you’re at the bottom of it, generally it’s because you deserve to be.

“We just need to come together at the weekend and put together a solid home performance.”

Meanwhile in the Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier, Swindon College Old Boys, who have already been crowned champions, will travel to Slough after an unscheduled week off as last weekend’s opponents Risborough were unable to raise a side.