SWINDON will look to kick-start their survival bid in South West One East when they resume their season away at Old Centralians on Saturday.

The Greenbridge Road side reached the Christmas break with just two wins from their opening 14 fixtures, and will need a dramatic turnaround in fortunes over the final 12 rounds if they are to beat the drop.

However, skipper Mike Thompson and his troops gave a hint that a corner has been turned prior to the break after claiming back-to-back wins at home to Beaconsfield and away at Chippenham in December before losing to leaders Newbury Blues in their final pre-Christmas fixture.

It will not be a straight-forward start to 2019 for Swindon, though, as Centralians are currently second in the table with 11 wins from their 14 games.

Royal Wootton Bassett had been the nearest challengers to pace-setters Newbury for much of the campaign, but start the new year down in fifth in the table after a slump in form.

Alan Low’s side won 10 of their opening 11 fixtures, but rounded off 2018 with three defeats in a row.

Bassett begin the new year with a Wiltshire derby at home to Salisbury at Ballards Ash.

Jamie Barrett has enjoyed a solid start to his first season in charge of Swindon College Old Boys as they begin 2019 sitting fifth in the Southern Counties South table.

College have won six of their 11 league fixtures and resume their programme at home to second-in-the-table Frome on Saturday.

By contrast, it has been a season of struggle so far for Supermarine in Dorset & Wilts One North as they are currently bottom of the table without a win to their name.

Marine have lost all 11 of their fixtures so far and the three bonus points they have picked up in defeat means they are still eight adrift of Calne and Pewsey Vale immediately above them.