SWINDON College Old Boys head coach Jamie Barrett says his team will take nothing for granted when they host bottom side Bradford on Avon in Southern Counties South this afternoon.

Bradford have lost all 18 league fixtures they have played so far this term and have just two points to their name following deductions.

College are enjoying a solid season themselves, sitting 10 points clear of the bottom three after collecting seven wins this term.

The Pipers Way side have drawn their last two matches so are keen to pick up a first victory since mid-January, although coach Barrett says they do not expect that to be a foregone conclusion against out-of-form Bradford.

“At the start of the season, our aim was to consolidate ourselves at this level and I think we have done that,” said Barrett.

“We have lost half of our games but we’ve also had two draws in the last two games. If we’d been able to win those, we’d have half wins and half losses this season, which is decent enough.

“We have Bradford on Avon next and we still look at them as a strong side – we won’t be under-estimating them.

“They will be tough and hard to break down. We won’t simply look at their results and where they are in the table and take them lightly. It will be a tough game.”

Today’s fixture marks just a fourth for local sides in the last six weeks, with another break from action scheduled for next weekend.

Although momentum can be disrupted at this time of year, Barrett has no qualms with the chance to keep players fresh.

“We’re in a part of the season now where there are a few breaks, but I think it’s good to have them as it gives the guys a little bit of a rest,” said Barrett.

“The season is quite demanding and it’s a physical league, so a bit of downtime here and there to recover is always a bonus.”

Elsewhere, Swindon travel to Wimborne in South West One East where anything other than victory is likely to confirm their relegation.

The Greenbridge Road side are second from bottom in the table, and with three teams expected to go down this season, they are currently 22 points from safety with five games to go.

Should they be unable to trim that gap to less than 20 come full-time at Wimborne, even maximum points over the final four rounds would not be enough to overhaul the deficit.

In the same division, Royal Wootton Bassett face a Wiltshire derby away at nearby Chippenham.

Finally, Dorset & Wilts One North bottom side Supermarine continue their search for a first league win of the season at home to second-placed Avonvale.