FAIRFORD Town manager Jody Bevan says his side will be “going all out to win” their Hellenic League Supplementary Cup quarter-final against Thornbury Town on Saturday.

Fairford are yet to concede in the competition – although they have only played two previous games – as a 3-0 win over Penn & Tylers Green preceded a 4-0 success at home to Headington Amateurs.

The Cup represents Fairford’s only chance to win silverware this term, and with a favourable tie against lower-league opposition on the cards, Bevan is quietly confident his team can progress.

Bevan said: “We haven’t had many games, but we have been doing alright of late, considering we haven’t played a lot.

“It’s given us time for injuries to heal up, so I think we’ll be in reasonably good shape, squad-wise.

“It’s our only chance of winning something this year, so we will be giving it a damn good go.

“At the start of the season, this is a cup that no one particularly wants to be in, to be honest. But now we’ve got this far – in the absence of anything else – we might as well give everything we’ve got to win it.”

Despite his apparent desire to win the cup, Bevan has reaffirmed his intention to remain competitive in the league and achieve a top-10 finish in the Premier Division.

The Town boss believes a cup run will stand his players in good stead and act as a buffer to shake off any rustiness ahead of a return to league action in the coming weeks.

Bevan said: “The league is still my top priority and I still want us to finish as high as we can – I’m targeting a top-half finish.

“But this is a cup quarter-final and with it being at the business end of the season now, there’s no thought of resting players or playing a weakened side. We’ll be going all out to win.

“Thornbury are in the league below us after coming up from the Gloucestershire County League last season, and they’re doing well.

“They’re in with a chance of winning their league, so we know they’re a good side.

“My assistant manager knows them from his time managing in that league, so we have an idea of what to expect and we have to go out there and try to shake off any rustiness as quickly as possible.”

Elsewhere, Sam Collier’s Royal Wootton Bassett Town go on the road in the Premier Division to leaders Brimscombe & Thrupp, while Shrivenham put their 12-game winning run on the line as they travel to second-placed Wantage Town.

In Division One West, Malmesbury Victoria host Kidlington Development, while New College are at home to Newent Town.