ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town manager Sam Collier says relegation is not something that has come into his reckoning after seeing his side claim back-to-back wins in the Hellenic League Premier Division for the first time this season.

Bassett roared to an emphatic 7-3 victory at home to basement boys Holmer Green on Saturday, seven days after edging out Flackwell Heath.

Collier’s side remain in the bottom three in the table but have finally started to find some momentum as the campaign heads towards its midway point.

With Bassett just four points shy of Flackwell in 10th place, Collier is sure dropping down from the Hellenic League’s top tier is not something his team will have to worry about this term.

“I wouldn’t go as far yet as to say a corner has been turned,” said Collier.

“We know we needed things to change so we moved a bit of personnel around, and since then we have won two on the bounce. We are moving in the right direction.

“We had a conversation with the chairman in the week and he mentioned the ‘R’ word but that is something me and Matt (Bulman, assistant) won’t mention. It is something we won’t allow to happen at this club.

“If you can go and win three or four games on the trot, you are up in mid-table.

“We have got 20 games to go and we want to win as many of them as we can to see where we end up.”

Bassett actually found themselves behind early on against Holmer but swiftly turned things around to lead 5-2 at half-time thanks to braces from Mark Francis and Carl Evans alongside TJ Bohane’s penalty.

The goals continued to flow in the second period and efforts from Brad Pagliaroli and Caine Bradbury brought Bassett’s total to a magnificent seven.

Despite the emphatic scoreline, Collier actually felt his side have produced better performances during the course of the season.

“It was convincing. I am delighted to score seven goals and record back-to-back wins,” said Collier.

“The performance was a little bit sloppy and I am disappointed we allowed Holmer to score three goals, but I can’t grumble too much.

“I think we played better against Flackwell last week, to be honest, when we won 2-1.

“We were tested and we were organised that day, whereas on Saturday, we were very good going forward.

“It was probably not our best performance, but it was certainly up there.”

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Shrivenham shared a 1-1 draw at home to Reading City, with Steve Robertson scoring a second-half equaliser for the hosts.

There was also a 1-1 draw for Malmesbury Victoria away at Moreton Rangers in Division One West, while New College went down 4-0 at home to Hereford Pegasus.

Meanwhile, Premier Division side Fairford Town saw their FA Vase ambitions come to an end following a 4-2 defeat at home to Burnham in the third round.

Aidan Bennett and Charlie Bailey were both on target for Fairford, who had trailed 3-0 at one stage.