The Swags enter the final eight games of their very first season in the Toolstation Western league’s Premier Division with optimism, after a successful campaign so far.

The Swags currently sit in ninth place having won five of their eight games since the turn of the new year, and joint manager Jamie Smith has been pleased with the progress made.

He said: "If I reflect on the whole season overall, we have done really well.

"It has been a huge transition for the club with the additional travel but also as a squad. We have made a number of changes with some great additions during the season such as Harry Pruett, Steve Kingdon, Oscar Collins, Miles Hardidge, Joe Bishop, Joe Banks and Oscar Pearce. Another notable addition has been off the pitch, with highly rated coach Mark Jenkins joining us from Weston-super-Mare’s academy.

"As we have evolved some lads have moved on to play more locally but we’d like to place on record our gratitude to Jacob O’Donnell and Fabien Mokhtari in particular, who were vital in our success last season and into this."

He added that: "Another stalwart Gary Freeman retired from playing after an incredible committed number of years with the club, helping us get where we are today."

And speaking on frustrating parts of the season, Smith said: "Myself, Nic (Steadman, joint manager) and Lukes (Rich Lucas, Assistant Manager) have had our frustration’s with a number of unfortunate injuries this season to key players.

"Captain Hamish Hurst, Joe Banks, Ryan Gissing and Callum Dunn all out for several months, with Sam Thomas and Jimmy Sellick picking up season ending injuries."

Looking to the more positive aspects, Smith said: "On a brighter note, we came through a tough period results wise to establish ourselves in a very competitive league. We have noticed the jump in standard from the division below, with some big clubs, big budgets, and quality players.

"We really enjoyed our FA Cup and FA Vase campaigns and made it through a few early rounds, bringing FA Cup football to the town of Nailsea for the first time in its history.

"Our games have been entertaining and we are within the top six in the league for overall goals scored so far this season, which gives us huge confidence as we complete the last eight games of this season, and looking forward to next. We have four home games left and would love to see as much support for the lads as possible."

The Swags have the following remaining home fixtures, all 3PM KO (picture attached) at the Hunter Selection Ground, Fryth Way, Nailsea.

They are also offering free travel to supporters to this Saturdays away fixture at Falmouth Town.