CORSHAM Town might be playing catch-up with Worcester City as far as the Hellenic League Premier title is concerned, but manager Kieran Baggs insists his side will do all they can to "keep the pressure on". 

Corsham are level on points with Chris Cornes' men but have played three games more than their title rivals and Baggs knows his side are up against a "massive" obstacle.

"We are joint top as it stands but they have a couple of games in hand so we are still playing catch up," he said. "We need Worcester to drop points if we are going to win the title, but all we can do is keep the pressure on them."

"Worcester are a huge club and they have been just that shade above us. 

"Not just on the pitch, but off it, they are a massive club and the resources they have, the support they have behind them. You saw for the game here (Corsham vs City) that they brought maybe 300-odd fans which is just unheard of for Step 5 but it's fantastic for us to play against them."

Corsham began the season brilliantly and led the way after eight games but a rare home defeat to Roman Glass St George and a draw at Worcester Raiders either side of the 3-2 defeat to City saw Cornes' men take the lead and they have not looked back since.

But Baggs, speaking to the club's official YouTube page, has reported a clean bill of health as clubs up and down the country look ahead to a busy winter schedule.

The boss seems confident his team can push on: "Over the opening 17 games, I have been delighted with how we've done.

"We are back now to the healthiest we've been this season with some key players back, but there are no excuses now, we are all fully fit, no suspensions and we are fully focused on the next stage of the campaign."

Corsham, like City, take a break from league action this weekend in their second-round Isuzu FA Vase tie against Hamble.

The next time City and Corsham will meet is the day before Christmas Eve (December 23), just three days before City take on Worcester Raiders in the second Worcester Derby of the season.