BASINGSTOKE Town face the biggest week of their season so far, with two massive league games in their fight to avoid relegation, as well as the final of the Hampshire Senior Cup final, writes Jordan Bright.

This all starts with a home game in the Southern League Premier South on Saturday (3pm) against Frome, followed by a Hampshire derby game Farnborough on Easter Monday (3pm), also in the league.

They then face National League Havant and Waterlooville at Eastleigh on Wednesday night (7.45pm) in the final of the Hampshire Senior Cup, a trophy Town last won in 2017.

Looking at the upcoming fixtures, Town manager Martin Kuhl said: “It is a big week for us and I have been told the team are very good when it comes to big games So I am looking for us to win on Saturday and take it from there.”

Ahead of the fixtures remaining, Town midfielder and captain Charlie Kennedy should return from injury and Adam Everiss is back from suspension and Kian Duncan could also figure as Burnham have finished their season.

Jim Orvis could keep his place ahead of Everiss after impressing in last Saturday’s defeat at Poole and new signing Reece Rusher could start after scoring in Dorset after coming off the sub’s bench.

Manager Kuhl said: “I felt Jim (Orvis) was our best defender against Poole and was impressed with Reece (Rusher came on).”

Saturday’s loss left Town 18th in the table with 46 points, Walton Casual are one position lower than Town with 45 points and Gosport Borough occupy the final relegation place on 43 points.

With only three games to play, there will be twists and turns in the race for survival.

After playing Frome and Farnborough over Easter, Town will face second placed Taunton at the Camrose on the final day of the season.

This Saturday, Walton Casuals are away at fourth placed Salisbury, then face play-off chasing King’s Langley at home on Easter Monday before they end their campaign away at mid table Merthyr.

Gosport Borough currently in the drop zone are away at whipping boys Staines on Saturday which they should win.

Then on Monday, they have a home game against Wimborne, who are 16th and finish the season at third placed Met Police.