BAILDON have a clash with old foes, Thornensians this Saturday and perhaps it will give them a chance to rediscover their winning form.

The Bradford side have had a mixed campaign, inevitably they go on a losing streak after a wining one.

They started the campaign well in relation to performance, but they couldn't get over the line with victories and instead lost their opening three league fixtures.

But Baildon bounced back, winning their next three league ties including a victory over local rivals, Old Grovians.

Three defeats followed once more, their most recent one being a 22-29 defeat at home to Yarnbury, however they face off with with the league's bottom placed side this weekend, Thornensians at home.

A victory would certainly ease the pressure on Baildon and would give them breathing space from the drop from the bottom three, but player/coach Jake Duxbury is not taking the away side for granted.

He said: "You know what, it's probably the worst fixture we could have had this weekend because there is history between Baildon and Thornensians .

"It's not just a league fixture and there is that added bite there. There is a rivalry and there are passed players that have gone between the two sides so we are not expecting a walkover or anything like that.

"I think Thornensians have been unlucky on a couple of occasions and I've spoken to a few teams who have played them recently.

"And they've said that the scoreline has been unfair to them and that it probably could have been a different outcome if a couple of minor things had gone differently.

"We'll be looking at putting our best foot forward, we'll be looking to put the simple things in and I think its a case of trying to be better than the last game we played in."

Duxbury added: "The table does say they are placed at the bottom, but I think you'll find that everyone can beat everyone in this division.

"There's no wrong thinking from us that this is going to be an easy game. They'll definitely come good at some point and we know as well as anyone that player availability has been a killer for a lot of sides.

"So, you don't exactly know what position they have been in with that scenario. They will come good and knowing our luck it will be against us.

"We will just have to be at our best and if we do that and compete to our full potential, then I believe we are good enough to get the win."

Duxbury also spoke about Baildon's ambitions going forward. He said: "I think looking ahead, I feel we have to be looking away from the drop zone and targetting a solid mid table finish or higher because we have the quality."