Malmesbury Victoria boss Andy Wicks believes his side are capable of 'comfortably winning the league' after their positive recent run.

The Vics are currently fifth in the Hellenic League Division One West, eight points off top spot.

Malmesbury have won their last two games. They beat Pewsey Vale on Tuesday night in the Subsidiary Cup thanks to goals from Sam Parker, Jack Ellis and Shane Bumphrey's 24th of the season.

In their last league game, the Vics outclassed league leaders Cheltenham Saracens and ended their 100% record with a 4-1 victory.

Wicks feels his team have raised the bar with those victories and believes his team have it in them to be up their challenging.

"If our lads turn up we can win this league comfortably," said Wicks.

"I said to the lads we've set the standard now after beating Cheltenham they can't go below it and fair play they didn't against Pewsey.

"As I've said, I don't look at other teams so we set up how we wanted and we battered Cheltenham, even their lads said we did."

The Vics faced difficult conditions on Tuesday against Pewsey and Wicks feels the secret of success in the league is having the ability to 'roll your sleeves up'

"Work rate gets you a long way in this league," explained Wicks. "We've found it tougher against teams who work hard against us whereas teams who get it down and play, we can get at a bit.

"If you can roll your sleeves up and battle then that's already half the job in this league."

Malmesbury are back in league action this weekend when they travel to third place Thornbury Town, who have lost just one of their eight league games this season and Wicks is expecting another tough test.

"It'll be another good challenge," he said. "We tend to be up for playing the better teams but I take a team from the top or bottom the same way and set up the same."

Malmesbury have had injuries and suspensions to deal with and Wicks admitted he's thought about bringing players in.

"We're looking at a couple due to suspension and injuries but we've got the players and we're strong, I don't want to make too many changes," he added.