BEES are rushing to the business end of the season with nine games remaining, five away, and 20 points from safety in National League One.
On current form five of these are winnable - Barking this Saturday at home, Tynedale at home, Macclesfield away, Coventry at home and Blackheath again at home, netting a best case scenario of 25 points - not enough, one would think, to ensure survival.
Barking is a real relegation 10-pointer and a must-win fixture if Bees are to have any hope of survival.
Looking at the rest of the fixtures, starting with Cambridge, they brought the meanest looking pack in the business to Damson Park and I can’t see Bees getting any change out of them.
Fylde too, despite difficulties in the scrum, gave the lads the run-around while Rosslyn Park, who Bees met at the Portway, were the best looking rugby side seen so far this year in NLD1.
That leaves Ealing Trailfinders away, who have slipped as the season has worn on.
It also remains to be seen whether director of rugby Russell Earnshaw can magic something out of his box tricks as Cinderford appear to have done with Phil Vickery.
Failure would see the club drop to National League Two.