BEDWAS have targeted at least five wins from their remaining 11 games to stay in the Principality Premiership, says head coach Stefan Sankala.

They go into tonight’s home encounter with fellow relegation candidates Bargoed (kick-off 7.15pm) sitting seven points off the first guaranteed safe spot.

After this evening’s clash, Bedwas still have four clubs to play – Neath (twice), Cross Keys, Llanelli and Bridgend – who are battling to maintain their Premiership status.

“We’ve set our short-term goals,” said Sankala. “We’ve got 11 games left and desperately need to win at least five.

“It’s still in our hands to stay up, but if we can’t beat the sides around us then you could argue we don’t deserve to survive.

“The pressure is increasing, particularly when you are throwing away points like we did at Carmarthen.”

Last Saturday’s game at Carmarthen Quins was the only top-flight fixture to take place following the wintry weather that swept across South Wales.

And it was another one that got away from Sankala’s men as a late Quins try denied Bedwas a losing bonus point and gave the hosts a 27-13 victory.

He added: “That was probably one of the most frustrating performances we’ve put in this season.

“We were going to get something out of the game up until the last minute when we tried to play out from our own line and gave away a try.

“In certain aspects of the game we were on top, but in others, like in the loose, we came unstuck.

“Their tries came from our mistakes and it was one that got away, something I’ve said too many times this season.”

Bargoed are seven points behind 14th-placed Bedwas in the league table with a game in hand.

The Bulls haven’t won in the Premiership since beating Aberavon 38-18 on October 20.