GOALKEEPER Harry Wells was Chippenham’s star man, making a string of fine saves as his team held on to Team Bath Buccs D 2-1 in GoCrea8 Central One.

Bath started the game with 11 outfield players as their goalkeeper was stuck on a train, and Chippenham made use of this with Aled Evans scoring two goals.

Ten minutes in and it was back to a normal game as the Bath keeper arrived.

Bath pulled one back from a penalty flick early in the second half, and it was then that Wells came into his own, pulling off some fine stops under strong Buccs pressure.

Chippenham A were unable to build on a 2-1 half-time lead as they lost 3-2 at North Wilts in Central Two.

The visitors found fell behind on five minutes but midfielder Dave Thomas then put Chippenham 2-1 up with two wonderful individual goals, skilfully drifting past several Wilts defenders and the keeper to slot home each time.

In the second half the visitors seemed unable to shoot or get close to the North Wilts goal, and made a lot of errors, which North Wilts took advantage of with two breakaway goals.

Chippenham B went down 4-0 at a stronger and clinical Royal Wootton Bassett A in East Central One.

And in East Central Two, Ron Ousby, Tim McKendrick and Matt Gale struck the goals as Chippenham C won their intra-club derby against their D team 3-0.

Marlborough, who were forced into several changes with availability the worst it has been all season, lost 5-3 in a topsy-turvy Conference North game at home to Bristol University A.

They fell two goals behind before captain Anil Sud deftly turned in centre back Rich Holman’s pass from the left.

Marlborough levelled when Will Hughes finished off a good passing move and the turnaround was complete when shortly before half-time, James Richardson fired into the far corner to put them 3-2 up.

However, in the second half the 15-man squad of students played at an intensity that the 11 men of Marlborough could not match, and they scored three times.

The selection crisis ravaged Marlborough A, who had to call on five players for their debut and used five players under 18 for their Central Two match at Mendip. Despite plenty of effort, they not surprisingly lost heavily, going down 13-0.

Alex Ford’s late winner helped Marlborough B stay top of East Central 2 with a 1-0 win over bottom club Royal Wootton Bassett B.

Devizes A put in a spirited performance but fell to a 4-0 defeat at City of Bath B in East Central One.