JEFF Roberts is toasting a standout moment for his Corsham Town side after they returned to winning ways by handing Highworth Town a nightmare before Christmas in the Wiltshire Senior Cup.

Corsham had gone 10 games without a win heading into their county cup quarter-final against defending champions Highworth, who also came within a game of reaching of the FA Vase final at Wembley last season, but Roberts’ men pulled off a shock at the Elms.

Opting against going toe-to-toe with the Worthians' physicality, Corsham found success on the counter-attack and netted with 35 minutes gone through Keiron Gleed before Levi Cox doubled their lead with five minutes to go.

There was still time for the hosts’ Brad Clark to scramble home and set up a tense final few minutes but Roberts’ side had done enough to progress into the last four of the competition.

“It’s a big scalp. Highworth were the defending champions and were in the semi-finals of the FA Vase last season. They’re a good side,” said the Corsham chief.

“We knew that they’d be stronger than us and we had to ride a few challenges that went in but we haven’t got any fiery characters in our side and we just carried on.

“I’d been to see them a few times and knew there was the odd weakness in their team. We knew that we could break quickly and that worked for us, and we could have scored a couple more.

“We also had seven teenagers in the squad. We had two midfielders that were 16 and 17 in behind Matty Jenkins, a 19-year-old on the left and an 18-year-old on the right.

"We had to dig deep but the players managed to do that."

Roberts also reckons that his recent squad rejig is beginning to bear fruit.

He added: “We’ve got a very mellow dressing room now. When we’re talking in there, everybody is quiet and listening to what we’ve got to say, and that helps.

"I thought we'd been unlucky in some games recently, like in the game against Cheddar (a 2-2 draw on December 8) but this was a very big win for us."

Toolstation League Premier Division champions Melksham Town and the Sydenhams League's Salisbury and Bemerton Heath Harlequins complete the semi-final line-up.