CHIPPENHAM Park chief Dave Ferris was pleased to see his troops discover some killer instinct at long last as they brought the curtain down on their season by thrashing county rivals Westbury United on Saturday.

After initially struggling to break down their visitors, Ferris’ men scored four second-half goals to run out comfortable 4-0 winners at Hardenhuish Park.

Darrin Moss struck to open the floodgates and from there, Jamie Norman and Robbie Burton also got themselves on the scoresheet before Moss’ lobbed effort rounded things off for the home side.

Park are set to finish in the bottom half of the Toolstation League First Division and manager Ferris admits to feeling an overriding tinge of disappointment following the conclusion of his team’s season.

“At the start of the season, we looked to be carrying a bit of promise but our league position doesn’t lie and we’re down there because we haven’t been good enough,” said the Park boss.

“On Saturday, the first half was very one-sided but it was 0-0 at half-time. We’d hit the post and Westbury’s keeper had made some good saves, and I was beginning to think that it was the same old story for us.

“Fair play to Westbury because they came to us with a young side and they look to have something that they're building for the future but it could have been 4-0 or 5-0 at half-time and nobody would have complained.

“In the end, we managed to score a few goals in the second half and it was nice to see us live up to expectations for a change.

“Missing chances has been our problem all season and it’s been hard in recent weeks because players’ confidence has taken a blow because of it – people say ‘at least you’re creating them’ but you can’t help but be disappointed when you’re not scoring enough goals.”

Ferris added: “This season may have been disappointing but we are looking forward to next season now.

"We’ll look to rebuild and look to recruit too but that doesn't mean that we won't show respect to the players that have shown commitment to us already."