DARREN Foxley’s stoppage-time strike saw Chippenham Town slip to a 2-1 defeat at near neighbours Hungerford Town in National League South on Saturday.

The Bluebirds led at half-time through Nat Jarvis’ goal, but a red card for Chippenham midfielder Dean Evans just after the hour mark swung momentum away from Mark Collier’s men.

Rhys Kavanagh levelled the scores for Hungerford just three minutes after Evans’ sending off and the home side then snatched the win at the death through Foxley’s strike.

Chippenham chief Collier was left bitterly disappointed by the result as after seeing several other first-half chances go begging, he felt at least a point was there for the taking for his side.

“It’s a tough one to swallow because we have been undone by a very late goal,” said Bluebirds boss Collier.

“We were 1-0 up at half-time and it’s one of those where we probably should have been further in front.

“We created some good chances, but we haven’t worked the keeper well enough.

“You go back into the changing room thinking you should probably be at least 2-0 or 3-0 up, and that can make all the difference as 1-0 is always a tight scoreline.

“Then, once you have a man sent off and it’s down to 10 men against 11 in horrendous weather conditions, it’s a bit of a painful one to take to be undone by a late goal.

“There’s lots of disappointment in the changing room at the end at the fact we haven’t got something out of the game.

“We know what type of league we’re in. It’s a tough, unforgiving division and you have to fight and scrap for everything.

“We fell just a little bit short on Saturday.”

Chippenham return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to Salisbury in the Wiltshire Senior Cup quarter-finals.