NAT Jarvis’ early double fired Chippenham Town to a 2-1 victory at home to Truro City in National League South on Saturday.

Jarvis struck in the ninth and 11th minutes at Hardenhuish Park to give Mark Collier’s men early control of the contest.

Truro rallied but had to wait until the dying embers of the game to show reward for that on the scoreboard when Jamie Richards struck with eight minutes to go.

However, the Bluebirds were not to be denied and manager Collier praised his troops for digging in to see out the win and make it seven points from the last three games.

“It was a very pleasing performance and a big three points for us,” said Collier.

“I told the players before hand that we’d had two big away performances and got four points from six, so now we needed to back that up with a win.

“We came racing out of the blocks and were 2-0 up in no time at all and were a little unfortunate not to get the third goal and maybe even the fourth and fifth before half-time.

“Truro made a substitution on the back of our second goal to get an extra player up front. They tried to get themselves on the front foot and went very direct and caused us some problems.

“We defended well and although they got a goal near the end, we were resolute and kept the ball well and still continued to create a couple of chances ourselves.

“We saw the game out well and it was a good performance on the back of two big performances on the road.”

Despite being two goals to the good early on, Collier was well aware the result was not certain having seen Chippenham battle back from a similar scenario to claim a 2-2 draw at Slough Town a week earlier.

The Bluebirds boss felt that recent knowledge ensured his side did not allow complacency to creep in as they remained wary of a Truro fightback.

“We know ourselves from last weekend against Slough that when you are 2-0 down, you can change your system and have a go and push people forward,” said Collier.

“You can gamble to see if you can get a goal that can change everything. We needed to make sure we were ready for that.

“We knew Truro would come at us and all I told the lads at half-time that all I was interested in was a clean sheet – if they could do that, it would be job done.

“Unfortunately, Truro did get one back, but overall, we managed the game really well to see out the win."