WARMINSTER Town manager Andy Crabtree said his team’s ability to score goals at the right time against Cheddar was key to their success as they convincingly beat the Toolstation League Division One leaders 3-0 at Weymouth Street, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

After surviving a significant spell of first-half pressure from their visitors, Warminster took the lead through Jack Miluk in the 30th minute before doubling that thanks to a second Miluk strike before the break.

George Butler wrapped up the points with 15 minutes to play via a well-taken header, while Cheddar’s Nathan Best was later sent off, capping a miserable day for the team that had only lost twice in the league before Saturday.

Describing his side’s perfect performance, Crabtree said: “It was a very pleasing result – we put in a good shift.

“Cheddar started brightly but we grew into the game – once we scored our first, we got on top and then we scored two more at the right times – that was key.

“Before we scored our third goal, they were getting on top a little bit, so us scoring took the sting out of the game.

“Once they had their guy sent off, it was just a case of us holding our nerve really.

“The pleasing thing for me is, not only have we won, but we’ve kept a clean sheet against a free-scoring team."

Since losing to Cheddar four games ago, Warminster have recorded three consecutive wins and now sit in 10th in the table.

Crabtree said there is no special reason as to why their form has turned around, just that everyone on and off the pitch has continued to work hard to allow the club to succeed.

He said: “We pride ourselves and being hard working and organised – it’s no secret.

“We’ve played together for quite a while now and it took us some time to get sorted, but now that we are, everybody knows what they’re doing and we’ve become hard to beat.

“We’ve got a very good team spirit and the club has come on a lot.

“This time last year, we were struggling very much as a club and it was hard work for everybody.

“There’s been a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes and on the pitch and it’s nice now that all that hard work is being rewarded.”

Elsewhere in Division One, Devizes Town picked up a timely 2-1 win over Bishop Sutton thanks to a Thomas Slater double, while there were 1-1 draws for Corsham and Calne Town in their games against Longwell Green Sports and Wincanton Town, respectively.

Chippenham Park played out a nine-goal thriller on Sunday, losing 5-4 at home to Bishops Lydeard, with Devan Bryan and Rhys Talmash both scoring braces for Park.