THE match involving leaders Wroughton was just one of four in the Wiltshire League Premier Division to survive the wet weather on Saturday, but they safely negotiated the conditions – as well as opponents Football ID – to claim a 3-0 victory.

Wroughton capitalised on a fixtureless weekend for second-placed Kintbury Rangers, who saw their scheduled meeting with Trowbridge Town postponed, to extend their advantage at the top to six points, although the leaders have now played two games more.

Reigan Cook put Wroughton in front at the break before a brace of goals from Aaron Maximen in the second half ensured the points remained at Weir Field.

Third-placed Melksham Town Reserves moved within six points of Kintbury above them following a dominant 4-0 victory away at Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development – although Rangers do still have two games in hand.

Kieron Pearce, Adam Mitchell, Kurt Hammonds and Owen Bartley were all on target for Melksham – the latter with a spectacular wind-assisted effort from the halfway line.

Purton were the big winners of the weekend as they easily swept aside bottom club Pewsey Vale Development 6-0 on home turf.

William Backhouse led the way for Purton, bagging a brace of goals, while singles from Daren Regis, Jack Duckers, Joe Dorey and Nathan Marland completed the hosts’ half-dozen.

Ronan Clancy got both goals to fire Shrewton United to a battling 2-1 victory away at Marlborough Town.

Clancy’s brace put Shrewton in control at half-time, and although Marlborough rallied through a goal from Josh Connolly, the home side were unable to muster an equaliser.

Alongside Kintbury’s meeting with Trowbridge, the matches between Cricklade Town and Corsham Town Reserves and Ludgershall Sports and Malmesbury Victoria Development were also postponed due to waterlogged pitches.