ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town cruised to a 4-2 victory over in-form Holmer Green at the weekend as they look to end their indifferent Hellenic League Premier Division season on a high.

After kick-off was delayed for an hour due to Holmer being stuck in traffic on the M4, Bassett wasted no time in asserting their dominance, pinging the ball around before getting a reward midway through the first half.

Danny Lachacz put Bassett in front before a second-half equaliser threatened to undo the hosts’ hard work.

But two further goals from Brad Pagliaroli and one from Forest Green Rovers loanee Elias Youssef pushed Bassett three goals in front, and only a late reply from the visitors saw any change to the scoreline.

Bassett manager Sam Collier highlighted his side’s ability to control the ball as one of the key reasons behind his team ending Holmer’s 10-game unbeaten run.

He said: “It was a bit frustrating because we didn’t know how long kick-off would be delayed for and we were waiting around for quite a while.

“But we came out of the traps quickly and scored early on, so I was pleased.

“We had long, long spells of possession in the first half and we still didn’t really look clinical in front of goal, even though we must have had about 80 per cent of the ball.

“We got the first goal and I knew we’d been in that situation before where we’ve gone 1-0 up and been comfortable in games and then not won it.

“We got the players in at half-time and praised them. That was the best we’ve played in weeks, but there was still a long way to go.”

With a clinical second-half performance under their belts, Collier was delighted Bassett were able to produce such a performance against one of the most in-form teams in the division.

He said: “We came out in the second half and were absolutely rubbish for 10 minutes. Holmer scored and we livened up again after that and had a 20-minute spell where we tore them apart.

“Regardless of whatever level you’re at, if you go unbeaten for 10 games, you’ve got something about you.

“They’ve obviously played some good teams in that run, but we turned up and dismissed them, so that’s very pleasing.”

Meanwhile in Division One West, Pewsey Vale went down 2-1 at home to Kidlington Development.

Malmesbury Victoria were without a game at the weekend but thrashed Cirencester Town Development 5-0 at home on Tuesday night.