VICTORY for Purton at home to Cricklade Town on Saturday meant things got even tighter at the top of the Wiltshire League Premier Division table.

The hosts’ 4-2 triumph at the Redhouse means the top four teams are separated by just four points, with Purton last amongst those in the standings.

Jack Duckers fired Purton ahead early on but Cricklade got back into the game through Luke Richards and the score remained 1-1 at the break.

However, Purton pulled clear in the second half as Sam English, Andy Bilko and Tom McCulloch all hit the back of the net, with Cricklade only able to reply once more through Chris Tewkesbury.

Wroughton continue to lead the way at the top, although they had no game last weekend, while second-placed Corsham Town Reserves were in Knockout Cup action.

Third-in-the-table Shrewton United were the highest placed team in league action and won 2-1 at home to Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development.

Goals from Craig Lewis and Sam Knight put Shrewton 2-0 up before Bassett bagged a late consolation thanks to Josh Bolton’s penalty.

At the other end of the table, Ludgershall Sports registered their first points of the season after they edged to a 2-1 victory at home to Malmesbury Victoria Development.

Lewis Billham and Ryan Howard stuck for Sports, and Vale’s lone reply came from Gareth Jones.

The game of the day was at Frome Collegians as they edged a 4-3 thriller against Marlborough Town.

The score was 3-3 moving into the final minute as Jake Farrell’s hat-trick for Marlborough cancelled out efforts from Frome trio Max Pollock, Tom Brown and Matt Parsons, only for Pollock to snatch all three points for the home side with his second goal of the day at the death.

Rory Collins’ strike alongside an own goal fired Melksham Town Reserves to a 2-0 win away at Stratton Juniors.

In the final league game, Kintbury Rangers were 4-2 winners at home to Trowbridge Town.

Mark James, Tom Mahoney, Josh Davis and Danny Lachacz all scored for Kintbury, with Nick Taylor and Aaron Masson registering for Trowbridge.

Corsham Town Reserves made smooth progress in the Knockout Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of hosts Pewsey Vale.

Danny King (2), Dan Lardner, Darrin Moss and Zach Howell were all on target.