SQUAD familiarity has certainly aided Corsham Town chief Justin Flowers this year, proven by Saturday’s outstanding five-goal win at home to Bristol Telephones in Toolstation Division One.

Joshua Bright bagged a faultless hat-trick and was backed up by efforts from Benjamin Wickens and Ben Pring as Town registered their biggest win at home this season.

Unfortunately for Flowers, Corsham couldn’t back-up their home triumph on Tuesday night as they were beaten 5-2 at Wincanton.

Nonetheless, the club sits seventh in non-league’s sixth tier and an outside chance of promotion is still very much on given the top four clubs are expected to be promoted this year.

Nine points sit between Corsham and the division’s expected promotion frame. So Flowers has every right to still be hopeful of a productive campaign.

He said: “We’re hoping we can pick up some wins and push for a top four spot.

“Last year, we managed to put a good run together. But the top four teams seem to keep winning at the moment so it’s making it tricky for us.

“We’ve got to play all the top teams again, so we might be able to sneak into it.

“Everyone is ticking along nicely, we’ve had every player available since the turn of the year and that’s been huge for us.

“Our bench is fully loaded and every player is competing for a spot. That’s why we’re doing so well at the moment.”

Reflecting on Saturday’s triumph, Flowers spoke with pride when asked about his side’s rapid start which paved the way for their five-star performance.

He added: “When you play a team lower down the table, you do worry about not turning up – we’ve done that before.

“But, we started quick and got two early goals. From there, it was more about how many goals we were going to score.

“With some better finishing, we could’ve scored even more. We were solid at the back and going forward, so a fantastic day for us.

“Bristol Telephones usually give us a good game, but they weren’t the greatest side on Saturday.

“Saying that, they had some positives results before we played them. We were happy to beat them, because they’re not as bad as everyone would presume.”

Elsewhere in the division, Devizes Town lost 1-4 at home to Cheddar.

There were also defeats on the road for Warminster Town and Calne Town at Oldland Abbotonians and Radstock respectively.