CORSHAM Town moved up to fifth in the Hellenic League Premier division following a 2-1 victory away at Chipping Sodbury last weekend.

After Abdoulie Tunkara put the hosts in front in the 27th minute, Tom Stocks replied for Corsham 10 minutes later. And as Corsham piled on the pressure late on, Gary Higdon made the breakthrough in the 87th minute to steal all three points.

Speaking to club media after the game, manager Kieran Baggs was most pleased with the character his players showed to recover from their slow start.

He said: “It was a really good performance. We had a little bit of a slow start, and we fell behind to a really well-taken goal, but it was a great response from us. We showed great attitude, and that made the result even more pleasing.

“We played some really good football, we created lots and lots of chances, and then we got our rewards for the constant pressure towards the end when (Higdon) pops up with the winner.”

Elsewhere, Bradford Town were the only other Wiltshire side to taste success last weekend. The Bobcats cruised to a 3-1 victory at home to Longlevens thanks to goals from Charlie Walton and Jacob Brown in the first half – George Box scored a late third to make the game safe.

Calne Town continued their woeful run of form with a 2-0 reverse at home to Hereford Lads Club.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town’s winless Hellenic League Premier Division run stretched to eight games after they fell to a heavy 5-2 defeat away against fourth-place Malvern Town on Saturday.

Bassett found themselves two goals down at the break before a quickfire second-half double increased their deficit further. While Alan Griffin pulled one back from the penalty spot, Malvern added a fifth before Griffin headed in a late consolation deep in stoppage time.

Fairford Town and Shrivenham both lost 2-0 at the weekend. Fairford were beaten away at Roman Glass St George, while Shrivvy lost at home to promotion-chasing Brimscombe and Thrupp.

It was an afternoon to forget for Westbury United at the weekend as they lost 4-0 at home to league-leaders, Cribbs. Not only were Westbury well beaten, they also saw Ryan Bole and Callum Demkiv both receive straight red cards in the second half.