CHIPPENHAM Town manager Gary Horgan was grateful to receive a bout of “well-deserved” luck in their 3-2 victory against Weymouth on Tuesday night as the Bluebirds extended their winning run to five matches.

Horgan’s men were twice behind at Hardenhuish Park and saw Weymouth hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions when a goal appeared certain.

But after FA Cup hero Joe Hanks scored directly from a corner and substitute Cain Bradbury took advantage of slack Terras’ defending, Chippenham eventually won the game with the last kick.

Eddie Jones was felled by Weymouth goalkeeper Zaki Oualah – who endured a torrid night overall – inside the area, allowing Owen Windsor to coolly roll the ball into the bottom-right corner from the spot.

The five-goal thriller came days after a Matt McClure penalty stole all three points for Chippenham in a 1-0 success away at Farnborough.

But reflecting on Tuesday night’s events, Horgan said: “I think we needed a tiny bit of luck tonight, and I’ve just said in the changing room that I think we deserved that luck over the run we’ve been on.

“It’s only two in 17 we’ve lost and it’s 11 or 12 unbeaten, with five wins on the spin now.

“During that run, we’ve conceded some late equalisers ourselves, and not only late equalisers, I think we have had a bit of bad luck elsewhere in those games as well.

“So yeah, I think we got a little bit of luck that deserted us during that time, but tonight was a really good win.”

The Bluebirds’ latest success moves them up to the dizzy heights of 14th in National League South – with a game in hand still over many sides around them.

After a couple of sticky patches this season, Chippenham find themselves top of the division’s form table by playing in a style many supporters were not in favour of. But Horgan was adamant his side was “doing the right thing” and was confident Chippenham’s form would take a turn for the better sooner or later.

He said: “We knew that we were doing the right things, I’ve been saying that all season.

“That’s why we use stats a little bit to back up what we’re saying and what we’re seeing on the side of the pitch.

“Football is very subjective, and that’s why we love it, because it’s all opinion based. Two people can watch the same game of football from exactly the same vantage point and see things differently.

“For us, we always knew the worm would turn so to speak, because as I’ve said, in games, you can’t continue to do what we were doing in games and not get that tiny bit of luck. But, for me, performances have been good – that’s the main thing – and now the results are following.”