CHIPPENHAM Town extended the club’s unbeaten run to 15 matches on Tuesday night following a 2-1 victory over Farnborough in National League South.

Ollie Thompson put the Bluebirds in front at the break before Jack Ball equalised for the play-off chasers eight minutes into the second half.

Joe Parker – who also scored in the recent home win over Welling United – bagged the winner 17 minutes from time to follow up a 1-1 draw against St Albans City at the weekend.

The Bluebirds went ahead in the 47th minute at the Thornbury Surfacing Stadium on Saturday following a goalless first half, only for Zane Banton to level five minutes later.

Although there were no more goals, St Albans were reduced to ten men late on in rather bizarre circumstances.

After first allowing play to continue following a foul on Spencer Hamilton, referee Neil Pratt showed a red card to the wrong Saints player once the ball went dead.

He was made aware of the incorrect call and then sent off correct recipient, Riccardo Di Trolio.

Four more points for Chippenham leave Gary Horgan’s men in 14th and just nine points off the play-off positions with five games still to play.

Following a couple of difficult periods earlier in the campaign, Chippenham are flying towards the end – much like last year – and remain in with an outside chance of gate-crashing the National League South play-off party.

Horgan admitted that is not in his group’s collective mind, though, and he just wants them to keep this positive stretch going until the end of term.

The Bluebirds’ boss said: “The aim is to go 20 unbeaten. We want to make it as long an unbeaten run as possible.

“We know that mathematically we can make the play-offs, although realistically that is unlikely to happen.

“Our aims at the start of the season were certainly to finish in the top half, but also to try and finish in the top 10.

“We’ve broken down the back end of the season into blocks of six games, and within those games, we’ve broken them down into chunks of minutes.

“We’re currently 14th, but we want to move into 13th – from there we’ll set on sights on 12th and so on. But we want to finish in the top 10, or if not, as high as possible.”