CHIPPENHAM Park were without a manager going into their game with Radstock Town on Tuesday night, which ended in a 5-1 loss.

Manager Brett Partner, who is a coach at Bristol City, decided to leave his role at the club on Sunday, in order to complete his UEFA B course.

“The course is quite a lot of time and money,” said Partner.

“Bristol City have paid for most of it, and I’ve stepped up to coach their U16s as well.

“I didn’t think it was fair on the team for me to not be 100 per cent committed.”

Devizes Town edged a competitive contest with Welton Rovers as they claimed a 4-3 win at Nursteed Road.

Jake Roberts gathered a hat-trick in addition to Tom Slater’s strike, Jack Hopper was also dismissed for a second booking.

Calne Town had to deal with a numerical disadvantage of their 2-1 defeat at home to Malmesbury Victoria when goalkeeper James Rae was sent off in the first half.

The hosts’ goal came from Jamal Chevolleau but Josh Hughes was on the scoresheet for Malmesbury, while former Calne boss Neurin Jones also contributed to his old club’s demise with a goal of his own.

Corsham Town had to settle for a point after they couldn’t find a way past Warminster Town in a 1-1 draw.

Lewis McCarron’s solo strike gave Jamie Harrison’s troops a 1-0 lead but they were pegged back after the visitor’s converted a penalty.