HOLT maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign with a 4-1 victory over early Division Two pace-setters Melksham Town B, for whom it was their first league defeat in eight outings this season.

For Holt, it was the Dan Mercer show, as he gave the villagers the lead from the penalty spot after Jack Hiron had been brought down.

Ben Winn got Melksham back on level terms prior to half-time but after the break, Holt lost keep Steve Sims, so Mercer replaced him between the sticks and it was his ball to Carl Davies that led to him restoring Holt’s lead.

Jamie Moth’s stunning free-kick put Holt 3-1 ahead before Lasse Deblit headed home a Joe Walker flick from a corner to give him a goal on debut and seal a crucial three points.

Craig Sheppard was the star of the show for Heytesbury as they defeated Trowbridge Wanderers Development 10-2.

Sheppard opened the scoring in the first minute and by the seventh, had netted a hat trick, with Stephan Matthews providing the assists for all three. With the first half drawing to a close, Sheppard headed home a Charlie Waylen free-kick for 4-0.

Sheppard would go on to finish with a six-timer, there were wo goals for Waylen and one each for Matthews and Kyle Edwards to complete the perfect 10. Kyle Tredrea and Redek Jakiel replied for a Wanderers.

South Newton & Wishford ended their five-match losing start to the season with a 7-1 home success over The Stiffs.

Hat-tricks for Graham Brown and Matthew Keel, along with Pete Ashcroft’s single, saw the winners leapfrog both their weekend opponents and Warminster Town A at the foot of the table.

Steve Lewin’s goal was just a consolation for Ade Giles’ men.