PEWSEY Vale boss Ali Tuttle has no fear of a tough fixture list after completing back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory over Clanfield 85 in Hellenic League Division One West.

Skipper Liam Edmondson headed in the winner as the visitors secured a comeback after going a goal down on Saturday.

The dismissal of defender Callum Davies for the hosts in the 29th minute was followed by seven yellow cards between the teams.

But Pewsey held their nerve in Oxfordshire as Tom Ritchie and Edmondson cancelled out Conor Tinsley’s first-half opener, taking the Wiltshire side to sixth in the table.

Boss Ali Tuttle said: “It was a very plucky performance from us.

“Obviously there was quite a lot of rain on Friday and while the playing surface looked quite nice to begin with once the game got going it was very, very sticky.

"Clanfield had one or two chances in the first half and scored while we had two or three and failed to make the keeper save.

“The sending-off was the turning point, the Clanfield defender was the last man and as he clipped our player the referee applied the full letter of the law.”

Pewsey were dominant in the second half when both teams looked to capitalise on heavy touches in the boggy conditions.

Tuttle said: “In the second half it was all us. After Liam Edmondson got the header it was just a case of how many we could score.

“We hit the bar and the post but couldn’t put the game to bed. It got a bit niggly with the conditions giving the opposition a chance to get onto the player’s first touch, but there was nothing malicious.”

The win follows Pewsey’s 6-1 thumping of Tytherington Rocks and keeps the side on course for Tuttle’s aim of securing nine points by the time the final whistle blows in their clash at Woodstock Town on Saturday.

They then have a stern home test against Thatcham Town, who lie third in the Premier Division, in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup on Wednesday.

North Leigh United, who lie second in Division One West, are the next visitors to the Recreation Ground the following Saturday.

Tuttle said: “It will be a chance to see how far we have come compared with last season. The win over Clanfield was really pleasing, especially with the back four giving nothing away other than their goal which came in a goalmouth scramble.

"Saturday will be a difficult game but two weeks ago I took a look at the fixtures coming up to see what we needed to do to have any sort of challenge as we have gone off the rails a little bit this year.

"To get back on track we needed nine points from our next three games and we already have six from the last two, so we’re hoping to go to Woodstock and get another three.”

In the Premier Division Royal Wootton Bassett saw off Longlevens with a 2-1 victory, Mason Thompson and Sam Collier on target for the hosts.

Bassett now lie seventh in the table but face a battle to stay in touch with the clubs above, with next-nearest Brimscombe & Thrupp being seven points ahead.