With Melksham Town B missing out on a game for a second successive weekend, the long-time Division Two leaders have been replaced at the top of the table by Zeals whose 5-1 win at The Stiffs sees them head the standings.

Zeals were 3-0 up at the break through goals from Liam Hunter and Dale Rowland, whose double took his tally for the season to 15. Aaron Carter and Claudio Lopes netted after the break to complete the scoring as Tom Wilkes replied for the Stiffs.

Heytesbury, who beat Greyhound 5-0 in the A&B Cup last weekend, returned to league action with a 7-2 victory over the same opponents.

Craig Sheppard gave Heytesbury the lead on three minutes, Bradley Edwards made it 2-0 on 10 minutes and a few minutes later a second from Sheppard put the villagers 3-0 up.

Greyhound rallied towards the end of the first half and two quick-fire goals from Simon Parfitt got the Trowbridge side back in the game.

Heytesbury made a flying start to the second period and were 4-2 ahead on 47 minutes with Jamie Howse scoring.

Sheppard completed his hat-trick in the 66th minute and another goal each for Edwards and Howse in the final 15 minutes sealed their success.

A 7-1 triumph for Holt on home soil against Trowbridge Wanderers takes Dan Mercer’s side into second place.

Mark Maguire slotted home after a good ball from Ben Alexander and then turned provider for Ashley Styles who made it 2-0 at the break.

Player-manager Dan Mercer set up Maguire for his second of the afternoon and Styles curled home his second to make it 4-0 before Wanderers Matt Dew drilled home a quality finish for what was his team's consolation.

John Baker’s great curling finish from 18 yards, Styles’ thunderous strike from distance which saw him complete his hat-trick and Maguire bundled the ball home to claim his three-timer and wrap up Holt’s sixth win of the campaign.

Aces, who were given a walkover in the previous round of the Somerset Intermediate Cup, travelled to Stogursey for their third round clash and the Bath-based side will take no further part in the competition after they were beaten 7-0 by the Taunton & District League side.

A Matthew Keel goal was all South Newton & Wishford had to show for their efforts as they were beaten 4-1 at Salisbury League side outfit RCJ Castle in the W.C. Stokes Cup.