HIGHWORTH Town manager Jeff Roberts was left with mixed feelings after his side picked up a routine 3-0 win over Henley Town.
Nathan Gambling got the home side off the mark in this Hellenic Premier Division clash when he notched in the first-half with a smart finish from eight yards out.
After holding a slender lead until the interval, Roberts then saw his troops bag another two goals as they wrapped up all three points.
Keiron Gleed doubled the advantage when he headed home before Aysa Corrick netted his 34th goal of the season from the penalty spot late on.
While he was happy with the result, the Highworth boss expected more from his players at the Elms.
“It was a comfortable game but I think our performance was below-par,” said Roberts.
“Henley made it uncomfortable for us and the conditions didn’t really suit us.
“I think we were below-par but I can’t grumble too much because we’ve scored three goals and kept a clean sheet.
“I thought we might be a bit more professional. Whether that is because we had some tired legs I don’t know.
“It’s still a good result, I just think character-wise, we could have been a bit better. But maybe I am being too critical.”
Roberts will hope for further improvement when his team travel to Melksham Town’s Oakfeilds ground on Tuesday night when they tackle Southern League side Salisbury in the Wiltshire FA Senior Cup semi-finals.
Meanwhile, it wasn’t such a joyous day for Rich Hunter as Royal Wootton Bassett Town were whacked 6-0 by title-chasing Bracknell Town.
The hosts took an early lead through Adam Cornell before Seb Bowerman’s cross was met by Dave Hancock, who was able to slide in at the far post to make it 2-0.
Before the end of the first half, Cornell was able to add a third when he latched onto Bowerman’s cutback.
The second half was more of the same, TJ Bohane, who started the season at Bassett, added a fourth with a cool finish following a sweeping move from the hosts.
Jamie McClurg was allowed to wriggle his way through the Bassett defence and add a fifth, before Bowerman turned from provider to scorer to complete the romp.