VILLAGE Inn were just about strong enough to see off North Swindon WMC in a 4-3 home victory in Division One on Saturday.

Luke Brennan, Bryan Davis and Jason Hodson all got on the scoresheet for the away side, while Matthew Sandell and Kieran Robins-Kidby’s solitary efforts saw out the win alongside Craig Kelly’s double.

Inn manager Kevin Murphy said the scoreline was a fair reflection on the game.

“The game was close, it was a messy game because the pitch was dreadful as you would expect,” he said.

“I was really happy with the performance, there were a couple of mistakes made but that is what you expect from the lower standard of football in Swindon.

“We are happy. We are just looking forward to the (Adver) cup game we have at the weekend. We want a little cup run.

“We used the transfer window so have a few more players in, so we shouldn’t struggle for players.

“Not having enough players had been a problem for us because we are getting a bit old.

“We’ve all been together for years but now we having kids and everything else so it has been a struggle for players at times.”

Brandon Fenwick and Owen Smith both notched twice for Highworth Town Development in their 5-1 away win over Swindon AFC, while Kieran Wetherall got the other goal.

Both Moredon and Redhouse were able to score seven goals each, but were forced to settle for a draw in an eye-raising 7-7 scoreline.

For Moredon, Keiran Dodson and Tom Goodey both bagged two, Richard Ellis, Jason Rouse and Paul Stevens got the rest.

For Redhouse, Chris Jones and Tafari Anderson registered a brace each, while Ryan Thackray, Daniel Ricketts and Aaron Hewitt also netted. Premier Division side FC Dorcan completed a narrow victory away to Ashton Keynes at the weekend, with a 1-0 win, Nick Crisp getting the surprise winner.

Elsewhere, Swindon Spitfires were able to play their first game in six weeks and showed no signs of rust as they saw off Stratton Juniors 3-0 at home.

League leaders Tawny Owl also continued their impressive form with a 5-2 win at home to Bakers Arms.

Kenny Hawkins, Jack Allen and Richard Gee all claimed solitary efforts, while Lewis Waldon bagged a brace.