CORSHAM Town Reserves closed the gap at the top of the Wiltshire League Premier Division table to four points at the weekend following a hard-fought 3-2 victory away at Shrewton United.

As a consequence of the majority of the other fixtures – including leaders Wroughton’s home clash against Trowbridge Town – being postponed, only two games were completed on Saturday as the wet weather took hold.

Second-placed Corsham, therefore, had the chance to make up some points on Wroughton with victory, and they did so thanks to first-half goals from Dan Lardner and Miles Littlechild.

Saul Johnson halved the deficit for Shrewton before the break, only for Ryan Withers to extend Corsham’s lead back to two goals in the second half.

Charlie Utterson scored Shrewton’s second but it did nothing to change the result as pushed Corsham ever closer to Wroughton and also leave the hosts in fourth in the standings.

At the other end of the table, Marlborough Town and Malmesbury Victoria Development shared the points after a 2-2 draw.

Marlborough – who are now winless in 10 games – led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Jake Farrell and Aaron Presley.

However, Malmesbury came back with aplomb in the second half and goals from Gareth Jones and Jack O’Reilly ensured the Vics took a point away from the clash.

Cricklade Town and Stratton Juniors played 20 minutes of their fixture before the game was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.

Jason Tatum had put Cricklade ahead before the referee decided the game could not continue.