CHISELDON claimed all three points in a spicy clash against fellow Division One title challengers Priory Vale on Saturday courtesy of a 3-1 success.

Though there were no red cards shown, plenty of strong tackles were made by both teams as the race for the title heated up.

Scott Edgell headed the first goal of the game from a corner after half an hour before Ryan Hackett doubled the hosts advantage five minutes later.

Vale reduced the deficit shortly before the break, only for Hackett to notch his second 10 minutes into the second half.

Chiseldon manager Stewart Parsons was delighted to see his side overcome their rivals in a hotly-contested 90 minutes, and paid tribute to his team’s defensive efforts in particular.

Parsons said: “It was a close game, but I think we just about edged it and we took our chances.

“It was a solid defensive effort that helped to keep the so-called best striker in the league quiet.

“We restricted them to very few chances – I think they were the top scorers in the league before last weekend – so to do that was key for us.

“They got really frustrated, they were arguing with each other and the tackles were flying in, but we didn’t rise to it.

“We played our own game and deserved the win in the end.”

Elsewhere in Division One, Ramsbury saw off North Swindon 4-2. The hosts opened the scoring early on, however, North Swindon replied almost straight away courtesy of a long-range chipped effort from Ryan Selby.

Ramsbury kicked on and secured a 4-1 lead before Jake Bailey struck from just outside the box five minutes from time to complete the scoring.

Bassett Bulldogs remain in hot pursuit of Chiseldon thanks to an 8-2 victory over Swindon Centurians while Cricklade Town Reserves drew 2-2 away at Moredon.

Marlborough Town Reserves won 2-0 away at Lower Stratton.

Meanwhile, in the Premier Division, The Globe beat The Regent 15-3 while Ruby Removals won 9-0 at home to Swindon Supermarine Development.

Dean Wilson, Craig Roberts, Nick Gregory and Steve Andrews all netted in Ashton Keynes’ 4-0 win at home to Paragon.

Elsewhere, in the Advertiser Cup, Highworth Town Development progressed thanks to a 1-0 victory over Swindon AFC.