CORSHAM Town manager Justin Flowers praised a professional performance from his players as they cruised to a 2-0 win away at strugglers Portishead Town in Toolstation League Division One.

Josh Bright grabbed his 15th goal of the season while Luke Curtis netted Town’s other effort.

Entering the tie in good form, Corsham made a bright start at Bristol Road but had to wait until shortly before half-time to be rewarded for their dominance.

Bright calmly slotted home in the 39th minute to put Flowers’ men a goal up – while the visitors would have to wait until late in the second half to double their lead.

Curtis stroked a long-range effort into the top-right corner of the net with the outside of his left boot to seal all three points for Corsham.

Reflecting on a win that saw Corsham jump from 10th to seventh, manager Flowers said: “I think we were the better side, but we probably could have done more to make our lives a little easier.

“The pitch was pretty heavy, but we managed to get the job done. We got a goal in the first half, but then 1-0 can be a bit of a precarious score when you’re in control.

“Thankfully, we managed to get a second to help us see the game out.

“It was a clean sheet too, which we haven’t had in a while, and defensively we’re looking a lot more sound these days.”

Following a slow start to the season for Corsham, Flower is now hoping his side have found their formula and the Town manager is eyeing a similar run of form that saw them narrowly miss out on promotion last season.

He said: “We’ve won five of our last seven now in all competitions – one of those was a draw too, so we’ve only lost one of those.

“We’re hitting a really good run of form right now, and we’re just happy that we’ve managed to do it when we have.

“We want to it to continue ideally because we’ve got some tough games coming up and we want to move up the table.

“The aim for us is to keep plugging away and see if we can slip under the radar a little bit towards the end of the season.”

Meanwhile, Darran Walters’ Devizes Town battled to a point at home to Almondsbury after being reduced to 10 men.

Oscar Webster struck for Devizes before Alistair Bradley was shown a straight red card.

Walters’ men were unable to hold on to all three points though as Almondsbury equalised with 15 minutes to play.

Radstock Town beat Warminster Town 2-1 despite going down to 10 men late on.

James Vincent equalised for the Maltmen before Radstock hit the winner in the second half.

In the Wiltshire Senior Cup, Calne Town progressed following a 4-2 victory on penalties over Trowbridge Town.