NATIONWIDE returned to Swindon Sunday League Division Three action this weekend and came out on top of a nine-goal thriller which saw them triumph 6-3 at home against The Abbey Mead.

Andrew Goodchild opened his goalscoring account for the season with a hat-trick, while Josh Kaliroy, Simon Olding and Jack Puddifoot also notched.

Manager Craig Taylor said he was happy with the display from his side.

“After a shaky first few minutes and conceding an early goal, we really came into the game,” he said.

“We dominated across the pitch, with Abbey Meads unable to string much together.

“We kept them under pressure, and saw some fantastic play, both through the middle of the pitch and down either flanks.”

PSV Swindon completed a routine 2-0 win over Swindon Rovers, Lydiard First couldn’t avoid defeat as they came up short against Sevenfield United in a 4-2 loss and both Swindon Saracens and Gustovo will have to settle for a point, they drew 2-2.

Wroughton Reserves lost 3-1 to Openwork United while SWR booked their place in the next stage of a Knockout Cup, courtesy of their 5-3 win away to Smart Movers.

In Division One, Greyhound put eight past Woodlands Edge First without reply to lead the early league tables.

Royal Wootton Bassett Sunday kept pace with a win towards the summit as they clinched a 3-2 success at home to Penhill United.

There was nothing to separate Croft Junior and Highworth Town Sunday, as they drew 2-2 on Saturday.

In the Knockout Cup, Rudis were dumped out of the competition after losing 4-2 to AFC Mannington.

In Division Two, a goalless first half between Cricklade Park Rangers and Jovial Monk followed the latter bursting into action with three second half goals, clinching a 3-0 win.

Three goals were enough for Stratton Juniors, they defeated Athletico Marlborough 3-1.

Purton Redhouse were no match for Chiseldon Sunday despite home advantage, as they slipped to a disappointing 2-0 reverse.