FC DORCAN manager, Jimmy Horwood said his side were in complete control from start to finish as a George Bouberie-Brine double secured a 2-0 win over Lower Stratton in the Swindon & District Premier Division.

The two teams played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in the previous fixture but Horwood said there was no danger of a similar score-line this time around, paying tribute to Stratton’s ‘keeper for stopping a potential rout.

He said: “It was complete domination really. I could make a highlight reel of all the saves their ‘keeper made. He saved so many shots and kept them in it.

“That sums it up really, their ‘keeper had an incredible game and we had so many chances, it could have been a lot more if he wasn’t in goal.

“Lower Stratton are a really nice team to play. We’ve played them twice and neither time has there been a single bit of trouble.

“Anyone that comes to watch us knows we play good football. We’re patient, even if it’s 0-0 late on, we still want to pass the ball.

“That’s testament to the lads, they want to play good football, that’s what they enjoy and it makes my job that little bit easier as well.

“I never have to tell them to stop lumping it, if anything I need to tell them to lump it a bit more.

“We’re into the quarter-final of the Advertiser Cup too. That’s our main aim now. The league is a bit beyond us because we’ve had a poor start to the season. We’re starting to get people back now who have been recovering from surgery and big injuries so the team from last season is starting to come back together.

“Consistency in the team is good to have at this level.”

Elsewhere in the Swindon & District Football League, the only remaining second-round tie of the Advertiser Cup was won 3-1 by Division One leaders Kintbury Rangers Reserves as they knocked out Premier division side Bakers Arms.

In Division One, Highworth Town Development edged past North Swindon WMC with a narrow 2-1 victory at home, having dominated North Swindon 9-0 away the previous weekend. And for the second game in a row, Wroughton Reserves beat Swindon Centurians 16-0 to go 4th.

Meanwhile, in Division Two, Redhouse held on to top spot for another weekend thanks to a 5-0 win over Moredon. Kieran Diaz-Benitez grabbed four goals while Will Lewis rounded off the scoring for the away side.

Spectrum saw off lowly Brockhill United with a 9-2 score-line to stay 3rd while FC Abbeymeads beat struggling Priory Vale 2-0 to keep up the pressure on the leaders. Finally, Bassett Bulldogs upset the odds to beat higher-placed Down Ampney 5-1 and go within two points of their opponents in the league table.