POSTPONED games for the Wiltshire League Premier Division’s top two allowed third-placed Shrewton United to move within four points of leaders Kintbury Rangers, following a 1-0 win at Westbury United Development.

Shrewton met Westbury just seven days earlier in the reverse fixture, a game which resulted in a one-goal win in favour of the title hopefuls.

Little changed in the space of a week as Shrewton again recorded a 1-0 victory, courtesy of Jaden Hier’s strike.

The visitors started the stronger, but failed to score despite creating several key chances.

The deadlock was broken shortly into the second half after Ronan Clancy burst into the box, allowing Jaden Hier to calmly slot his effort home from the edge of the box.

A red card for Shrewton’s Jake Watson turned the game on its head, though, and Westbury looked the more likely to score.

But, just like the seven days earlier, Shrewton held on to record their 13th win of the season – moving them onto 40 points.

Elsewhere, fourth-placed Melksham Town Reserves crashed to a 5-0 loss at Purton.

William Backhouse led the way for Purton, netting twice, with further goals from Jack Duckers, Mark Chatwin and Callum Hall securing the hosts’ comfortable win.

Trowbridge Town, meanwhile, extended their impressive run and have now lost just one of their last eight games.

They were held to a 1-1 draw against Malmesbury Victoria Development after taking a first-half lead through Joshua Hard.

Malmesbury stepped up to the task that faced them in the second half to equalise through Sam Jenner.

Corsham Town Reserves kept the pressure on Trowbridge with a win of their own – beating Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development 3-2.

Bassett took the lead in the early stages through Nick Mason before Zac Hillier quickly equalised.

Steve Yeardley quickly restored Bassett’s lead before a Ross Lye brace secured Corsham three points.

In other results, Ludgershall Sports lost 7-3 at Cricklade Town, while bottom club Pewsey Vale Development lost their eighth game in a row against Marlborough Town.

Table-topping Kintbury had their game at Football ID postponed.

Wroughton also postponed their tie against Devizes Town Reserves.