FC WALCOT put nine goals past Highworth Town as they went to within a point of Division One leaders Royal Wootton Bassett Town in the Swindon Sunday League with a 9-4 victory.

Nathan Blackford and Clint Lomax scored for Highworth, but it was not enough to prevent their side slipping to an eighth loss of the season.

Penhill United moved on to 22 points from nine games following their 3-1 win away at Croft Junior – Joe Grant netted the home side’s only goal of the game.

At the bottom of the table, AFC Mannington claimed a vital three points away at Woodlands Edge thanks to a 3-2 victory.

Scott Hartley, Daniel Lawrence and Harry Skinner grabbed the goals that moved Mannington from eighth up to sixth in the table.

In Division Two, Stratton Saints made it 12 wins from 13 games thanks to a nervy 3-2 success at home to Atletico Marlborough.

Marlborough have only won three times in their 14 games so far, but pushed Saints all the way and only a brace from Ashley Stevens and a solitary strike from Joe Broadbank allowed the home side to claim all three points.

Goals from Ollie Ince and Ryan Jones secured a point for third-placed Cricklade Park Rangers as they battled to a 2-2 draw away at Purton Redhouse, while Rudis wrapped up a 3-1 victory against winless Smart Movers.

Liam Kearns was the hero for Jovial Monk as his two goals secured a 2-1 win away at Gorse Hill Borough.

Gorse Hill were close to picking up their fifth point of the season, however, the Monks held on to keep up the pressure in the race for a second-placed finish.

In Division Three, leaders Openwork United were held to a 1-1 draw by fourth-placed Swindon Saracens.

Callum Cormack struck for Openwork as they moved on to 35 points from their 14 games.

Two struggling teams, Merlin AFC and The Abbey Mead, shared six goals and the points as they drew 3-3, while the only team to pick up all three points in the bottom division was Gustoso.

They claimed their ninth win of the campaign with a 4-0 triumph over Sevenfields United.