HIGHWORTH Town boss Jeff Roberts said it was nice to get back on the winning trail after his side saw off lowly Paulton Rovers 1-0 at the Save on Tyres Stadium on Saturday.

Devoid of much first-half action, the game bore a little more fruit in the second period and Highworth were able to take the lead on the hour.

Yeshya Lomotey netted his first goal for the club to give Roberts’ men their first win in four games and move them ten points ahead of their opponents in the league standings.

Roberts said his side’s second-half performance was fully deserving of three points and welcomed the added bonus of a clean sheet for his defence.

He said: “It was tough conditions to play in, but I thought we played some good stuff in the first half and had a few opportunities – It was just a lack of communication that let us down.

“We came out a lot stronger in the second half, played some good football and deserved the win in the end.

“We could have possibly scored another two and Paulton had a couple of opportunities late on as well, but it was three points and a clean sheet and considering the run we’ve been on, it’s nice to get back to winning ways and add an extra three points to our tally.”

Despite picking up their first win since beating Thatcham away on January 26, Highworth will now be without a recognised striker again for another five games after Ashley Edenborough was sent off late on.

Roberts is making plans to bring someone else in so that his side’s season does not trail off and said his team’s intermittent form can be pinned on injuries and unavailability, a gripe he has had for most of the season.

He said: “If you have the amount of injuries and players unavailable that we’ve had then it will cause a problem.

“Today, we put Ash Edenborough on the bench, and we thought we’d try his hamstring out for the last 20 minutes and then he’s made a rash challenge and we’ve lost him for five games.

“We’re probably going to have to try and bring a striker in for the rest of the season so that we can stay competitive.

“We’ve got someone in mind who we’re going to try and have a chat with, but that depends on the club that he’s currently registered with as well.

“If that happens, then it will be a good signing for us, if not then we’ll have to go with what we’ve got.”