MALMESBURY Victoria Development netted a great eight goals in a bizarre weekend in the Wiltshire League Premier Division, which saw the top four teams all drop points.

The Vics headed into their home clash against Pewsey Vale Development having collected just one point from their previous five games but hit their stride in superb fashion with an 8-1 win.

Daryl Herring led the way for Malmesbury with a hat-trick, George Stone bagged a brace, while Robbie Pitman, Lewis King and Connor Laidlaw also found the back of the net.

Archie Barnard got the sole reply for Pewsey, who remain at the bottom of the table without a point to their name.

At the other end of the standings, Kintbury Rangers remain at the top despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development – with their three nearest challengers all failing to capitalise.

Bassett took the lead via a Gio Wrona penalty after Matt Bennett was brought down in the box but Kintbruy salvaged a point in the closing stages thanks to Alex Smith’s strike.

Second-placed Purton were unable to leap above Kintbury after they drew 2-2 at home to third-in-the-table Corsham Town Reserves, who also could have hit the summit with a win.

Purton took an early lead through Jack Duckers and he then doubled the hosts’ advantage on the hour mark.

Corsham bravely battled back after that to earn a share of the spoils. First, Ryan Withers gave them hope before Dan Lardner hit the back of the net to make it all-square.

Given the results of the top three, Shrewton United could have climb to the top themselves but that chance was blown after a 4-2 defeat at home to Trowbridge Town.

Star of the show for Trowbridge was Alex Pippard with a hat-trick, while Jordan Gullis got their other goal. Shrewton responded through Saul Johnson and an own goal.

The result sees Shrewton drop to fifth in the table as Wroughton climb above them on goal difference despite not playing a game over the weekend.

Melksham Town Reserves showed their class on the road with a dominant 6-1 success away at Marlborough Town.

Andy Sandell, Callum Demkiv and Seth Wain all scored twice for the visitors as Craig Simmons got Marlborough’s sole reply.

Cricklade Town also hit six as they claimed a 6-3 win at home to Ludgershall Sports.

Jonathan Peachey-Score continued his rich run of form in for the home side with a brace, while there was also two goals for Jason Tatum and one each for Max Scholefield and Tom Arliss.