PURTON manager Justin Miller was happy with his side’s showing in the Hellenic Challenge Cup despite losing 2-0 away to Oxford City Nomads.

“It was a tough game, they are a good side to be fair to them but we did alright and played well,” said Miller.

“We conceded the early goal and weathered the storm shortly after half time. We then had the ball cleared off the line and then they scored in the last five minutes of the game on the break.”

After losing to local rivals Swindon New College the previous week, Miller was happier with his team’s performance this weekend.

“We lost last Monday and we wanted a reaction in the performance and we did get that, we just didn’t get the result,” added the Purton boss.

“We are making about four or five changes a week so it’s hard to get some pattern and consistency of play really.”

Miller’s men will now turn their attention back to the league when they play Shortwood United Reserves next Saturday.

It was a different story for Matt Cosnett’s New College Swindon side as they carried their league form into the cup with a 3-2 win away at Clanfield 85’.

After losing their first two games in all competitions, Cosnett’s College boys have now managed to win two on the bounce, and he will be hoping their from continues when they play Rayners Lane on Tuesday in Hellenic Floodlit Cup.