MELKSHAM Town Reserves moved eight points clear at the top of the Wiltshire League Premier Division table with a comfortable 3-0 success away at Pewsey Vale Development.

Callum Demkiv, Emilio Menghini and Dan Sibley were all on target in the first half at Ball Road to fire Melksham to a fifth league win in a row.

Second-placed Cricklade Town were without a fixture at the weekend and that allowed third-in-the-table Shrewton United to move within five points of them after a 3-1 victory at home to Marlborough Town.

Dan Burton led the way for Shrewton with a brace and Dean Smith was also on target as Christopher Deane replied for the visitors.

Bremhill climbed off the foot of the table after claiming their first league win since joining the Wiltshire ranks for the current campaign after triumphing 3-1 away at Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development.

Edidiong Essien struck twice and Jack Pearson once for Bremill, with Tom Miller on target for Bassett.

The Calne-based side had draw four matches up to this point and these three points see them climb above Bassett Bulldogs on goal difference, with the new basement boys having had no game at the weekend.

A hat-trick for Sam Walsh saw Ludgershall Sports finish as the most convincing winners of the day as they swept aside visitors Trowbridge Town 4-1. Mike Owen completed Sports’ lot, with Dom Allen getting the Trowbridge goal.

Strikes from Tom Mahoney, Harry Way and Shaun Thorp saw Kintbury Rangers move up to fourth in the table after a convincing 3-0 victory away at Devizes Town Reserves.

In the final league match, Christopher Avery got the only goal of the game for Purton as they won 1-0 away at Malmesbury Victoria Development.

Westbury United Reserves set up a Knockout Cup semi-final clash with Cricklade after edging to a penalty shoot-out success at home to Wroughton in the last eight.

Wroughton’s Tyler Wilkinson and Westbury’s Sean Brereton traded strikes as the contest finished 1-1 at Meadow Lane but United held their nerve from the spot to triumph 4-2 on penalties and move within one win of a place in the final.