PENHILL United were forced to dig deep for three points in the Swindon Sunday League this weekend as they were 4-3 winners at home to Rodbourne Real.

Graham Dunn’s side are currently top of the pile in One, with just one defeat in eight outings this season.

However, his side came close to registering their first draw of the year following the tight encounter with mid-table Rodbourne.

Manager Dunn said: “The lads found it a bit hard going, to be honest.

“I think they have probably had a bit too much to eat and drink over Christmas.

“Apart from that, it was a good game. We played well and I enjoyed it.

“At the moment it is all going well for us and the boys are in good form. We are top of the league and in two cup competitions.”

Elsewhere, Jovial Monk picked up their third win of the campaign with a solid 6-1 victory away to bottom-of-the-league Swiss Chalet.

Greyhound have maintained their perfect start to the season with a narrow 1-0 win on the road to Cleeve Tech.

In Division Two, Purton Red House were no match for Royal Wootton Bassett Town Sunday as they were dispatched 8-1 by the league’s pace setters.

Eldene kept hot on the heels of the table toppers with a victory of their own, they were 4-2 winners at home to Nationwide.

That means just a solitary point separates the two teams at the top of the table, although, Eldene have two games in hand.

Rudis came out triumphant in a nine-goal thriller with Stratton Saints, as they collected a 5-4 home victory.

Save on Tyres and Athletico Marlborough had to settle for a point each as they played out a 2-2 draw.

The final game in the second tier was between Swindon Athletic, and Croft Junior, with the latter running out 6-1 winners.

A total of 55 goals were scored in Division Three in what was a high-scoring weekend.

Pace setters AFC Mannington led the way as they battered second-placed Cricklade Park Rangers 14-3 to stretch their lead at the summit to 11 points.

Along with Cricklade Park, Sevenfield United were also comprehensively beaten, as they lost 10-0 to Swindon Rovers, who now occupy third in the league standings.

There were 11 goals between Charles Geddes and Gorsehill Borough, with the former winning 8-3 away from home.

Abbey Mead and Chiseldon Sunday only needed a solitary goal to claim victory this weekend, the former picked up at 1-0 success at home to Northern Lights as the latter won 2-1 at Openwork United.