A NARROW 1-0 victory over Bognor Regis Town is just what Chippenham Town needed, according to manager Mark Collier.

On-loan Swindon Town youngster Scott Twine got the goal that separated the two teams, in what was a professional National League South performance from the Bluebirds.

New signing Kaid Mohamed made his debut for the club after he signed during the week, replacing Nick McCootie who was subbed with a minor knee complaint.

The win was much needed for the hosts, breaking a run of form which had seen the Bluebirds go without a win for almost two months, their last being on December 13.

“It was a decent performance and in all fairness, I thought Bognor started the game quite well,” said Collier.

“We managed to cope with it and (goalkeeper) Jared Thompson made a couple of decent saves. It was quite an even game.

“We managed to get a foothold and they had a man (Calvin Davies) sent off (just before half-time). Then we were in the ascendancy and just had to be patient to create our chance.

“It was a professional performance. When they went down to 10 men, the pressure was on us because we were the home team and were expected to win the game.”

Collier was quick to praise Twine, who notched his first goal for the club since re-signing on loan last month.

The Hardenhuish Park chief also said former Swindon Town forward Mohamed could have a pivotal part to play for the rest of Chippenham’s season.

“We know he (Twine) is a good player. We were thinking about sticking him up front, but I prefer to see him behind the front man, or behind the front two,” he added.

“He gets into pockets of space and works his socks off in midfield too, which is part of his role for us. It was a good performance by him.

“We signed Kaid during the week and he’s had a lot of clubs to say the least. He’s not really settled anywhere but he has been training with us for three or four weeks.

“It’s important we had a look at him. We need all the players we can get for the run-in.

"It was an option we had to take and he was impressive when he came on.

“I said to him it was a good start and there is plenty to come from him.

"He is obviously a talented player with lots of experience, he could be just what we are looking for.”