LEADERS Melksham Town Reserves’ wait for a return to Premier Division action will stretch to nearly more than a month after their battle with Kintbury Rangers was postponed on Saturday, one of six games to fall victim to the elements.

Shrewton United took advantage to close the gap at the top of the table to seven points as they wrapped up a 5-2 win at second-from-bottom Bremhill.

The home side opened the scoring early on as Alistair Carvell netted his first goal for the club, then provided the assist from a long throw as captain Dean Smith headed the second.

Bremhill halved the deficit as Alex Pippard found the net but Shrewton re-established their control as Carvell latched on to a saved free-kick to power home his second.

Pippard’s second got Bremhill back into it but Shrewton netted a fourth before half-time as Carvell completed his hat-trick before the interval.

Smith’s second early in the second half proved the end of the scoring as Shrewton leapt above Cricklade into second spot.

The only other match saw Devizes Town Reserves and Westbury United Reserves play out a 2-2 draw at Nursteed Road.

Martin Mitchell notched both strikes for the home side, but Westbury responded as Matty Mantay struck and then Sean Brereton scored in the last minute to restore parity.