HIGHWORTH Town boss Jeff Roberts had a double delight this weekend as title rivals Thatcham Town dropped points, while the Worthians bagged all three against Brimscombe & Thrupp in a 2-0 win.

The results mean Highworth are now five points clear of Thatcham, who have played a game less, at the top of the Hellenic League Premier Division table.

An early goal from Rory Sproule put the visitors ahead before former Swindon Town striker Connor Waldon completed the victory in the 81st minute.

“It’s a great weekend for us and obviously a great result between Thatcham and Windsor, as well as our own,” said Roberts.

“They (Thatcham) only got a point so it gives us a bit of a margin now and we got a good result ourselves too.

“I thought the pitch and the referee were poor. We had a lively start and obviously got an early goal through Rory.

“I think that took the tension out of us a little bit. It got a little bit scrappy then and Brimscombe had an opportunity but Josh Langley did well.

“We just said to the lads that it wasn’t a pitch to play on, so we just had to be a little bit more direct.”

Following his late arrival, Roberts also said there is still plenty to come from goal scorer Waldon as he continues to work on his fitness.

“We don’t have a lot of time to get him fit now, we only have seven games or so plus the cup game with Salisbury,” he added.

“He still needs a lot of sharpness about him but we are just giving him as much game time as we can. He is a good player to have in.”

Royal Wootton Bassett Town have now gone two months without a Premier Division win as they drew 1-1 with Longlevens on Saturday.

Adam Corcoran gave Sam Collier’s side a second-half lead, only to concede in the latter stages. Their last league victory came against Ascot United on Saturday, December 16.

Fairford Town were unable to build on their 4-0 win over Bassett during the week as they were beaten 2-0 away at Wantage Town.

Steve Robertson opened the scoring for the hosts, with his 34th-minute strike finding the back of the net for his 35th goal in 41 games this term.

After Fairford tried to rally to get level, Wantage doubled their lead in the 73rd minute when substitute Nick Thorne struck.

Jody Bevan’s side had a chance to get a goal back through a penalty but Lee Smith saw his effort saved.