BEVERSBROOK manager Lee Ashby admitted that his side’s Premier Division draw with Marlborough Town last weekend felt like a defeat after they let a two-goal lead slip.

Striker Jimmy Wright, aged 48, netted the opener for Beversbrook with a diving header in his second appearance for the club before Ricky Hewitson made it 2-0.

But after the break, Marlborough pounced on a poor pass to reduce the deficit.

Their equaliser came on the hour mark when Beversbrook keeper Jordan Northmore bundled over a Town attacker in the box and conceded a penalty kick, which was duly dispatched to level the scores.

“It was really disappointing to be honest and it felt like a loss because we threw the three points away,” said Ashby.

“When a team beats you by scoring some good goals, you don’t mind so much, but we created their chances for them – their keeper did pull off some good saves though.”

Chippenham Park went top of the table – while previous pole sitters Bradford Town Reserves were thrashing Ludgershall Sports 7-1 in the Corsham Print Senior KO Cup – with a 4-1 success at Trowbridge Town.

In Division One, Malmesbury Vics Reserves kept up the pressure on leaders Madames after a 1-0 win over Intel.

The winning goal arrived 10 minutes before half time as midfielder Chris Salt beat his marker and pulled the ball back for Josh Newman to fire into the roof of the net.

Marshfield’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a 2-1 defeat at FC South Marston.

George Ball’s free kick gave the visitors the lead just before the 20-minute mark, a lead they held until 10 minutes from time.

Ollie Glover was penalised in the penalty area, handing Marston their equaliser from the spot and the winner fowllowed soon afterwards.