WROUGHTON kept up their winning run in the Wiltshire League Premier Division when they started the new year with a sixth victory on the spin after a 4-1 success away at Football ID at the weekend.

The Weir Field side had not played since the last week of November but the lengthy lay-off did not seem to affect them on their return to action in Calne as they kept hold of second place in the table.

Goals from Chris Flanagan and Tom Dingle put Wroughton 2-0 up before Football ID pulled one back. Jordan Lea restored the two-goal advantage Ollie White before wrapped up the visitors’ success.

Wroughton remain three points behind leaders Kintbury Rangers, who retain a three-point cushion after their own sixth success victory at the weekend.

The table toppers did not have it all their own way, though, as they edged to a narrow 2-1 triumph at home to Corsham Town Reserves.

George Smith’s double put Kintbury into a 2-0 lead at the break, with Corsham pulling a goal back in the second half through Edward McCormack.

With third-placed Shrewton United seeing their game away at bottom side Devizes Town Reserves postponed due to a frozen pitch, fourth-in-the-table Melksham Town Reserves took advantage with a 2-1 win at home to Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development to cut the gap behind to two points.

Adam Mitchell scored both goals for Melksham on his debut, with Finley Sly replying for Bassett.

Trowbridge Town were the big winners of the weekend as they roared to a 6-2 success away at Marlborough Town – thanks chiefly to Joshua Hard’s hat-trick.

Alex Pippard, Ben Howlett and Daniel Sandford were also on the mark for Trowbridge, with Marlborough’s goals coming from Aaron Presley and Jordan Ball.

It was honours even as Malmesbury Victoria Development played host to Ludgershall Sports as a thrilling game ended in a 3-3 draw.

On target for Malmesbury were Breton Gardiner, Harrison Archer and Elliott Drage, while Lewis Pickernell fired in two for the Sports and Sam Walsh got the other.

Purton also shared the spoils with their weekend visitors Cricklade Town in a 1-1 draw.

Cricklade got their noses in front through a goal from Elliott Corp but Jack Duckers rescued a point for Purton.

Finally, Westbury United Reserves’ home clash against Pewsey Vale Development was the second fixture to fall victim to the cold weather.