PRIORY Vale manager James Aghabi says his side’s shock win over previously unbeaten Redhouse was a proud moment as a Saime Sahin goal secured a 1-0 success over the Swindon & District League Division Two champions.

Despite having a plethora of chances – including a period where the woodwork was struck multiple times inside 30 seconds – Dave Murray’s cross, that was eventually turned in by Sahin, proved to be the difference.

Recalling the previous encounter between the two sides, Aghabi said: “It was a close game against Redhouse before and we had a couple of players suspended, so we knew we’d be able to give them a run for their money at full-strength. That’s the way it proved to be.

“They are the best side in the league, so to be the team to beat them and take their unbeaten run away makes me massively proud because we’ve had a tough season.

“For us to come together with – bar one player – the best side we had available and win, it shows that on our day, we can beat anyone in the league.”

Elsewhere in Division Two, Swindon AFC dropped two points away at Down Ampney in a 1-1 draw, while Cricklade Town Reserves cruised to a 3-0 victory at home to second-placed Moredon.

Meanwhile, in Division One, Kintbury Rangers Reserves made it 11 wins from 11 league fixtures following their 3-0 home win over Highworth Town Development.

North Swindon WMC picked up their fourth win of the season thanks to a 2-1 success at home to Sportz Central, while Ramsbury strolled to a comfortable 8-2 victory over Village Inn at Hilldrop Lane thanks to four goals in each half.

Chiseldon made light work of Swindon Centurions, blowing their hosts away to emerge dominant 5-1 winners.

In the Premier Division, FC Dorcan remain in with a chance of finishing as high as fourth after their 4-2 win over winless Marlborough Town Reserves.

Another team to win 4-2 was Wheatsheaf Stratton as they saw off Lower Stratton. Wheatsheaf won the fixture for the second time in three games to consign Lower to their 10th league defeat.

Finally, Stratton Juniors were held to a 2-2 draw away at Bakers Arms, meaning leaders Ruby Removals now need only two points to secure the title.