BRADFORD Town’s winning groove in Toolstation League Premier Division continued last weekend as they triumphed 2-0 at home to Clevedon Town.

Tyson Pollard’s brace wrapped up the points at Trowbridge Road and kept the Bobcats in second in the table, within a point of early leaders Plymouth Parkway with a game in hand.

Wayne Thorne’s side turn their attentions to the FA Vase on Saturday as they are at home to Lyminton Town in the first round.

Elsewhere, Westbury United jumped up to fourth place in the Premier Division table following a confidence boosting 2-1 win at home to Bitton

Neil Kirkpatrick’s side held a two-goal lead at half-time after Ryan Bole struck a free-kick from a tight angle beyond the visiting keeper’s reach before Matt Jones doubled United’s advantage.

Mitchell Tippens’ goal for Bitton on the hour mark kept Westbury on their toes in the game’s closing minutes, but the hosts held on to record their fifth win of the season from nine games and move onto 16 points – six points short of table-topping Parkway.

The win came at a timely moment for Westbury, particularly given that they play title hopefuls Tavistock, Bridgwater Town and Parkway in the fortnight following this weekend’s FA Vase clash at home to Badshot Lea.

A delighted Kirkpatrick stated his squad has now set the bar extremely high, and he expects repeat performances with regards to his side’s determination and quality both in and out of possession.

Kirkpatrick said: “Saturday was a massive win for us against Bitton. They are a very, very good side.

“Bitton had a couple of players missing through injury, but they had other players that have played at a higher level.

“After having a tough game last Wednesday night at Roman Glass St George, the players gave us everything. To win six points from those two games is fantastic.

“There’s no way in a million years that Roman Glass will finish the season where they are now if they keep the same team together. They’ll be top eight, no problem.

“Our players have set the bar now and need to maintain those levels.

“We’ve got a horrendous run of fixtures coming up. A really tough Vase game on Saturday is followed by league games against Tavistock, Bridgwater and Plymouth Parkway.”

Surrey-based Badshot Lea will enter this weekend’s Vase first-round tie in rich confidence.

Gavin Smith’s side were only knocked out of the FA Cup in the second qualifying round stage by Hayes & Yeading, while they have also won four of their opening six Combined Counties Premier Division fixtures.

Kirkpatrick expects anything but an easy ride this weekend, although he plans to rotate his squad to keep fringe players’ fitness at an appropriate level.

He said: “We want to win every game we play.

“The FA Vase is a fantastic competition. Our season is about the 18 players we have, it’s no good putting the same lads on the bench for six weeks because they are not fit when you want them.

“We will juggle the squad about to get players game time. It’s just about finding a balancing act.”