SHREWTON United moved up to third place in the Wiltshire League Premier Division table after getting the better of Ludgershall Sports in the only match to beat the sodden conditions at the weekend.

United claimed a 5-2 success away at Sports, who are still awaiting their first points of the season having now played 10 league fixtures.

At the top, the victory saw Shrewton move within five points of leaders Wroughton – although they have played three games more than the pace-setters.

Reigning champions Wroughton retain a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 league games so far this term.

Corsham Town Reserves are their nearest challengers on 26 points from 12 matches.

At Ludgershall, Shrewton started strongly and Craig Appleby struck twice in the first half to put the visitors in control.

United were quick out of the blocks after the change of ends and soon extended their lead through Jake Watson.

That strike seemed to spur Sports into life, and they were able to pull a goal back through Liam Cotter.

Shortly afterwards, Cameron Hoyle curled home a fine free-kick from 20 yards to see Ludgershall move within one goal of their visitors.

Sensing the match was starting to slip away from them, Shrewton raised their game and Craig Appleby turned provider as he set up Saul Johnson to fire home and make it 4-2.

Watson then rounded off the scoring with his second the visitors’ fifth of the day to make the points safe.