JACOB Davidge struck a stoppage-time winner as Highworth Town extended their unbeaten run in Southern League Division One South to a fourth game on Saturday following a dramatic 2-1 victory at home to Barnstaple Town.

The result means Jeff Roberts’ side have picked up eight points in that time following a previous win over Moneyfields and draws against Evesham United and Mangotsfield United.

Although delighted with the outcome at the Save on Tyres Stadium, Worthians boss Roberts felt there was plenty of room for improvement in his side’s performance.

“It was one of those where it was a bit of a smash-and-grab towards the end,” said Roberts.

“I don’t think we played very well for 80 minutes. We started OK in the first 10 minutes but then I thought our work-rate was poor all over the pitch.

“Our distribution of the ball and our movement wasn’t good enough – I think we were trying to do too much with the ball.

“Barnstaple did make it uncomfortable for us but our passing was slack. We could have had a bit of an argumentative chat at half-time but we didn’t think it was worth it.

“We have been in the position before where we have dominated the game and lost, so it was just one of those days where the luck was on our side towards the end.

“We just didn’t seem to have that edge about us but it’s a win, it’s four games unbeaten, and we look forward to the next one.

“We will take it. It is another three points but we need to be a lot better moving forwards.”

Davidge got both goals on the day for the Worthians, firing them ahead in the first half, only for Barnstaple to draw level on the hour mark through Saddam Bello’s strike.

With honours seemingly destined to finish even, Davidge was once again the hero for Highworth after the interval as he came up with a splendid winning goal at the death.