HAVING almost withdrawn his Bremhill View side from the league prior to the start of the season, 23-year-old Ben Redford was a happy man on Tuesday evening when his team were crowned Premier Division winners.

Bremhill, who are the first ever Calne-based side to lift the top-flight title, began the season with a shock 4-3 victory over Corsham CC Wildcats and they ended it with a 2-1 triumph over the Wildcats, who needed to win the game by six clear goals to become champions themselves.

Although Wildcats had a mountain to climb, they took the game to Bremhill and things may have been different had Mark Robinson had his scoring boots on.

The striker missed at least four great chances in a first half that saw them lead 1-0 through Dan King’s 35th-minute effort.

If Bremhill had any nerves they were settled when Rory Worthington restored parity early in the second half, brilliantly volleying home a Karl Sharratt cross to make it 1-1 on 47 minutes.

Shortly after Billy Gleed netted what was to be the winner when he put Bremhill 2-1 ahead after being played in by Worthington.

Bremhill were also thankful to keeper Craig Edwards, who had a fine game between the posts, as he preserved his team's slender advantage despite a Wildcats onslaught.

After the match, league representative to the Wiltshire FA, Pete Ralph made the presentations to both set of players, with Bremhill's winning captain Alex Lewis lifting the Premier Division trophy.

Bremhill will look to complete a league and cup double when they take on FC Bradford in the final of the Subsidiary Cup at Melksham Town FC on Sunday morning.