WESTBURY United joint manager Neil Kirkpatrick has been left sweating over the fitness of striker Dan Kovacs, following their 2-2 draw with Malmesbury Victoria on Wednesday evening.

Kovacs, who arrived at Meadow Lane in the summer from Melksham, has notched in both of Westbury’s opening two games of the season.

However, the striker looks set to spend a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in the first half of their midweek fixture.

“We will know more about his injury in the next couple of days, but from what he was describing, it doesn’t sound good,” said Kirkpatrick.

“Hopefully it won’t be too bad, we will have our fingers crossed because it would be a massive loss for us.

“He was one of our main targets over the summer and scored in both of our league games, which is what Dan does, so we are hoping it’s not too serious.”

The Westbury boss was frustrated his side only claimed a point after Jamie Jordan and Kovacs had put them 2-0 up, only to be pegged back by the visitors.

Elsewhere, Warminster Town kicked started their Toolstation League First Division campaign with a victory, as they were 2-0 winners away to Chard Town on Saturday.

Efforts from Charlie Walton and Jack Miluk sealed the win, in what was a positive performance, according to manager Mark Breffit.

“I was very pleased with the way the lads were able to stick to our game plan,” said Breffit.

“We knew the importance of defending the huge hill in the first half and coming in level at half time.

“Even though we scored twice in the second half, I felt the game was won in the first half, with our ability to deal with periods of pressure and not to concede.”

Meanwhile new Corsham Town manager Jamie Harrison failed to make a dream start to his role after suffering two defeats in the first two games of his tenure.

The first came on Saturday, when Leigh Rogers’ second-half penalty was nothing more than a consolation as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Calne Town.

Their midweek game with Oldland Abbotonians only compounded Saturday, as they were thrashed 7-0 away from home.

In a statement, Harrison apologised to the fans who had made the trip on Wednesday evening. “I must apologise to the travelling Corsham Town supporters,” he said. “At half-time I wanted my players to push for the next goal and, in my naivety, I continued to pursue a goal at 3-0 down, leaving us exposed at the back.”

Westbury will host Radstock Town on Saturday, Warminster welcome Malmesbury Victoria to Weymouth Street, while Corsham travel to Roman Glass St George.