WESTBURY United ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Sherborne Town in the Toolstation League First Division last weekend despite playing central defender Dan Price in between the sticks.

Regular stopper Lewis Porter was unavailable for the game, which was won thanks to a first-half strike from Ricky Hulbert before George Bendle sealed the points deep in second-half injury time.

Westbury’s choice of goalkeeper wasn’t the only bizarre event of the game, as hosts Sherborne had Jason Bond sent off after the final whistle, despite being given two yellow cards during the fixture.

The win saw Neil and Joe Kirkpatrick’s troops bounce back from their first defeat of the season last week, a reaction which pleased the former.

“It was a tough game. They’re not a bottom of the table side, we looked at their team sheet and there were four or five names we recognised,” he said.

“In the second half they put us under pressure and it was a very good performance, we had a centre half in goal, but he’s a good keeper so we were relaxed about it.

“It was a professional performance, especially after losing to Bishop Sutton, so we are pleased about that too.

“They had a player sent off, but it was a bit strange because apparently the referee had given him two yellow cards in the game.

“We try and just get on with it. If you’re going to moan at the referee for 90 minutes they won’t give you a 50-50, but it was important we bounced back.”

Kirkpatrick’ side face local rivals Calne Town at the weekend, and the Westbury boss will be boosted by the return of goalkeeper Porter, plus striker Dan Kovacs who returns from holiday.

Jordan Pinder is also available after suspension, although Kirkpatrick may reintroduce him into the club’s reserve side before making a return to first-team action.

Jamie Harrison’s Corsham Town were edged out 1-0 for the second time in as many weeks when they came up against hosts Chard Town, the Southbank men having now lost their last three.

Corsham will look to end that run when they hit the road for the second game in a row, to take on Bishop Sutton.

Lewis Graham’s strike was merely a consolation for Warminster Town as they were thumped 5-1 at home by Cheddar at the weekend.