BRADFORD Town booked their place in the second round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup after claiming a 2-1 win over Mere Town.

Danny Greaves’ team went into Wednesday night’s game on the back of an unbeaten start to their Toolstation Premier season and goals from Martin Lenihan and Dan Cottle were enough to see off their lower-league rivals.

Greaves was happy with the win and insisted the Wiltshire Cup is a competition he wants his team to take seriously.

“It’s nice to get through to the next round in a competition we want to try and do well in,” said the Bradford Town boss.

“The game itself wasn’t the best to watch, the team we were playing (Mere Town) were from a couple of leagues below us.

“We started the game well, but in the second half it became a bit of a non-event, it was a bit like a pre-season friendly.

“I’m happy with the result. We played some good football and dominated the game, we came in 1-0 up and then got the second."

Lenihan put the home side in front in the 36th minute before Cottle doubled the advantage with 10 minutes to go The Bradford Town manager also claimed the competition offers a chance for him to look at some squad players.

“It gives us the chance to give some players some minutes, there were five changes from Saturday’s game,” added Greaves.

“The first goal was a good bit of team play, Martin, Lenihan who hasn’t played much football for us, was in the right place at the right time to put the ball in the back of the net.

“The second was from Dan Cottle, a good piece of individual skill on the edge of the box and then he put the ball in the top corner, which showed the quality of the lad.

“It was two good goals, the goal against was a bit disappointing it came late in the game through a lack of concentration but luckily it didn’t cost us.”

Elsewhere, Westbury United were also victorious in their cup tie on Tuesday as a 53rd-minute Marc Scammell goal earned them a 1-0 over Wilts Calne Town.

The move started when George Bendle played the ball to Otis Young, who knocked it across to Scammell to apply the finish from 20 yards.

Corsham Town’s cup interest was ended after they were beaten 2-1 by Devizes Town on Wednesday evening. At the weekend, Warminster Town were on the wrong side of a 3-2 scoreline against Wiltshire League Ludgershall Sports, while Corsham Town Reserves edged Wroughton 4-3 winners and Beversbrook beat Trowbridge Town 5-3.