JAMES Goddard’s Westbury United were unable to progress in the Wiltshire Senior Cup as they were beaten 2-0 by Hellenic Premier side Highworth Town on Tuesday.

It was goalless going into the interval, but the visitors soon took the lead in the second half when Keiron Gleed and Ryan Stanners got on the scoresheet.

Even though they were unable to prolong their stay in the competition, Westbury manager Goddard was happy with how his team played.

“We defended really well, we knew they were going to have a lot of the ball and they (Highworth) are a very good side,” he said.

“We knew they’d have a lot of possession, but the two goals both came from similar angles and they were really good finishes.

“Apart from that, we defended well and didn’t give them many chances. We’ll take positives from it because I think we were brilliant.

“The problem was once they got their first goal, it was a struggle for us. We had a few chances too, which is one of the disappointing things, because sadly we couldn’t take them.”

Westbury will now turn their attention to Saturday’s Les Phillips Cup tie against Cheddar, who beat them 4-0 last weekend.

“Both sides will probably rotate their squads with it being a cup game but the scoreline from Saturday probably flatters them a little bit,” added Goddard.

“It’s just another chance to play them and to see what happens, we knew these three games would be tough.

“We might take the time to rest, at this level when you play three or four midweek games back to back it becomes an issue and stretches your squad a bit.

Westbury weren’t the only team who were involved in midweek action as Warminster Town hosted Hengrove Athletic in the Toolstation First Division, but the visitors ran out 2-1 winners, leaving the hosts in 14th place.

It followed their 4-1 win over Roman Glass St George.

Corsham Town picked up a point at the weekend after their 0-0 draw at Wincanton Town.