LEADERS Wroughton put in a five-star performance when they made the short journey to Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development to retain their grip on the top of the Wiltshire League Premier Division table.

However, Wroughton struggled in the first half as Bassett defended well to keep the leaders out throughout the opening 45 minutes.

It was a different story after the break, though, and once Wroughton got themselves in front, the floodgates opened.

The goals were shared around, with one each for Riegan Cook, Tyler Wilkinson, Liam Griffin, Jordan Lea and Kyle Parker.

Reigning champions Kintbury Rangers remain Wroughton’s nearest challengers and are still three points back in second place after a thrilling 4-3 win at Cricklade Town.

Goals from Shaun Thorp, Jake Rowe and Charlie Allsop gave Kintbury a 3-1 half-time advantage before Thorp added his second of the game to push the lead to three.

However, when Kintbury had two players sent off, Cricklade were allowed back into the game and scored twice more to give the final scoreline a much closer feel.

Tom McCulloch got two of Cricklade’s goals, with Billy Sly also on target.

Third-placed Shrewton United had a comfortable afternoon with a 5-1 home win over Marlborough Town.

Tyren Harrington led the way with a hat-trick, while Jesse Walters and Ben Jenks got the other Shrewton goals. Aaron Presley got Marlborough’s consolation.

At the other end of the table, Malmesbury Victoria Development climbed off the bottom with a 4-0 win away at Pewsey Vale Development.

Two goals for Elliott Drage and one apiece for Harrison Archer and Daryl Herring secured the points for Malmesbury.

Joshua Hard bagged a brace to help fire Trowbridge Town to a 4-1 win at home to Corsham Town Reserves. Jake Sainsbury and Alex Pippard also scored for Trowbridge.

David Cotter scored twice and Keifer Roper got the other as Ludgershall Sports won 3-1 at home to Westbury United Reserves.

In the weekend’s final league fixture, Purton claimed a 2-1 success on the road at Football ID.

Two goals from Jack Duckers won the game for Purton as Alex Hallett got Football ID’s goal.