WESTBURY United have now gone an entire calendar year without defeat in the Toolstation League thanks to their 2-1 win at home to Clevedon Town in the Premier Division on Saturday, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

Down 1-0 at half-time, courtesy of a seventh-minute strike from Clevedon’s Sydney Camper, United rallied in the second half with goals from Ricky Hulbert and Callum Demkiv to improve their unbeaten record to; played 37, won 30, drawn seven, since November 25 last year.

Joint-manager Neil Kirkpatrick was incredibly proud of his team’s achievement, but insisted their outstanding run won’t change the way they set up in future.

Kirkpatrick said: “It’s a huge achievement at any level of football, let alone ours and when you think we’ve moved up a division too, it’s incredible.

“We know it’s going to come to an end at some stage, but we still treat ourselves as underdogs to some of the clubs that have been long established at this level.

“We’ll just keep going about what we do and enjoying it with a smile on our faces and trying to upset some of the big guns.”

Kirkpatrick felt his side rode their luck at times during their 2-1 win and had things gone differently, they might have been staring defeat in the face but an admirable second half performance dug Westbury out of a hole.

He said: “We went with the same line-up that won at Cadbury Heath the week before but it didn’t go to plan, so we made a couple of changes at half-time and in the second half we were superb.

“Clevedon put us on the back foot in the first half and you could argue they might have had a penalty when they were 1-0 up and we could have been down to 10 men.

“Maybe we got a bit of luck on that but in the second half, we totally dominated, had a stonewall penalty shout not given and I don’t think our keeper had a save to make in the second half, so I’m really pleased with the second half performance.”

Meanwhile, Bradford Town suffered late heartbreak as they went down 2-1 at home to Willand Rovers.

Will Hailstone put Town ahead early before Joshua Searle equalised minutes later. Battling towards a hard-earned point, Bradford were undone in the 88th minute when Dean Stamp stole the points for Willand.