WESTBURY United have begun the new year sitting second in the Toolstation League Premier Division table after rounding off their 2018 fixtures with a narrow 1-0 win away at Bridport on Saturday.

Callum Demkiv got the only goal of the game for the visitors in Devon, lashing home a winner with just six minutes left on the clock.

The two sides played out a goalless first at St Mary's Field, but a red card for Bridport's Luke King 10 minutes into the second period handed the advantaged to United, and they duly capitalised through Demkiv's late strike.

Westbury, managed by father-and-son duo Neil and Joe Kirkpatrick, sit three points behind pace-setters Willand Rovers, although the Meadow Lane side have a game in hand on the leaders.

On Boxing Day, United had seen their hopes of going through the whole of 2018 unbeaten in the league dashed at the hands of Wiltshire rivals Bradford Town.

Matt Morris' goal midway through the first half ensured the Wiltshire bragging rights went to the Wayne Thorne's Bobcats, who ended Westbury's unbeaten start in the league this season in the process.

Home side United ended the game with 10 men after Jordan Pinter was sent off in the closing stages.

Bradford are currently seventh in the table and missed out on the chance to build on that win over Westbury at the weekend following a goalless draw at home to Bridgwater Town.

The Bobcats are at home to Cadbury Heath on Saturday, while Westbury travel to Bridgwater.