SECOND-half strikes from Dan Cottle and Reeko Best reversed a one-goal deficit into three points for Bradford Town at the weekend against Bridport.

Wayne Thorne’s side went behind against their latest opponents initially through Braeden Symes before Will Hailstone equalised with half-an-hour played.

But a goal on the stroke of half time from Declan Cornish prompted Thorne to make multiple tactical tweaks in the second half – tweaks that evidently paid off as the Bobcats registered their 11th win of the season to remain eighth.

“We were a goal down at half-time, but we changed a few things around for the second half and the lads played well,” said Thorne.

“It was another good victory at home for us.

“We’re two months unbeaten, which totals nine games – we’ve only lost two league games since we’ve been in charge and that’s out of 16 league games.

“The lads are doing well. I think the league is split into two, the top eight or so are doing really well while the other teams below are not so strong.

“It’s difficult to catch teams, because those above us seem to be winning all the time. But we can only control the controllables by continuing our run, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Town’s latest win extends their unbeaten run in the league to well over two months, with Thorne’s troops last losing in late November against Willand Rovers.

Draws against Bitton, Bridgewater, Shepton Mallet and Odd Down however have somewhat restricted the Bobcats’ progress up the league table.

Thorne admits gaining points on the in-form teams above them in the league table has been hard to achieve.

But seventh placed Buckland visit Trowbridge Road this weekend, a win would lift Bradford at least one place.

Thorne added: “We’re at home to Buckland – which is a re-scheduled game because their pitch isn’t fit to play on.

“We have a good record at home, hopefully that will allow us to record another three points on Saturday.”

Elsewhere in the Toolstation Premier Division, Westbury United continued their title charge with a 2-0 win at Wellington.

Callum Demkiv netted twice to record United’s 19th win of the season and move them onto 60 points - three short of division leaders Willand Rovers, who have a game in hand.

Neil Kirkpatrick’s side are back in action at home this weekend when hosting Bath-based Odd Down - who have won 11 of their opening 24 league fixtures.