WARMINSTER Town boss Andy Crabtree championed the efforts of 16-year-old Jake Wright after the teenager scored one and assisted the winner in their 2-1 win over Corsham Town in Toolstation League Division One last Friday night, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

Two in-form sides met at the Southbank Ground – Corsham had not lost in their previous seven, while Warminster had won four of their last five games.

Teenager Wright’s goal at the end of the first half cancelled out Josh Bright’s excellent early opener for Corsham, and with four minutes to play, Martin Johnson turned the game on its head with a delicate chip over the home side’s goalkeeper.

Crabtree felt Warminster’s ability to prevent an early collapse, despite being under pressure for the opening salvos, allowed them to be given the chance to grow into the game and steal the points at the end.

He said: “For 25 minutes, we weren’t at the races – we went a goal down very early on and we were at sixes and sevens, but Corsham didn’t capitalise and we managed to get a goal back just before half-time.

“They had a couple of half-chances to extend their lead, but didn’t really capitalise on it, we rode the storm and got our reward.”

Warminster have prided themselves on bringing through a plethora of youngsters this year, most of which have featured regularly in their mid-table campaign.

Crabtree is optimistic of a successful future for his side as young talents like Wright push the club forwards.

Crabtree said: “It was a very pleasing result, especially considering we had a few regular first-team players missing.

“But the lads that came in all did well – we had three 16-year-olds in the squad, and they couldn’t be faulted, they all played a part.

“He’s been a regular goal scorer for us this season, so it’s not like this is all new to him – nothing seems to faze him.

“We’ve got four lads under 18 that must be knocking on towards 100 appearances this season between them. That bodes well for the future, as far as we’re concerned.”

Elsewhere, Calne Town’s winless run has stretched to nine games after a 1-0 loss to league leaders Keynsham Town. Harley Purnell scored the game’s only goal.

Meanwhile, Devizes Town were beaten 6-1 away at Bishops Lydeard.

Chippenham Park had no game at the weekend but are due to play Bristol Telephones on Tuesday night.