CALNE Town moved to the top of the Toolstation League Division One table on Monday night despite joint-manager Trevor Rawlings admitting they were ‘taught a lesson’ in their Friday night defeat to Cheddar, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

Calne responded to their 4-1 loss away in Somerset by taking what they had learned in that defeat and putting it into practice against struggling Hengrove Athletic to claim an emphatic 5-0 victory.

What they had learned was how to take their chances – Rawlings stating that Cheddar had only five shots on target on Friday, but four of them ended up in Calne’s net, while the Wiltshire outfit turned their total domination against Hengrove into an accurate reflection in terms of the scoreline three days later.

Stuart Windsor netted a hat-trick, while Josh Hard and Jake Allen rounded off the scoring for Town.

Rawlings suggested the defeat to one of the title favourites might not have been the worst thing for his team and the quick turnaround in fixtures likely helped Calne respond positively too.

“We had two wins before the Cheddar game last Friday where we got taught a lesson on how to finish. They had five chances and scored four goals,” said Rawlings.

“We got taught a lesson, but perhaps it brought us back down to earth, and we wanted to make sure we put that right on Monday.

“It was good to have a game so soon after Friday to put the Cheddar game right – and we did.”

But despite the fact his side do sit top of the division, Rawlings stated he will be paying no attention to the league standings until Christmas at the earliest.

He said: “It’s too early in the season to be looking at tables and things like that. It’s good to be there, but it’s a new side, it’s a young side, and they’re good bunch of lads with no egos.

“There are no expectations this season. We’re just going to have a look and finish as he as we can.

“We’re definitely not looking to be winning the league, but if we’re up there around Christmas then it’s a different story, but we’re not putting any pressure on anyone.

“It’s a new side and we’re going to just see how we go.”

Elsewhere, Warminster Town lost 2-1 at home to Lebeq United after Ashton Shanley had put the hosts 1-0 up.

Corsham Town were beaten 3-2 at home by Bishops Lydeard, with Jonathan Bazley and Lewis McCarron netting for the Southbank side.

Devizes Town did not play at the weekend but are due to host Welton Rovers on Tuesday night.