WESTBURY United booked their place in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase on Saturday with a 4-1 win away at Andover Town.

However, joint-manager Neil Kirkpatrick was left frustrated by his side’s lacklustre performance at the start of the first half – describing it as the worst 25 minutes of football he has watched Westbury play since he joined the club.

After conceding early on, Jamie Jordan netted a brace before Ricky Hulbert got a third for United before half-time. Sam Jordan’s late effort then wrapped up the win for Westbury.

A few choice words at half-time from Kirkpatrick appeared to kick his men into life, following a below-par display in the opening half.

Kirkpatrick said: “Initially, we played the worst 25 minutes since I’ve been involved at the club.

“I still wasn’t happy at half time. No disrespect to the opponents, but they weren’t great – and we were pretty sloppy all round, really.

“We had a few words at half-time, and the second half was a lot better. We scored one goal, but could’ve netted four or five – their goalkeeper had a great game.

“It didn’t help that the game was stop-start, Andover were ill-disciplined which didn’t help. We stopped for free-kicks non-stop.

“But the job has been done.”

On the flip side, United were boosted by Josh Ferguson and Dan Kovacs’ appearances.

Both men started the season with niggling injuries, but appeared to be back to form in Saturday’s Vase tie.

Kirkpatrick added: “You can always take positives out of a game, Josh Ferguson came off the bench to make his first appearance of the season.

“Dan Kovacs has been in and out with an injury since the start of the season, and he was fine – that’s a bonus.

“You learn more about players when you don’t play too well either.”

Elsewhere, fellow Toolstation League Premier Division side Bradford Town also made Vase progress thanks to a 7-2 success away at Solent University.

Gary Higdon bagged a hat-trick, while there was one goal each for Matt Morris, Charlie Maddison, Tyson Pollard and Lewis Powell.

Liam Mortimer got the only goal as Toolstation Division One side Devizes Town claimed a 1-0 Vase win at home to Stockbridge.

However, Calne Town's hopes are over after they lost 3-1 at home to Downton. Stuart Windsor was on target for the hosts.

There was also Vase progress for Hellenic League Premier Division side Royal Wootton Bassett Town as they triumphed 7-0 at Swindon New College.

Callum Parsons and Giorgio Wrona both scored hat-tricks, while Alfie Presley got the other.

Hellenic Division One West side Malmesbury Victoria were also Vase winners as they saw off Woodley United 3-0 at home.

Andy Baker scored twice for the Vics, with Shane Bumphrey getting the other.

n CORSHAM Town were the only side with a league match at the weekend but they went down 1-0 at Oldland Abbotonians in Toolstation League Division One.