JON Bazley proved to be Corsham Town’s festive hero on Saturday as Justin Flowers’ side came from behind to defeat Warminster Town 2-1 at home in Toolstation League Division One.

Bazley’s injury-time strike from a corner denied Andy Crabtree’s Warminster any points in the all-Wiltshire affair, that’s despite Lewis Graham establishing the lead for the visitors 10 minutes into the first half.

Corsham promptly equalised through Alex Hillier to level it up by half-time before Bazley’s late winner sparked scenes of jubilation amongst the 210-strong crowd.

Victory lifted Flowers’ side to within five points of fourth-placed Radstock Town, who do have three games in hand.

Finishing in the top four has always been a target for Flowers, who has now called on his players to hold their own in 2020 and spark a revival that could see Corsham still achieve their start-of-season goals.

“Warminster are quite similar to us. They’re young and energetic,” said Flowers.

“It’s always tough when you face them, and they were good on the day as well, so to get the win was pleasing.

“It’s fair to say we are behind where we planned to be entering the new year. We finished third last season, so our aim was to record another top-four finish.

“That’s still possible, but it’s going to be tough. But you’ve got to be ambitious, and to return to winning ways is encouraging.

“I don’t want the players to worry about where we finish, I want them to focus purely on winning games.

“Since we said that, results have picked up.”

Unbeaten since November 23, Flowers certainly wouldn’t mind extending that run into February – particularly given the league status of teams they are facing.

Promotion-chasing Sherborne Town host Corsham on January 11, with trips to Portishead Town and Devizes Town penned in for the Saturdays before and after.

Flowers said: “Every team in this league is decent. If you can pick a decent run of results it soon bumps you up the table.

“Teams have improved, and we’ve been caught out a couple of times because of that. Hopefully we will learn from it and get stronger as the season goes on.”

No other Wiltshire sides were in action last weekend.

There was also only one match involving local interest on Boxing Day as Calne Town thumped Devizes 3-0 at home.