EARLY goals for Jamal Chevelleau and Stuart Windsor made Calne Town’s Toolstation Division One trip to Oldland Abbotonians a relatively easy one, with the visitors securing a 0-3 win.

Chevelleau confirmed his brace four minutes into the second half as Town closed the gap on league leaders Longwell Green Sports to just a point following the latter’s draw at Bishops Lydeard.

Calne are in action again tonight away to Wincanton, and could go top if they win and Sports again drop points as they host Wells City.

Calne boss Ben Redford was delighted with his side’s performance in Gloucestershire, describing it as one of the most complete efforts he has seen all season.

He added: “Although we’ve been getting results, our performances of late haven’t exactly been convincing.

“We tweaked a couple of things on Saturday, and we put the result to bed early on – it was probably one of the best performances I’ve seen.

“January can be tricky for clubs at this level. Player commitment and injuries play their part.

“We’ve got a small squad, but we’ve been quite lucky with player availability.

“It does help when you’re top of the league – we’re only a point away from being top and have a game in hand.

“All of our lads want to play every minute of every game, and that’s because we are playing so well.”

Following this evening’s trip to Wincanton, Calne play Portishead for the first time this season.

Redford’s squad completed the double over Portishead last year, but a large recruitment operation over the summer has made the Bristol-based club a completely different threat this time around.

Redford added: “Injury wise, we have none. We’ve got Wincanton tonight (Tuesday) and then Portishead at home on Saturday.

“We beat Portishead twice last year, but this is a new season. I know they’ve signed a few more players so we’ll be up against a stiffer challenge.

“They drew with Wells City at the weekend – one of the league favourites. We’ll turn up with the right frame of mind and attitude, there is no reason why we can’t win.”

Elsewhere in Toolstation Division One, Devizes Town drew away to Ashton & Backwell United 1-1 with Oscar Webster grabbing the visitors’ only goal.

Devizes remain 18th as a result. Corsham Town were also in action – they drew 1-1 at Sherborne with Jonathan Bazley finding the back of the net.