A REFRESHED Westbury United romped to a 4-1 win away at Cadbury Heath in the Western Premier Division at the weekend.

Neil Kirkpatrick’s side – who altered their starting shape to fit more attacking players into the team – went three goals up prior to half-time through a Callum Demkiv brace and one from Joe Stradling.

Ryan Bole made it four shortly into the second 45, only for Cadbury substitute Lewis Saunders to grab a consolation goal for the hosts.

On a difficult day for football, with high winds around, Kirkpatrick complimented his side’s fast start and said Westbury did not let the conditions distract them from playing their normal game.

He said: “We changed our system a little bit because I wanted to change things around – we had two of our central attacking midfielders a little further up the pitch, and it worked well.

“Albeit, Cadbury Heath are a very young side now – I think they’re starting again with a really young side.

“We dominated the first half with the wind. Cadbury Heath is on a bit of a slope too, so we had that with us in the first half.

“We dominated from the first minute in terms of getting on the ball, and we came in at half-time three goals up.”

Three more points to Westbury’s tally puts them on 33 for the season from 25 games.

But due to very few teams having played the same amount of fixtures in the Western Premier Division, Kirkpatrick says his team must concentrate on themselves for the time being rather than looking at an end-of-season target finish.

The immediate goal is to catch the group of teams six points ahead, but that can only be achieved if a greater level of consistency is achieved in the remaining 15 games, according to the Westbury boss.

Kirkpatrick said: “We want to finish as high as we can – there’s a six-point buffer between us and the team above, so our first target is to try and close that gap.

“But apart from the Shepton Mallet game, we’ve only been losing by the odd goal.

“We’ve been in and amongst it for a while now, and our performances over the last four or five weeks have been really good.

“I’ve got half an eye on what we want to do next year, but really we want to keep the momentum going this season.

“We want to keep the consistency up and try and finish this season on a high.”

Elsewhere, division leaders Bradford Town thumped Chipping Sodbury Town 4-0 at Trowbridge Road.

Lewis Powell grabbed a brace while Charlie Maddison and Dean Griffiths also scored.