CALNE Town co-manager Trevor Rawlings admitted the 4-1 scoreline which gave his side victory over Lebeq United may not have represented the true story of the game on Saturday.

In a contest that was 1-0 as the clock ticked on to 80, four late goals across the two teams did little to highlight the competitive nature of the Western League Division One fixture in Rawlings’ eyes.

Stuart Windsor had scored the game’s early goal before Jamal Chevolleau curled straight in from a corner in the 81st minute.

Windsor nodded in his second of the game to put Calne three goals to the good prior to Lebeq nicking one back moments later.

Former Swindon Town striker Sol Pryce netted on his debut in added time to wrap up the scoring and the points for Calne.

Co-manager Rawlings was refreshingly honest in his post-match assessment, admitting his team may not have deserved to win by such a margin.

He said: “It wasn’t as straightforward as the scoreline suggests to be honest.

“They were not a bad side, Lebeq. They played some decent football and made it hard for us.

“It was just a couple of late goals that made it convincing. Perhaps 4-1 was a little bit flattering, but we took our chances and that hasn’t always been the case.

“The wind didn’t cause too much of a problem for either team – they played football and we try to do the same.

“Maybe a couple of misdirected corners, but in terms of the game, the wind didn’t really affect it.”

With comfortable victories for each of the division’s top three on Saturday, Calne’s lead at the top remains five points.

Only one team has a game in hand over Rawlings’ men – Radstock Town – and the two meet at the weekend in what is likely to be a crucial fixture in determining who goes up.

The Calne co-boss is eyeing another tight defensive performance on Saturday – similar to recent weeks where his side have only conceded three goals in their previous six outings.

Rawlings said: “We’re disappointed that Lebeq scored late on with what was their only shot really in the second half.

“So we’re disappointed we couldn’t hang on to a clean sheet, but it was a very physical game.

“Lebeq are a very combative side – they’re a very good football team, but they like to wind people up and rely on gamesmanship a little bit.

“All we can do is keep winning our games – we’ve got a massive game against Radstock Town on Saturday, so all the focus switches to that.”

Calne are due in action once again as they travel to Almondsbury tonight.

Elsewhere, Warminster nabbed a credible 3-3 draw at home to Wells City while Corsham Town lose 2-0 away at Bishops Lydeard.

Devizes Town did not play at the weekend, but return to action tonight away to Wells City.