CHIPPENHAM Town saw their mini-revival in National League South ended on Saturday following a 1-0 defeat away to Welling United.

Dipo Akinyemi scored the only goal of the game prior to half-time to leave Mike Cook’s men pointless and outside the relegation zone by the barest of margins.

Only a favourable goal difference is keeping Chippenham above the dotted line and Braintree Town in 21st.

The Bluebirds went within inches of opening the scoring inside the opening minutes at Park View Road after Nat Jarvis deflected Luke Russe’s cross off the bar.

The two side’s traded half-chances midway through the opening period before Akinyemi’s well-taken opener.

A series of free-kicks would turn out to be the best chance of further goals for either side, as Welling held on to ease their own relegation fears.

Chippenham manager Cook felt his side were hard done by not to get a result at the weekend, and not through lack of trying.

He said: “I’m actually more disappointed with Saturday’s result than I was when we got beat by Dartford because we were never really in it against Dartford.

“But for a lot of today’s game, we deserved to get something with the chances that we had.

“It’s so disappointing to work on things in training and tell the lads what’s going to happen, and then unfortunately for us, it didn’t quite happen when we needed it to in front of goal.”

Chippenham will have the chance to quickly respond to their hiccup with a home game against Concord Rangers tonight (7:45pm kick-off).