CHIPPENHAM Town further eased their relegation fears with a confidence-boosting 3-0 victory at home to Concord Rangers on Tuesday night.

The Bluebirds responded to a frustrating 1-0 defeat away at Welling United on Saturday courtesy of two well-taken goals from Scott Twine and a header from George Rigg.

It was the midfielder who opened the scoring at the Thornbury Surfacing Stadium with a powerful header midway through the first half.

Forward Twine nodded in his first and Chippenham’s second in the fledgling stages of the second period before a wonderful piece of skill allowed the Swindon Town loanee to convincingly bury his second and his team’s third 10 minutes later.

Chippenham’s third win in four games has pushed Mike Cook’s men up to 15th in National League South with 12 games to go – though they remain just three points above the dotted line.

The Bluebirds boss was delighted to see his team translate their dominance into goals on Tuesday following a plethora of missed opportunities at the weekend.

Cook said: “We actually played really well against Welling, but we just couldn’t put it in the net.

“So it was really pleasing to see us finish our chances for a change against Concord.

“We changed the formation, so Scott Twine played up front, and he just gave us a little bit more going forward with his pace.

“He’s quite skilful, a good dribbler of the ball, and I think it was his second goal that showed off all of those attributes of his. He’s a very exciting young player for us.”

Though neither scored, Cook gave a special mention to Bristol Rovers loanee Luke Russe and the newly-signed Jack Self for their individual contributions.

Self replaced Alex Bray with half an hour remaining and caught the attention of his new manager with a near-faultless display in the final third.

Cook admitted that the former Oxford City man may have to be patient for his chance due to the quality and significant number of options in midfield, but assured Self his chance will come.

Cook said: “Jack Self came on and he did really well – he played as an attacking midfielder.

“He can play a lot of different roles within the midfield unit, which he might have to do.

“If we get any of the loanees being called back to their parent clubs, for example Luke Russe who’s been immense for us, then we might have to utilise Jack in a different position.

“At the moment, he has found himself on the bench a little bit more than he might like, but he hasn’t done himself any harm after his performance against Concord on Tuesday night.”

Chippenham return to action on Saturday at the Thornbury Surfacing Stadium when they host fellow relegation battlers St Albans City (3pm kick-off).

The pair drew 0-0 when they met on the opening day of the season at Clarence Park.