JACK Biddescombe produced a man-of-the-match performance at Meadow Lane as Westbury United beat Cribbs 2-1 for their third league win of the season.

Biddescombe scored two excellent goals as well as being a constant threat with his pace and corner kicks.

United flew out of the blocks and could have led earlier than their opening goal, which came in the 16th minute.

Joe Stradling, Biddescombe and Sam Jordan all went close before Biddescombe, who had just switched wings with Joe Stradling, cut in from the left onto his right foot and curled a beautiful 20-yard finish past Fraser McDiarmid.

Several fine flag kicks by Biddescombe led to McDiarmid saving excellently before Jamie Gregory headed over.

Cribbs, whose vociferous management had been infuriated by the officials and their own team’s lack of cohesion, finally created a chance which led to home 'keeper Mark Bowden saving well from Steve Murray.

Stradling and Sam Jordan both went close again in the closing stages of the first half before Biddescombe repeated his trick from earlier.

Mark Robinson and Sam Jordan combined to set up Biddescombe who quickly shifted the ball onto his right foot in a central position and fired a lovely finish into the corner to put the hosts two goals up at the break.

Cribbs were a different team after half-time, they came out playing much better and had already gone close before Murray got in behind and finished excellently to make it 2-1 prior to the hour mark.

The visitors nearly drew level a few minutes later when Bowden saved well from Daniel Webb. United counter-attacked immediately and Biddescombe almost got a hat-trick, his latest curling attempt was blocked and the ball cleared.

Biddescombe, Will Thomson and Jamie Jordan all had efforts blocked in a sustained spell of pressure, and Cribbs almost got an equaliser in injury-time but somehow a finish went over the bar from inside the six-yard box.

There was still time for Stradling to find himself bearing down on McDiarmid but his shot missed the target.