WESTBURY United Reserves won through to the second round of The A & B Cup sponsored by AM Print & Copy last night beating Dilton Marsh Wanderers 6 – 3 holding off a spirited second half comeback by Wanderers.

In a keenly contested tie under the lights at Meadow Lane, Westbury United Reserves started at a fine pace taking an early lead in the eighth minute through Louis Wilkins.

Max Bishop increased Westbury’s advantage in the 21st minute and further strikes from Lewis Wayman and Ollie Dew took Westbury into the interval with a 4 – 0 lead.

Whatever was said by the Dilton Marsh manager at the break seemed to work wonders because Dilton struck back with a vengeance with Callum Crab from the spot, Liam Lawes and Curtis Goodwin all scoring within 10 minutes of the restart to make the score 4 – 3 to bring the Wanderers right back in with a shout.

In a cup tie where both teams deserve a lot of credit for the football they played Westbury seemed to regain their composure to deny Dilton Marsh an equaliser and on 79 minutes Ollie Dew got on the end of a left sided cross to head Westbury into a 5 – 3 lead to reduce any nerves.

Wanderers still refused to lie down and managed to fashion a few chances to no avail and with 3 minutes remaining Westbury made sure they advanced into the next round when substitute George Pawling rose in the box to thump a header home from a corner to end an excellent cup tie 6 – 3.