CHIPPENHAM Town attacker Jordan Young scored an 86th minute winner from near halfway on Saturday as the Bluebirds beat Concord Rangers 1-0 at the Thornbury Surfacing Stadium.

In a game that Mike Cook’s men were on top of throughout, only a 40-yard lob from the former Swindon Town prospect separated the two National League South rivals.

Conditions were difficult for football at the weekend with strong winds playing havoc, but the Bluebirds managed to grind out a priceless victory to ensure they moved up to sixth in the table.

Reflecting on a 10th win from 26 games, Cook said: “I thought we were deserved winners.

“They had one shot, which was off target, while we had about 12 shots all told. We hit the bar twice in the first half.

“But it was about who had the wind really. We had the wind with us in the first half and we got about eight shots off, we put some good moves together, a little bit of good football.

“But they played some football as well, they didn’t come and bank up. They thought they had a really good chance of getting three points, and it led to a much better game for the supporters.”

For the first time in the club’s history, Chippenham have their sights set up looking up into the National League instead of switching between the Southern League and their current tier.

Cook admitted he is extremely proud of what he and his team have been able to achieve in two disrupted years at the helm but wants the squad to continue picking up points through the next few weeks ahead of a tricky March.

Cook said: “I think we’ve done quite well to turn it around in probably 50 games or so.

“Chippenham were right down the bottom of the league when we came and they looked like they were going down.

“To do what we’ve done, with a place in the top-10 very much on, in our first proper year has been a great effort.

“I’ve said all along that it would take a bit of time and there would be ups and downs.

“Now that we’re in the mix, if we can get through this February having picked up a few points – February’s fixtures look a little bit easier on paper than March’s – we can scrap it out until the end of the season.”