MELKSHAM Town ramped up the pressure on promotion rivals Willand Rovers and Bradford Town as they sealed a 3-2 win over Bridport on Wednesday night.

Kieran Baggs’ troops took a 2-1 lead into the break after Gary Higdon’s penalty in the 28th minute was swiftly followed by Rob Hobbs’ strike a minute later.

The hosts drew level in the second half, before Luke Ballinger restored Melksham’s advantage to seal the win.

Melksham are now one point behind second-placed Willand, who are level on points with local rivals Bradford Town with 55 from 26 games.

“We put in a very good performance against Bridport and it was a tricky fixture to have midweek,” said Baggs

“The football we played was excellent and I think it was the best team performance that we have put in all season.

“We are just doing what we can at the moment. We have 12 games left and play Willand and Bradford. Stranger things have happened in football.”

Melksham return to Oakfields this weekend, where they host Wells.

In Toolstation League Division One, Warminster Town remain bottom after suffering a 6-0 defeat to Bishop Sutton on Tuesday night.

The Division One side have accumulated 23 points from 31 contests so far, leaving them one point behind Sherborne Town and Portishead Town who occupy 20th and 21st.

Monday’s thumping loss was the heaviest defeat of the year and extended their winless streak to 12 games across all competitions.

Oaklan Buck bagged a hat-trick for the home side, while Ben Snell, Mason Daggar and Josh Keen all registered solitary efforts.

Warminster return to Weymouth Street this week, where they welcome Bishops Lydeard.

Westbury United return to action this weekend with a trip to Calne Town.

Jamie Harrison will hope his Corsham Town can return to winning ways on Saturday, but have a tough task as they host high-fliers Radstock Town.