Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Bridgwater Town 2, Chipping Sodbury Town 1

BRIDGWATER Town left it late on Saturday, but Harry Horton's last-gasp goal gave the Robins their fifth straight league victory, and seventh in all competitions, to move up to sixth in the table.

The visitors came to Fairfax Park with a more robust approach than the previous weekend – beaten 4-0 in the Les Phillips Cup – and they took the lead four minutes in.

Robins centre-back Lee Begg got to a routine cross into the box first, but the ball skewed off his boot and looped over goalkeeper Jake Viney.

The home side took their time to settle after this early blow, but were awarded a penalty on 17 minutes when Steve Holland was tripped, and Tyne Govier stepped up to equalise.

That was the shot in the arm that the Robins needed, as they took control of the game, but a combination of wayward shooting and fine goalkeeping from Sam Burgess kept the sides level.

Horton blazed over when well-placed, Jack Taylor shot straight at Burgess and then headed over, and Shaun Copp's effort drifted wide.

The hosts lost momentum after the interval, and Sodbury had a great chance to score on 65 minutes – but Justin Bishop, left unmarked from a free-kick, wastefully fired over.

After Holland was denied by Burgess and Syd Camper had a strong penalty appeal turned down, Viney made two excellent saves in the space of a minute – pushing Sean Keet's header over the bar, and then saving Steven Fitzpatrick's point-blank effort from the corner.

Just as the match looked set to end all-square, Charlie Wilson's long throw was flicked on to the back post, where Horton pounced to claim a 93rd-minute winner.

It was not all good news for the Robins, though, as key marksman Taylor suffered a shoulder injury after a collision with Sodbury's Andrew Criddle with 20 minutes remaining, meaning that he required hospital attention.

Bridgwater Town: Jake Viney, Charlie White, Kurt Robinson, Harry Horton, Tyne Govier, Lee Begg, Steve Holland (Syd Camper 71), Jack Jenkins, Jake Taylor (Jake Llewellyn 68), Dave Pearse (Ash Tandy 79), Shaun Copp. Attendance: 166.

Bridgwater's next match is a big one - they host Melksham Town in the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday (ko 3pm), which is the club's most significant match in a fair few years.