Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Brislington 0, Bridgwater Town 1

A LATE winner from talismanic striker Jack Taylor finally broke down struggling Brislington's resistance on Saturday, and sent Bridgwater Town back to the top of the Premier Division standings.

The Robins fielded a very attacking line-up - effectively a front six of attacking players - and could well have led inside the first five minutes, as Ian Bellinger's free-kick found Jake Brown in space, but he headed wide.

The visitors came even closer on 18 minutes, when Jake Llewellyn beat his man out wide and fired in a low cross, which Taylor flicked goalwards, only for the home goalkeeper to pull off a superb save, tipping the ball onto the post.

There was little in the way of attacking play from Brislington, but their defence managed to frustrate the away side, and the teams went in goalless at half time.

Chances remained few and far between up until 72 minutes, when Jake Viney made a good stop at one end and then, on the counter-attack, Bellinger was denied.

The Robins introduced a couple of substitutes, Dave Pearse and Mark Armstrong coming on, and finally they had the breakthrough in the 84th minute, as Harry Horton's corner unexpectedly went though to Taylor, who smashed the ball into the net.

That proved enough for the visitors, as they came away with all three points to jump ahead of Westbury United and Willand Rovers, neither of whom had league matches on Saturday.

Bridgwater's next assignment is away to basement club Shortwood United, next Saturday (November 10, ko 3pm).

Bridgwater Town: Jake Viney, Dave Thorne, Kurt Robinson, Lee Begg, Tom Ellis, Harry Horton (Charlie White 87), Sam Towler, Jake Brown (Dave Pearse 74), Jake Llewellyn, Ian Bellinger (Mark Armstrong 80), Jack Taylor.