Toolstation Western League Premier Division

Bridgwater Town 2, Shortwood Utd 1

JACK Taylor struck two minutes from time to salvage a late win for Bridgwater Town against bottom side Shortwood United at Fairfax Park.

In the only Western League match to go ahead on Saturday after the recent snow, the hard work of the home side's groundstaff was rewarded with a bumper crowd of 273.

Town - playing their first match since January 12 - started slowly and went behind on six minutes when Lewis Bainbridge charged down Jake Viney's clearance and the ball rolled in.

The visitors, who have gained just two league points all season, were ahead for just seven minutes as Mike Duffy curled home from outside the area on his first-team comeback after several months out through injury.

Taylor had a shot blocked and Harry Horton saw an effort saved as the sides went in level at the break, shortly after which Horton hit the bar as Town continued to apply pressure.

They had to wait until the 88th minute for their reward, however, and as so often it was that man Taylor who provided it.

Debutant Joe Swift played in a free-kick and Taylor was there to poke home and break Shortwood hearts.

The win keeps Town in fourth ahead of next weekend's tough trip to league leaders Willand Rovers.

Bridgwater Town: Jake Viney, Dave Thorne, Jake Llewellyn, Mark Armstrong (c), Lee Begg, Tom Ellis, Harry Horton (Sam Towler 75), Mike Duffy (Joe Swift 83), Jack Taylor, Carl Jones, Ian Bellinger (Patrick O'Halloran 78)