Chipping Sodbury Town FC welcomed league rivals Shepton Mallet on Tuesday night looking to bounce back from their defeat against Bitton on Saturday.

In that game the Sods were completely outplayed, losing out 1-4 as Harvey Baker’s goal was only a consolation.

They would have been hoping for a different outcome against Mallet who sat in mid table.

A couple of wins could lift Sodbury away from the relegation places with only six points separating them in 17th and Hallen in 9th position.

There were concerns about whether the game would happen at all as the rain pounded down on the Ridings pitch, however the decision to play was confirmed at around 5.00pm.

The team was ready to go after the warm-up but a last minute change saw Sam Jenkins replaced in the starting 11 by Charlie Davis.

The game started with both sides looking to get stuck in early on.

Sodbury were undone just 15 minutes in though as Mallet scored a fine goal to take the 0-1 lead.

That sparked Sodbury in to life and they responded well through Sam Taylor just moments later.

Manager’s Joe and Steve White would have been happy with the reaction to conceding, however they would have been shaking their heads again a few minutes later.

Around half an hour in to the match Shepton Mallet regained the lead and saw it through to half-time.

The Sods came back out from the interval looking to get back in to the match, however it was looking as though it would be a step too far.

Mallet then scored a third goal to put the result beyond any doubt and continue Chipping Sodbury’s mixed run of form.