Old Sodbury and Brimsham Green played their parts in a thrilling encounter, as the top of the table clash lived up to its billing.

Both sides went in to the match knowing that victory would put them at the top of the Bristol and District Division 3, however despite Old Sodbury's best efforts it was Brimsham who went clear at the summit with a 3-2 win.

The game started well, with both sides looking to take the initiative in the game.

Brimsham carved the first opening of the match, however when their striker, Skye Allen, found space on the edge of the box, he pulled his shot just wide of the near post. He was not to be denied in this game though.

Old Sodbury then grew in to the game, with tough tackling from midfield duo Andy Miles and Stephen Clapp helping to put them on the front foot, but both sides just lacked that cutting edge in the final third.

The deadlock was broken though, when Old Sodbury's top scorer this season Jordan Miller got his head on a corner in a crowded box.

The ball was whipped in from the right by Kelvin Martin and Miller rose highest to plant an unstoppable header past the Brimsham keeper and in to the net.

The referee then did his best to keep control of the feisty encounter as things threatened to boil over as the clock ticked towards half time, some yellow cards were issued before the players walked off the pitch with the score 0-1 at the interval.

The second half got underway and Brimsham came on strong.

It was Sodbury who nearly doubled their lead quickly though, with Miller letting fly from 20 yards out, his piledriver just didn't bend enough as it bounced back off the woodwork before the game turned on its head.

They were working the ball well through the midfield and working off their main striker Allen, who as causing the Sodbury defence a number of issues.

The visitors held firm though, until Brimsham finally levelled when a mistake in defence left Allen unmarked, he made no mistake volleying the ball in to the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Allen then found himself in space to score his second to give Brimsham the lead shortly after, before latching on to an under-hit backpass to round the Sodbury keeper and complete his hat-trick.

Sodbury responded through Tom Makepeace, lobbing the keeper from outside the box, but Brimsham held on to secure a deserved win and extend their lead over Sodbury at the top to 5 points, with Hillfields moving up to second.