DURSLEY Town opened a six-point lead at the top of Stroud League Division One with a 3-1 home victory over third-placed Tetbury at the Rec.

Karl Nash's side are now six points clear of second-placed Randwick, although the player-boss himself was rather out of sorts throughout.

Town nevertheless eased into a two-goal by the break, Aaron Booth putting the hosts ahead before James Mackie doubled the advantage.

Tetbury halved the deficit 15 minutes from time, but the home side soon re-established their two-goal cushion courtesy of Jack Bartman.

Nash said: “Tetbury were a decent outfit, never gave up and caused us a few problems, however we were always in control.”

And the Town boss is delighted with the season so far, he added: “We’ve won seven of our eight games.

“The lads are working hard on and off the pitch, integrating young and old in our squad, which is very pleasing to see and I know the lads will do what it takes to make it work, week in week out.”

* Dursley Reserves have now lost to all three sides jointly on top of Stroud League Division Five after going down 3-0 at derby rivals Berkeley Reserves.

The Hunters took a two-goal lead into the break, creating an overlap for the opener and then benefitting from a dubious handball call for a penalty.

Town rarely looked like responding, so the self-inflicted third from their own throw-in late on mattered little in the grand scheme of things.

There were few positives on the day for Dursley, although manager Lee Matthews hailed the performance of teenage centre-back Mitchell Corbett.

* Much like the first team, Dursley 3rds are clear at the top of Division Seven following a hard-fought 3-2 victory away to Painswick Reserves.

Tom Cox bagged the late winner for Town, running from deep to slot home, which keeps them four points in advance of Cashes Green Reserves.

Painswick took the lead early on, but Chris Hyam drew Town level before the visitors went ahead with one for the dubious goals committee.

Dom Randall challenged the goalkeeper for Steve Crowcombe's long ball, with both Dursley players claiming it, although Painswick later levelled.

* Dursley firsts visit Quedgeley Reserves on Saturday, the reserves host Longlevens 4ths, while the 3rds welcome Horsley Reserves.