Thornbury Town Reserves have boosted their title chances, and ensured they finished their home campaign unbeaten, with a 2-0 win over Tormarton at the Mundy Playing Fields on Tuesday.

The hosts were bright from the kick-off and Henry Bennett and Dan Da Silva overlapped out wide to carve open the visitors’ defence time and time again.

Jake Budd saw an effort go over the bar from close range and Tom Manley got in the box after clever link up play with Jake Budd but his clipped effort just went wide of the post.

Town continued their search for the opening goal in the second period with the majority of the game being played in the Tormarton half.

The deadlock was eventually broken when Dan Da Silva cut the ball back to Cam Drew who took a touch onto his right foot and wrong footed the keeper to slot the ball home into the bottom left corner. Tormarton then had two great chances to get an equaliser, first off a free-kick from the edge of the box which was well saved low down by Iestyn Farley who parried the ball out for a corner. The resulting corner was swung in and met by thundering header from close range and again Farley was alert to tip over.

Town grabbed the second goal they desired after a free-kick by Farley from the edge of his box evaded all of the Tormarton defence for Ollie Chappel to run onto, he beat his defender and lifted it over the oncoming keeper.

Now in total control of the game Town kept searching for a third. James Cooke drilled a free-kick into the keepers’ arms and Dan Manley fizzed an effort on target which was well saved but the could not add to the score.

Town currently have an eight point lead at the top of the table, having already had their promotion confirmed, but Bristol Barcelona have three games in hand so could still leapfrog them.

Thornbury travel to Olveston United Reserves for their final game of the season on April 30.