IT proved to be a frustrating night on Tuesday as Thornbury Town were narrowly beaten by Royal Wootton Bassett Town.

Thornbury were taking on Bassett for the second time in a week after the visitors scored a late equaliser last week to deny Thornbury a much-needed and deserved victory in a 2-2 draw.

The game was equally as tight this time around, although goals from Sam Packer and Alfie Presley had the visitors 2-0 up at the break. 

Joe McLaughlin pulled one back for Thornbury in the second-half but despite their best efforts, they could not find a leveller and they were left pointless. 

Thornbury Town manager Richard Joyce said at full-time: "I thought we performed well overall, it was definitely an improvement on Saturday, but two costly moments have again proved to be the difference.

"We should have won the first meeting away at Wootton Bassett the week before and pushed a team that have their sights set on making the play-offs again in this one which is a huge credit to our young team given the huge difference in the level of resources that are available between the two clubs.

"If we can maintain a good level of performance in matches then it'll mean we'll always give ourselves a chance and be in games. However we need to cut out any errors to give ourselves a best chance because often teams don't play particularly well against you, or aren't particularly good overall, but they can punish you in individual moments that are the difference."