THORNBURY Town ended their winless streak in the Hellenic League Premier on Saturday with a morale-boosting 3-1 victory at fellow strugglers Lydney Town.

Following last week's heavy 6-0 defeat at home to Pershore Town, Thorns bounced back positively thanks to goals from Rhys Hodgson, Luke Franklin and Stanley Wyatt to secure a first away victory of the campaign.

At 1-0 down after Hodgson's opener, matters were worsened for Lydney when goalkeeper Richard Thomas was sent off for handling the ball outside the area. 

From the resulting free-kick, Franklin hammered home in emphatic fashion to give Thornbury a 2-0 lead at the break.

But the hosts dug in after the break and actually created the better chances and Thornbury had their own goalkeeper, Tom Bradley, to thank as he made two key saves to protect the clean sheet. 

Thornbury then made sure of the points in stoppage time when Wyatt got himself on the end of a through ball to slot home past the substitute keeper.

Lydney did score a consolation goal with the final kick of the game. Lewis Thompson fired in an unstoppable hit right at the death but Thornbury had done enough to seal three points to end their recent winless run that had stretched to nine games.

Thornbury stay second-bottom of the table but are now just a point behind Lydney in 18th position. They are back in action this Friday night when they welcome Longlevens to The Mundy's (7.45PM KO).