YATE Town pushed high-flying Wimborne Town close but were unable to break through as the hosts went top of the Southern League Division One South table with a 1-0 victory.

The Bluebells matched their hosts throughout the 90 minutes but Harry Baker's header five minutes before half-time proved to be decisive. 

Yate created the first opportunity of the game with Callum Hutton testing Ross Flitney in the home goal from 25 yards.

There were then few chances created but as the home side started to get on top, Will Larvin made a great interception to prevent further danger and on 38 minutes the home side created panic in the visitor’s defence, but they didn't capitalise.

However, three minutes later, Wimborne struck following a corner. A Wimborne player’s header hit the bar and from the scramble that ensued, Baker headed the hosts in front.

With the rain lashing down in the second half, Yate worked hard to get back into the game and despite putting Wimborne under pressure they could not find a way through the stubborn home defence.

Near the end, Dylan Lewis won a free-kick on the edge of the area after a mazy run but the resultant effort came to nothing and finally, in added time, Ryan Hillier hit the post.

Despite a solid performance, The Bluebells returned home empty-handed and they remain in trouble down at the bottom of the table. 

After 11 games they sit fifth-bottom with 11 points, just three clear of the relegation zone having played a game more.