DIDCOT Town returned to winning ways as they halted high-flying Wimborne’s long unbeaten run in the West Division with a 1-0 win at the Cuthbury on Saturday.

The only goal of the game came in the ninth minute as captain Adam Learoyd headed home from George Reid’s corner.

Shortly afterwards, the visitors thought they had won a penalty as Reid appeared to be brought down by Wimborne’s Lloyd Cole in the area. However, the officials waved away the protests.

Andy Ballard’s men were looking lively with Reid and Marlon Agyakwa threatening on either wings, but neither could double the visitors tally.

Wimborne tried to come back into the game late in the first half, but were unable to test the Railwaymen’s keeper Leigh Bedwell.

The hosts upped the pressure in the second half as they looked for an equaliser but Didcot’s defence continued to hold strong.

Their rhythm in the second half was disrupted as first Sam Elkins and then Seth Humphries needed lengthy treatment on the field.

Humphries limping off the field was a blow as the visitors were already depleted by injuries and suspensions.

Toby Holmes and Luke Burbidge came close to levelling, but Didcot held on for a notable victory as they head into the Christmas period full of confidence.

Didcot Tn: Bedwell, Elkins, Woodley, Thomas, Cattell, Learoyd, Reid, Murphy, Barcelos (Pin 74), Humphries (Barder 74), Agyakwa (Ballard 90). Subs not used: Parish, Lovegrove.

Attendance: 231.

North Leigh’s match at home to Swindon Supermarine and Kidlington’s contest with Winchester City at Yarnton Lane were postponed due to frozen pitches, as was Thame United’s East Division clash at Rushden & Diamonds.