Burnham United secured successive wins at Cassis Close with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Castle Cary in Uhlsport Somerset County League Division One last Saturday.

The match started slowly, with Burnham having the majority of the possession and chances on goal but were left frustrated until the 31st minute.

Dave Owen's early cross to Curtis Bradshaw was closed down quickly by Castle Cary goalkeeper Ross Barber but fell into the path of Bradshaw, he knocked it back to Darren Partridge to score.

It was evident from Burnham their style of play was important as they continued to retain possession and exploit gaps through short sharp passing which lead to their second goal after 57 minutes.

A sweeping move from the hosts led to Bradshaw being through on goal only for the ball to strike the post, hit Barber in his face and the ball rebounded to Nathan Bishop, who dribbled through three players in the box to slot home.

Castle Cary grabbed a consolation in the 82nd minute after a lovely one-touch four-pass move from left to right led to Joseph Adams volleying inside the 18-yard box into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1.

And United held on to take on all three points to ecure their fourth win from their last six games to move up to second.

United are back at home this Saturday and they will be looking to reverse their 1-0 defeat against Watchet Town last month when the two sides meet at 3pm.