Wealdstone continued their fine start to the season with a 1-0 win at home to Chippenham Town in the National League South.

Billy Clifford scored the game’s only goal after just five minutes to push the Stones up to second with three wins from four games.

In the first attack of the game, Wealdstone took the lead in emphatic fashion. Ross Lafayette played it out to Danny Green on the right, and after beating Jay Foulston for pace, his cross was met by Clifford’s diving header to break the deadlock.

Wealdstone continued to put Chippenham under pressure throughout the first half, dominating possession, and they came close to doubling the lead when Connor Smith met Green’s corner on the volley but saw his effort come off the post.

Chippenham were much improved after the break and started the second half as the better team, but they failed to create any clear-cut chances to make the most of their good spell.

The introduction of Jacob Mendy for Wealdstone almost paid dividends when, looking for back-to-back goals, he struck from range, but his shot flew just wide of the target.

The visitors then almost snatched a point in injury time when a dangerous free-kick was sent into the box, but Stevens’ clearance was met with relief and Wealdstone held on to extend their unbeaten start.