SPORTING Club Inkberrow returned to winning ways with a narrow 2-1 victory over play-off rivals FC Bristol on Saturday.

After their shock 2-1 defeat at Devizes Town last week, Inkberrow responded in the best way possible with a crucial win over near rivals Bristol.

Despite the colossal yellow card count of eight bookings, it was a physical but fairly contested encounter between to equally committed teams. 

Inkberrow opened the scoring after nine minutes when Tom Emblem cut in from the right and shaped a 20-yard left-footed shot into the top corner.

But Bristol responded immediately as Kinsly Murray scrambled the ball home just six minutes later following a poorly defended corner.

The game ebbed and flowed as both teams searched for a breakthrough, with chances created at both ends, but the match was decided on the hour in stunning fashion.

The ball fell 30 yards out to Max-Emilios Robert Angelides who struck a sublime left-foot shot on the half-volley past the hapless Bristol keeper.

The visitors swap places with Bristol and move up to third.