FOR the first time this season Basingstoke Town recorded back-to-back victories, as they won at Cirencester 3-2, to book their place in the first round of the FA Trophy.

Manager Dan Brownlie made two changes to the side that beat Highworth last weekend, with Riccardo Andrady and new signing Aaron Kuhl, who played six times for Reading, coming into the starting line-up.

They replaced Scott Armsworth, who dropped to the bench and injured striker Ben Wright.

The visitors got off to a great start, as they took the lead after four minutes, thanks to Ben Cook’s header which went in off the post.

The home side, who like the Dragons play in the Southern League Division One South, levelled things just after the half hour mark.

Oliver Artwell being the man on target from a tight angle after being found by Jack Freeman.

The Dragons roared back and two minutes later they took the lead again.

This was after good work from Harrison Cliff allowed Andrady to poke the ball home.

The visitors remained on top to the break and went to the dressing room leading 2-1.

The home side took just six minutes of the second half to draw level again, as Isaiah Jones scored with a shot from 20-yards out.

Once again, the visitors hit back and made it 3-2 on 56 minutes.

Claudio Herbert and Andrady combined and Zach Robinson for the second week running was able to score the winner, after a goal mouth scramble.

The home side came looking for an equaliser and the closest they got was when Alan Griffin headed a John Dennis cross onto the bar.

The victory means Town are in tomorrow’s draw for the first round, but next for them is a home league game against Melksham Town on Saturday.