DRIMPTON maintained their 100 per cent start to life in Perry Street & District League Division Three after a below-par performance in Chard.

The Greens got off to a great start after taking an early lead thanks to their best football of the game.

Adam Chant excelled in beating his man and putting in a perfect cross that was met on the volley at the back post by the arriving Tim Hussey.

Instead of building on this Drimpton gave the ball and possession away continuously although the home side never capitalised on this.

The second half continued in similar fashion and Combe were unlucky not to equalise when a shot from the edge of the area hit the post.

A tactical change seemed to swing the game in Drimpton’s favour and they started winning more of the ball.

And the result was put out of Combe’s reach when Hussey lashed home a beauty from fully 35 yards that gave the home goalkeeper no chance.

Greens’ manager Andy Loudon said: “It was a good result considering we were way off our best.

“We just never really got going and gave the ball away too cheaply. We have some big games coming up and will need to improve greatly if we want to stay on top.”

*Man of the match: Ryan Gay