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Archive For 'July, 2008'

Confident Matt Williams' Hat Trick Sets Up Win At Wootton Bassett

31 July 2008 at 00:00



Wootton Bassett 2 - 4 Cirencester Town

A controlled first half display, watched by an appreciative crowd of over 100, against a competitive Wootton Bassett of Hellenic West enabled Cirencester Town to go in at half time 3-1 up.

Wootton Bassett took the lead on 3 minutes when Scott Ward took advantage of a defensive mixup in coping with a straightforward long ball and rounded Adam Millar to net with ease.

Within a minute Matt Williams scored the first of his three goals, timing his run into space to collect a well placed cross from Ben Pugh, calmly controlling and then converting with aplomb.

With a Ciren triallist from the Welsh League finding his feet and starting to influence the game with some close control and astute passes, Matt got his second goal on 10 minutes.

Sent in on the burst at the defence, he committed the defender and it was an easy decision for referee Mr Alan Bird. Yes - Our Birdy, a favourite Ciren player from a few years ago, had been allocated this friendly.

Matt Williams calmly converted from the penalty spot and Ciren played some neat, speedy football on a good pitch as they took control. Scott Ward had the sniff of a chance for 'Bassett on 30 minutes but was snuffed out by a quick thinking Craig Curtis getting in a sturdy, winning block.

Steve Davies, who had been dangerous all game, was sent away off a clever Andy Minturn pass to place a superb 20 yard shot beyond the diving Stewart Thompson only for the ball to hit the base of the post. With the keeper scrambling Matt Williams was quickest to react and netted on 43 minutes for his hat trick.

The second half saw Adi make several changes, with influential players Julian Alsop, Gary Thorne, Kes Metitiri and Tom King rested for the game, so that he could give all his triallists extended pitch time.

One of the replacements, a forward triallist who scored for Highworth against us last week, set up Josh Digby in the clear, 18 yards out. He placed his shot unerringly just inside the post with Thompson wrongfooted for 1-4 on 48 minutes.

Digby unfortunately went off soon afterwards after with an injured knee. The match then fizzled out in usual pre-season style and Wootton Bassett scored a consolation goal shortly before the end.

Adam Millar, who had played a commanding game between the sticks, was very annoyed to let a cross from Scott Ward drop and fall behind the line to make the final score 2-4 to Ciren..

Next up is 3pm on Saturday 2nd August against Haverfordwest County from the Welsh Premier League, part of the Club Family Day at The Corinium.

Bring your family along to watch the game and meet the players at a BBQ after the match.


Robert Saunders

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Read Adi''s Views On The Bristol City Match In Danny Hall's Latest Gaffer Tapes Article

29 July 2008 at 00:00

Read Adi Viveash's views on Saturday's pre-season friendly against Bristol City and the latest developments in his squad building in Danny Hall's latest "Gaffer Tapes" article from the ... [ read more ]

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First Team Dominate Against A Young Bristol City Side Only To Lose Out To Two Late Goals.

26 July 2008 at 00:00

Our first team played their first home pre-season friendly yesterday against a young Bristol City side mainly made up of players from their Academy. In the first half, Ciren were well on top, ... [ read more ]

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Read Adi''s Views On The Highworth Match In Danny Hall's Latest Gaffer Tapes Article

25 July 2008 at 00:00

Adi Viveash's has given his views on the Highworth match and on the continued building of his new squad in Danny Hall's latest "Gaffer Tapes" article on the Wilts & Glos Standard ... [ read more ]

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Our First Team Are Drawn Away At Malvern Town In The GX Cup

24 July 2008 at 00:00

  The first team have once again been drawn away in a Cup competition this season. This time we are away to Malvern Town in the First Round of the Southern League Cup which is now ... [ read more ]

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Another Good Work Out For The First Team At Highworth

23 July 2008 at 00:00

Adi put out a strong starting line-up for our match away at Highworth last night. Tom King was again in goal behind a back four of Dan Thompson at right back, Kes Metitiri and Andy Minturn as ... [ read more ]

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Read Danny Hall's First Gaffer Tapes Article Of The Pre-Season

22 July 2008 at 00:00

In the absence of Adi Viveash, our Assistant Manager, Paul Hunt, has given his views to Danny Hall on Saturday's match at Hungerford Town in the first "Gaffer Tapes" article of the ... [ read more ]

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Centurions Draw 1-1 At Hungerford With Julian Alsop Scoring His First Goal For The Club

19 July 2008 at 00:00

  Ciren started the first half with our three new centre backs, Gary Thorne, Kes Metitiri and Andy Minturn all playing in a back three. Matt Williams and a triallist started up front. ... [ read more ]

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2008-09 Season League Fixtures Now Published

15 July 2008 at 00:00

The British Gas Business League have now published the fixtures for the upcoming season, and our fixtures are: A Uxbridge ... [ read more ]

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Gary Thorne And Andy Minturn Are The Latest To Join The Centurions

12 July 2008 at 00:00

In the last few days, Adi Viveash has secured the signings of two experienced defenders, Gary Thorne and Andy Minturn, for the upcoming season. Gary Thorne, has joined from ... [ read more ]

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