Cirencester bring back the three points from Cinderford.
Cinderford Town 0 - 2 Cirencester Town
Both Gloucestershire sides were in desperate need of victory in this mid-week fixture as they currently occupy positions at the wrong end of the Southern League Premier Division table and as a result it was played at a frantic pace that exhibited plenty of effort but limited the quality on display.
Cirencester had a perfect start to the encounter as 3 minutes into the game ROSS LANGWORTHY opened the scoring with a firm strike inside the left post from the edge of the home penalty area.
Within minutes Cinderford created a 1 v 1 situation between Karnell Chambers and Harvey Rivers that the ‘keeper won as he saved with his legs.
Both sides had pace going forward with Blane Waugh (Cinderford) and James Difford (Cirencester) prominent.
The game continued at a frantic pace after the interval but it was Cirencester who scored the all important ‘next’ goal around the mid-point of the half as some possession football on the right flank yielded a corner kick. The kick was initially defended but when it was fired back at the goal Gethin Hill, who was still on the goal-line following the corner kick, was adjudged to have handled and a Red Card issued to the striker. MATT LIDDIARD placed the spot kick inside the right post to increase the Cirencester lead.
Despite this further setback and with nothing to lose Cinderford pushed forward and probed the front edge of the Cirencester penalty area but without success enabling Cirencester to take the three points.
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