New recruits help Cirencester score four in victory over Dorchester Town.
Evo Stik Southern League 2016/17
Cirencester Town 4 – 1 Dorchester Town
Following their 6-0 defeat on Saturday the Cirencester Management Team had been busy sourcing new recruits and three new faces - Jamie Chamberlain and Will Hancocks (both on loan from Torquay United) and Luke Ballinger (Melksham Town) - lined up in the starting eleven and the Torquay contingent had a hand in three of the goals.
The game was played at a frantic ‘end-to-end’ pace but it was Cirencester who opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a well taken goal from AIDAN BENNETT as he collected a pass with his back to goal, turned and fired a low drive inside the left post.
Dorchester responded with a couple of efforts – one just wide of the target and the other pushed round his post by ‘keeper Raajan Gill.
Just after the mid-point of the half JAMIE CHAMBERLAIN doubled the lead as he latched onto a clearance header on the edge of the Dorchester penalty area and produced a sensational right footed volley that flew into the top right corner.
Eleven minutes after the interval WILL HANCOCKS was presented with a ‘tap-in’ at the right post after the lively Chamberlain’s shot had been parried by ‘keeper Shane Murphy.
Cirencester scored their fourth a few minutes later as JAMIE CHAMBERLAIN drove the ball inside the right post from the penalty spot after he had been upended by Murphy.
Dorchester pulled a goal back in the final quarter as OLLIE BASSETT sent a curling shot into the top right corner of the home net but Cirencester were not to be denied and defended with determination to secure the victory.
Click here to read Dave Pyzer's match report.