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Evo-Stik League Southern Division 1 S&W

Swindon Supermarine 1 - 1 Cirencester Town

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Everything was set for a cracking game of football, decent weather to start! Bank Holiday Monday, a good size crowd and it's a local derby. Both teams had been relegated last season and both had contrasting starts to this season with Supermarine having the upper hand.
Cirencester had made a couple of changes with Richard Mansell back at no 3 and Scott Griffin starting up front. 
After 7 mins Ciren had a good chance and in the goal mouth scramble Beeden received a kick from his own keeper, Kent Kauppinen, which resulted in Beeden being stretchered off with a facial injury, to be replaced by Steedman.

In the 14th minute Griffin sneaked in on the blind side of Allen and was unfortunate not to line up for a shot at goal. In the 30th minute Bath made a fine save from Morris. Three mins later, good play from Reid down the right pushed a good ball through to Wells. He then found Collier and from outside the box Collier saw his shot edge past the far post.
The next 15 mins was fairly even with chances for both teams. At times it seemed more of a cup match than a league game due to local rivalry and with 6 ex Ciren players, Andy Mintum and Gerry McKay on the Supermarine team, it was goalless at half time and on percentage of play that seemed a fair score.
For the start of the second half Bennett replaced Mansell who had picked up an earlier knock and this was his first game back since an injury, which kept him out for the past season.

Ciren started the half brightly with Bennett, after a run down the left, passing to Griffin whose fine shot was saved by the keeper. This was followed by a header that was just wide from Collier, and then two mins later a long range effort from Wells brought out a good save from the keeper.
It was in the 73rd minute after a good run by Harry Etheridge whose pin point pass found Matt Horsell unmarked in the 5 yard box who made no mistake drilling the ball into the far corner, giving Bath no chance and Supermarine the lead.

Within the next ten minutes both Reid and Allard got yellow cards.
With 15 mins remaining Ciren came to life and started to bombard the home team and pin them in their own half. It was in the 88th minute that Reid from 25 yards unleashed a rocket of a shot at the far top corner of the goal which bought out a wonderful save from Kauppinen. Ben Wells took the corner which was hit high and to the far post and our Mr reliable Matt Sysum was there to head the ball powerfully into the net.

Ciren now went about looking for the winner and would have had it, but for another great save from a fantastic shot on the turn from Mortimer-Jones.

Minutes later, the whistle was blown to bring this exciting derby to an end, sharing the honours with a draw which seemed by most (home and away) to be a fair result.
As the boss Mr Hughes said, we seem to play our best football when we go behind! maybe we should let the opposition score in the first 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Next match at home to Didcot Town on Saturday 1st September. Kick Off: 3pm. See you all there!

Attendance: 223

Referee: David Ricketts

Swindon Supermarine:

1. Kent Kauppinen
2. Dan Wallington
3. Danny Allen
4. Jon Beedon
5. Tom Cole
6. Dave Bampton (C)
7. Sam Morris
8. Rob Dean
9. Harry Etheridge
10. Josh Parsons
11. Danny Hilder

12 Matt Horsell
14. Terry Bohane
15. Jon Steedman
16. Jamie Prictor
17. Lee Spalding 

Cirencester Town:

1. Matt Bath
2. Alex Allard
3. Richard Mansell
4. Matt Sysum (C)
5. Ben Wells
6. Chris Thompson
7. Jamie Reid
8. James Mortimer-Jones
9. Sam Collier
10. Scott Griffin
11. Ellis Dunton

12. Aiden Bennett (on for Richard Mansell - 45 mins)
14. Sam Packer
15. Sean Bailey
16. Joe Shepherd 


Andy Buchan

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