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Calor League Division 1 South & West

Cirencester Town 7 - 0 Thatcham Town 

Thatcham Town FC arrived at the Corinium Stadium on the back of a good midweek win against Bridgwater Town.

Cirencester kicked off playing to the Arena end, and it was less than a minute before Thatcham’s No 10 Kalief Madden saw his long range attempt scurry past the far post.

In the 3rd min Ciren had a corner taken by Sean Wood, the ball was pumped into the 6 yard box and was met and firmly headed into the net by Ellis Dunton giving the home team an early lead.

One minute later it was 2 after Shayne Bumphrey laid the ball off to the right for Sean Wood who, on the run from 35 yards, hit a rocket of a shot that flew straight and high into the net.

Two down in four minutes was a crushing blow for the visitors and it became quickly apparent that Ciren were making amends for Monday nights dismal display at Clevedon.

Shane Bumphrey, who was in the thick of everything, was to get his name on the score sheet in the 16th minute after a long kick from Glyn Garner. Bumphrey lost his marker and was in a one-on-one with keeper Jamie Foster. Bumphrey took his time picked his spot and slotted it inside the near post extending Ciren’s lead to 3.

Lee Smith Ciren’s prolific goal scorer this season had not found the net in the last two games. This was all to change in the 24th min, when Aidan Bennett from the right sent over an inch perfect ball that Smith controlled and then buried it in the right hand corner of the net.

Three minutes later Smith nearly made it 5 and his 2nd of the afternoon after a good ball from Bumphrey, Smith powered his shot at the top right corner and Foster did well to tip it over for a Ciren corner. From the corner the ball was cleared off the line from a Bumphrey shot.

H.T. Ciren 4-0 Thatcham

Ciren made two changes at the start of the 2nd half, both Bumphrey and Wood had picked up injuries and were replaced with Jody Bevan and Tim Bond. Bevan was on 248 goals in the Southern League and needed that elusive 2 for the quarter of a century.

The red mist came down in the 54th minute for Thatcham’s Paul Taplin, who was given a yellow card for arguing with referee Daniel Jacecko and as play resumed it seemed like he said something else and the ref instantly showed him the red.

There was wild hysteria in the 64th minute amongst the Ciren supporters after a high ball from Smith into the 6 yard box saw Jody Bevan rise and head home for his 249th Southern League goal.

Young Jacob Davidge came on for Shane Anson in the 66th minute, with this James Mortimer-Jones moved to the right back position, Davidge taking the left wing and Smith now playing in a more central role.

With Jamie Edge out suffering with a stomach bug, the Centurions saw the return of Brad Hooper into midfield and he certainly proved his recall in the 81st minute when from a corner the ball was cleared out as far as Hooper who from 35 yards hit the ball on the half volley and like a bullet out of a rifle it found the top left corner of the net.

Thatcham now 6-0 down and with only ten men were still pushing forward and trying to get something out of the game. Ciren had certainly upped their game plan and were quick in breaking forward which had been the case with two of the Ciren goals. This was repeated in the 88th minute when a ball through the middle found Lee Smith who from the edge of the box curled a shot around the advancing Foster which clipped the inside of the far post before nestling in the back of the net.

F.T: Cirencester 7-0 Thatcham

This was a splendid all-round performance from the lads and it was Brad Hooper who got the nod for a well-deserved Four Pillars Hotel Man of the Match Award.

The Centurions next game is on Tuesday evening 26th November 24, when we visit Eynsham Park to take on fellow top of the table opponents North Leigh who themselves went on a goal spree beating Yate Town 5-0 on Saturday. This should be a cracker of a game with a 7.30pm kick off.

Attendance: 108

Referee: Daniel Jacecko

Cirencester Town:

1.   Glyn Garner
2.   Shayne Anson (C)
3.   Ben Prictor 
4.   James Mortimer-Jones 
5.   Ellis Dunton
6.   Leigh Henry
7.   Brad Hooper
8.   Sean Wood
9.   Aidan Bennett
10. Shane Bumphrey
11. Lee Smith

12. Jody Bevan (on for Shane Bumphrey - 45 mins)
14. Steve Davies
15. Tim Bond (on for Sean Wood - 45 mins)
16. Jacob Davidge (on for Shane Anson - 65 mins)

Thatcham Town:

1.   Jamie Foster 
2.   Ben McCready
3.   Paul Taplin
4.   Carl Evan
5.   Gareth Thomas (C)
6.   Jordan Seward
7.   Liam Painter
8.   Harry Etheridge 
9.   Yashwa Romeo
10. Kalief Madden
11. Chris Gerrard

12. Tom Gooding
14. Paul Coventry
15. Jamie Leacock 

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