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Pre-Season 2019-20

Friendly

Malmesbury Victoria  0 – 3  Cirencester Town

Match Report by Dave Pyzer

 

Malmesbury was the destination for the latest Pre-Season Friendly match as Cirencester took on Malmesbury Victoria of the Hellenic League - Division 1 West and after an entertaining game ‘The Centurions’ were victorious with a 3-0 score-line.  

 

Cirencester started quickly and were denied an early goal when Jordan Morris crossed from the left for Alan Griffin to send a firm header goal-wards but ‘keeper Trav produced a superb reflex save to push it wide of his goal.

Almost immediately the home side responded to press down their left flank as Kyle Witt and Andy Hughes combined and then Gareth Jones fired a ‘snap shot’ wide of the left post.

Cirencester began to press more often but the home defence stood firm and shortly after the mid-point Hughes delivered a low 30 yard pass to the right flank to start a counter attack that resulted in a corner kick to the home side.

After a short ‘Drinks Break’ Cirencester pressed again with a Levi Irving ‘flick’ just over the bar, a Josh Parsons shot blocked and a Dan Roberts pile-driver narrowly wide of the target.

The pressure was building and Cirencester made the break-through when the ball was worked forward via Shayne Anson, Tommy Anderson and Morris to LEVI IRVING who blasted home from the left channel of the penalty area.  0-1.

Three minutes later Cirencester doubled their lead when the ball was crossed from the left to ALAN GRIFFIN lurking near the penalty spot and he placed a controlled volley into the top left corner.  0-2.

The home side responded with a multi-pass move down their right flank that ended with an ‘offside’ decision.

Half Time:  0-2

Malmesbury started the second half positively - Kyle Witt fired wide and as they pressed Anson headed a number of crosses clear but by the mid-point Cirencester had stemmed the flow and mounted attacks of their own.  

During this period Malmesbury’s Hughes attempted an ambitious strike from the centre circle that was wide of the right post.

Cirencester were increasing the pace and when Tommy Anderson exchanged passes with Irving en-route to the penalty area his progress was unceremoniously ended leading to a penalty award. LEVI IRVING converted the spot kick but ‘keeper Trav guessed right and got a hand to it.  0-3.   

As the game was drawing to a close Griffin laid the ball back to Tyreece Briscoe and his instant shot was parried by Trav.

Full Time:   0-3

Another good work-out on a warm afternoon for the teams in their search for fitness and understanding.

 

Referee:          ???

MALMESBURY VICTORIA:

Trav., L.Brown, JR, Christian Hext, Paul Carter, Alfie Moxom, ?. Packer, Andy Hughes, Sam Parker, Gareth Jones, Kyle Witt, Robbie Pitman, Lewis King, Tom Wasah, Andy Baker.

 

CIRENCESTER TOWN:

Lewis Clayton, Will Christopher, Dan Roberts, Jordan Morris (Tommy Ouldridge 46), Shayne Anson, Will Wellon, Tommy Anderson, Jack Freeman, Alan Griffin, Josh Parsons (Tyreece Briscoe 46), Levi Irving.

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