FOOTBALL: Mulcock goals give Poulton the edge over Cerney

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: South Cerney FC (back row l-r): manager Simon Allen, Dan Jones, Dan Leary, James Hayward, Steve Pawlowski, Mark Loxton, Adam Kerslake (capt), Tom Jehu, Dan Lawrence.  Front: Gavin Jones, Ian McSherry, Carl O'Keefe, Rod Mant and Matt Lammond South Cerney FC (back row l-r): manager Simon Allen, Dan Jones, Dan Leary, James Hayward, Steve Pawlowski, Mark Loxton, Adam Kerslake (capt), Tom Jehu, Dan Lawrence. Front: Gavin Jones, Ian McSherry, Carl O'Keefe, Rod Mant and Matt Lammond

AFTER taking an early lead Poulton were under pressure for much of this game, but held on for a good win in the end.

Cirencester League Div One

South Cerney 1

Poulton 2

With a stiff breeze in their favour, Chris Mulcock gave Poulton a fifth-minute lead, when the home side failed to deal with a cross from the right.

Cerney, however, came back to put the visitors under considerable pressure and were rewarded when James Hayward headed home a free kick on 40 minutes, before Poulton restored their lead on the stroke of half-time when Mulcock got his second goal in similar circumstances.

Cerney pressed forward during a tense second half but Poulton, who gave a solid and spirited performance, held on for the points.

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