FOOTBALL: Town's Development squad know how to score goals
8:00am Thursday 4th October 2012 in Sport
Hellenic League Div 2 (Reserve) West
Cirencester Town Development 4
Wantage Town 0
CIRENCESTER Town's Development squad scored four goals for the second week running.
They started this match against Wantage Town at a canter when Shane Bumphrey broke clear in the first minute for a shot which was saved easily by the Wantage keeper.
Despite having the better of the opening few minutes, Wantage wasted a good opportunity to open the scoring in the third minute when they went close from a well-taken corner.
Ciren were a little unlucky not to be given a penalty when Dan Roberts was brought down in the box. This bought about a period of sustained pressure by the young hosts which culminated in a superb left-foot volley from Liam O'Brien that sailed over the apex of bar and post. Bumphrey also went close after a good run by Roberts who again linked up to provide Cirencester first goal when Bumphrey finished after a good cross from Roberts.
This motivated the visitors and Lee Clatworthy had to make a brave save after the opposition forward was put through. After Bumphrey had flicked on the ball for Jack Smith to shoot just wide, Clatworthy was again called on to make a good save.
Bumphrey then scored his and the team's second goal after being put through by Jack Smith. But it proved to be the last action for him as he was injured and substituted for Dan Hill.
With the score still 2-0 at the interval, the second half got off to as quick a start as the first when Hill got on the end of a good through ball to shoot just over.
In the 54th minute, Tom Jehu was substituted for Mikey Coram and Luke Allen was brought on for Kieron Jones shortly after. Cirencester now began to dominate and scored their third in the 61st minute when Roberts was rewarded for his efforts by getting on to a very good cross from James Smith.
Roberts was again involved in the action when he was brought down when going through on goal. The resulting free kick was driven home by Tim Bond to make it very satisfying victory.
The Development squad's next match is on Saturday against Letcombe FC.