Cirencester Town 3

Slimbridge 3

Cirencester Town came from behind three times to earn a draw against Slimbridge.

For the fourth successive game spectators at The Corinium Stadium were treated to an exciting game of football in a match where Charlie Griffin’s side almost snatched a remarkable three points.

Slimbridge started quickly and after 11 minutes Liam Smith delivered a corner kick into the mix of the six yard box where Will Hawes reacted quickest to smash the loose ball into the roof of the net.

Stung by this setback, Cirencester began to play their measured football and pressed their visitors, who relied on quick counter attacks, and ten minutes from the interval the pressure told as Adam Connolly headed a corner kick into the net from the edge of the six yard box. to equalise.

Within two minutes of the restart, Slimbridge regained the lead when substitute Ewan Dunbar produced the deftest of touches with the inside of his right heel at the near post for the ball to finish inside the back post.

Three minutes later, it was all-square again as Ben Whitehead met a low cross from the left to finish from a few yards out.

The game became an end-to-end affair and on the hour mark, Slimbridge took the lead again as Dunbar rode three challenges in the box and produced a fine finish inside the left post.

Cirencester refused to give in and in added-time Ellis Dunton bundled the ball over the line following a corner kick to level and there was still time for Whitehead to be denied in a one on one before Dunton came agonisingly close when he struck the bar before the final whistle.

In the end it was honours even and the result leaves Cirencester still in fifth place and in the play-off positions.

The Centurions will be at home again on Saturday against 10th place AFC Totton in the league.