Cirencester 2-3 Blackfield and Langley

Ten-man Cirencester Town were left frustrated as Blackfield & Langley snatched three points in the crucial top of the table clash at the Corinium Stadium. 

Alexandru Albert and Ben Whitehead scored in an entertaining first half which saw the sides go in level at the break but the game turned two minutes into the second half when Alan Griffin received a second yellow card for a sliding challenge. 

Charlie Griffin named an unchanged side as the Centurions looked to stretch their unbeaten run to six games. 

With all of the top four teams playing eachother, there was a feeling that today's results could be crucial come the end of the season. 

Cirencester couldn't have started any better than they did. They won a corner with their first attack. The corner came in,  Griffin won it and headed across to Albert who headed in from close range after just two minutes. 

The hosts suffered a blow on 11 minutes when Will Christopher limped off. He picked up a knock earlier in the game, tried to continue but was forced off and replaced by Adam Connolly. 

Six minutes later both sides had great opportunities to score. Adam Tomasso's effort went through the legs of everybody as it trickled wide. Cirencester went straight down the other end and Whitehead almost curled a beauty into the top corner. 

It was Blackfield though who got the second goal. They were awarded a free-kick about 25 yards out, up stepped Adeoyi Olumuyiwa who struck beautifully into the top right hand corner. 

Mateusz Wieczorek got a hand to it but couldn't keep it out. 

The momentum didn't swing towards Blackfield and Cirencester kept pushing forward. They were unlucky not to take the lead when Griffin's header crashed onto the crossbar on 34 minutes. 

Ciren eventually got the goal their play deserved when Tommy Anderson's low cross was tapped in by Whitehead five minutes before half time. 

The hosts failed to see it through to the break as Blackfield levelled three minutes later.

A free-kick routine straight from the training ground caused havoc as Fatah Makhloufi rolled it down to Robinson on the right whose cross was headed by Tomasso.

He was denied by a superb save from Wieczorek but Olumuyiwa poked in his second goal from the loose ball despite Ciren's best efforts clear. 

The second half started disastorously for Cirencester. Griffin, who picked up a yellow card just before the break, made a sliding challenge and looked have won the ball but the referee blew for the foul and brandished a second yellow card and Griffin was off. 

Cirencester were furious and manager Griffin was also given his marching orders for his complaints as tempers flared. 

Ciren competed well with 10 men. Jack Freeman came close with a curling effort from the right but the Hampshire side took the lead on 66 minutes when Dennett bundled in from close range. 

Despite having 10 men, it was Cirencester who applied all the late pressure. Bennett and Whitehead had late shots blocked but that summed up the latter stages as Blackfield continually got bodies in the way. 

Ciren did get one final chance when the ball fell to substitute Jordan Morris who blazed over from close range and Cirencester's unbeaten run came to an end.