AFC Totton.......... 0

Cirencester............ 2

Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South

Cirencester Town recovered from a penalty miss to earn their third successive win at play-off hopefuls AFC Totton on Saturday.

During a highly competitive encounter Alan Griffin and Owen Windsor produced two superb second half strikes to keep in touch with third place Moneyfields in the league.

Despite plenty of effort and ‘end-to-end’ play there were no goals during the first half but after the interval Cirencester missed a penalty, scored two terrific goals and defended resolutely to secure victory.

On the hour mark Windsor cut in from the left and was knocked to the ground resulting in a penalty kick that Griffin fired against the top of the bar.

After this scare the home side responded to put Cirencester under pressure but ten minutes later the visitors scored a spectacular goal as Ellis Dunton crossed from the left towards the penalty spot where Windsor produced an instinctive scissor kick to volley the ball home.

Once again Totton reacted positively to press Cirencester who countered with a quick break down the left before switching to the right – resulting in a corner kick as Tommy Anderson’s shot was blocked.

Jack Freeman delivered the kick to the back post where Griffin, back to goal, struck a sensational overhead volley into the top left corner.

Totton continued to press to the end but Cirencester defended with determination and countered quickly to keep them on their toes and ultimately secured victory with a solid team performance.

Cirencester remain in fourth place with 65 points, five points clear of sixth place.

They have also scored 95 league goals and have four games to reach the century.

The Centurions host Street at the weekend before a crucial game against third place Moneyfields on Saturday, April 20.