Cirencester Town won their first game of pre-season with a comfortable win at Malmesbury Victoria writes Dave Pyzer.

The Centurions created a number of early chances through Alan Griffin, Levi Irving, Josh Parsons and Dan Roberts before they made the break-through when Irving blasted home from the left channel of the penalty area.

Three minutes later Cirencester doubled their lead when Griffin placed a controlled volley into the top left corner.

Malmesbury started the second half positively - Kyle Witt fired wide and as they pressed Shayne Anson headed a number of crosses clear but by the mid-point Cirencester had stemmed the flow and mounted attacks of their own.

During this period Malmesbury’s Andy Hughes attempted an ambitious strike from the centre circle that was wide of the right post.

Cirencester upped the pace and when Tommy Anderson exchanged passes with Irving, his progress was unceremoniously ended leading to a penalty.

Irving converted the spot kick to secure the victory.