BETVICTOR Southern League

Division 1 South

Cirencester Town 3 – 0 Bristol Manor Farm

A solid all-round team performance enabled Cirencester to secure the points against a strong Bristol Manor Farm side as two early second-half goals gave them a three-goal cushion, writes Dave Pyzer.

As usual the game started at a furious pace, on the 3G surface with Cirencester pressing down their flanks and the visitors mounting very swift counter attacks in response.

Both sides had shots at goal, but wide of the mark until a free-kick from 15 yards inside the visitors half reached Jack Freeman as he burst into the left channel of the penalty area and he wasted no time in blasting it inside the left post.

As the half drew to a close the visitors pressed for an equaliser, but Cirencester stood firm and five minutes after the break the home side added another when a terrific strike from Josh Parsons arrowed to the top left corner.

Whilst The Farm were taking stock they suffered another setback when Alan Griffin battled for a long ball near the edge of their box and as he made ground into the penalty area he was pulled back for a penalty.

Mike Pook duly converted the spot-kick.