Southern League 2020/21 Division 1 South

Paulton Rovers 1 Cirencester Town 6

Cirencester made the most of their final fixture before the ‘National Lockdown’, due to the Covid-19 pandemic by scoring six at Paulton in yet another ‘action packed’ match between the sides.

The match was ‘end-to-end’ from the start and whilst the home side struck the woodwork twice in the opening 20 minutes the visitors opened the scoring with a rare headed goal from Joe Turley shortly afterwards.

As half-time was approaching, Josh Parsons struck the woodwork twice before finally tucking his shot inside the left post.

Four minutes after the re-start Parsons scored his second and before the hour a marauding Nick Hancock cross was diverted into the home net for an own goal.

Shortly after the mid-point of the half Parsons was again denied by the woodwork, as was Jonny Dennis before Ross Gabriel scored from close range after some incisive the build-up play.

A few minutes later the home side were awarded a penalty and David O’Hare converted, despite the best efforts from Alex Harris who got a hand to it.

On the stroke of 90 minutes Tommy Anderson completed the scoring as his cross-shot clipped the inside of the far- left post on its way into the net.

An entertaining match going into the National Lockdown with plenty of endeavour, goals and incident.

A solid team performance, with everyone playing their part, that gives supporters something to look forward to in these difficult times.

The win, Cirencester's fourth in a row, saw the Centurions extend their league at the top of the table to four points.

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