CIRENCESTER Town stretched their unbeaten run in the Southern League Division One Central to five games as late goals secured a 3-1 win over Hertford Town on Saturday. 

Reegan Messenger's early header put The Centurions ahead but Kolade Salaudeen's equaliser with 20 minutes to play threatened to pinch a point for the visitors. 

But Messenger's second just five minutes later restored the lead before Robinson made sure of the  points in stoppage time. 

The result moves Cirencester up to second in the table, although they have played more games than the rest of their competitors towards the top end of the league. 

It was the best possible start for the hosts as Harry Burns' cross was met by Messenger, whose looping header flew past the visiting keeper and into the net for an early lead. 

Cirencester had a lot of the ball for the following 10-15 minutes but were unable to really test Hertford, who went close towards the end of the half on a couple of occasions via Brian Garzon but it remained 1-0 at the break. 

Wilson Palomeque-Bernal fired wide of the upright in the second-half as Hertford searched for an equaliser and Cirencester's keeper Stuart Nelson had to react quickly to tip Sudayisi Sendege's shot over the bar.

Hertford's pressure finally told in the 70th minute as Ryan Palomeque-Bernal's low cross was turned home by Salaudeen as Cirencester's lead was cancelled out. 

But it was not long before they were back ahead as Robinson's corner was headed back across goal by  Ellis Dunton and Messenger intervened to head home from a couple of yards. 

Hertford pushed for another leveller and they twice went close but in stoppage time, Robinson finished off a flowing counter-attack to seal the win.