CIRENCESTER Town came from 1-0 down to cruise past play-off rivals Waltham Abbey 4-1 as they got themselves back to winning ways in the Southern League Division One Central.

Having suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Kidlington last week, The Centurions responded in the best way possible as they confidently dispatched Waltham.

A flowing counter-attack in the opening 15 minutes saw Nathan Twin-Koranteng clip the ball over the onrushing Stuart Nelson to give the visitors the lead against the run of play.

But it was a pretty swift response from Cirencester, who were level seven minutes later when Felix Miles' corner kick was met by the head of Nick Peare, who nodded home to get the hosts back on level terms.

The game was proving to be an entertaining watch and the end-to-end nature meant the game was being played at a furious pace.

Both sides had opportunities to take the lead but it was the home side who turned the game around four minutes before the break. A goal-mouth scramble following another wicked corner delivery from Miles was eventually bundled over the line by Ben Whitehead.

Cirencester began the second-half brightly and extended their lead in excellent fashion as Whitehead travelled into the Waltham box and provided a neat finish under pressure from the surrounding defenders.

The home team had further chances to add to their tally but it wasn't until the final five minutes of the game that they managed a fourth. Whitehead was fouled in the box as he looked to set-up Miles, who took the penalty and converted himself.

The result sees The Centurions up into fourth in the table, but they remain in the play-off places purely on goal difference as the race to secure a post-season semi-final looks to go down to the wire.