CIRENCESTER Town beat Aylesbury United 3-1 thanks to a brace from Ben Whitehead, on a day where all four goals were scored by the visitors.

The hosts started brightly and Cirencester keeper Stuart Nelson reacted well to tip Derek Feyi's header over the bar but the visitors worked their way back into the contest as the half wore on.

George Peare watched his header saved by James Callan with their best effort before they took the lead in the 30th minute of the game. 

Captain Jake Lee delivered a superbly weighted 50-yard pass down the right channel that dropped over the home defence for Peare to chase, collect and tuck into the net with a precise right-footed finish. 

Felix Miles fired wide from a promising position as The Centurions began to dominate and their seconds arrived at the perfect time, just before the interval. 

Shortly afterwards Whitehead ran at the home defence, down the right channel, before shooting and when the ball rebounded back to him, he slipped it left to Miles who dribbled past a couple of would-be challenges before shooting wide of the left post. 

A flowing move ended with Luca Robinson chipping a cross to the back post, where Peare was there to head back across goal into the path of Whitehead, who smashed the ball home from a couple of yards out.

With a 2-0 lead, the away side pressed their foot on the accelerator in search of a third goal that would kill the game off, which they produced just after the hour mark.

Whitehead dispatched a strike from inside the box past Callan and despite the offside flag being raised, the goal was soon given by the referee after a discussion with his linesman.

With the game done, Aylesbury pushed for a consolation and they got it via a Peare own goal as he could only smash his attempted goal line clearance into the roof of the net.

It was a small black mark on what was a comfortable win in the end for Cirencester, who remain firmly in the play-off picture.