Cirencester welcomed Pompey to a very damp Cirencester for the first meeting of the teams.The weather and long drive took a toll on the away team with them being down to 10 men for kick off. Cirencester started the more brightly and Tom got an early shot in which was dealt with easily by the keeper.8 minutes in and a lovely piece of play between Tommy L, Rowan and a strike from Tom P opened the scoring.Despite the pitch Cirencester passed the ball around nicely building up play as they dominated possession.Just before the end of qtr 1 a break from Pompey needed a save from Ben in Goal to knock it over the bar.The corner from Pompey was headed into the top corner against the run of play
Quarter 2 and Pompey came out looking to build on their goal, but Ciren came out all guns blazing basically camping in the Pompey half
5 mins in and Rowan took a free kick which was well saved by the keeper. Tobias was there to tap in the rebound. A Corner followed and Kester got his head on it to make it 3-1, the 4 th goal for Ciren came quickly after courtesy of Jamie White this time.
The Pompey keeper was brilliant stopping 2 or 3 shots from Ciren
More pressure from Cirencester in this quarter. A great shot from Rowan meant that the quarter ended 5-1
Felipe had a great run up the wing and crossed into the box, Rowan got his head on the ball but headed wide
Cirencester had a few more shots on goal all dealt with by the Pompey keeper keeping the score as 5-1
Quarter 4 continued in the same way with Cirencester trying to increase their lead but Pompey grimly holding on
A lovely break from Cirencester saw Tom Ponting one-on-one with the goalie, his chip just going wide
One final shot from Tom saw another fine save and the quarter ended with no more goals.
Thanks to Pompey for the long drive here we look forward to the return fixture.
|1||Ben Causer (GK)|
|1||Lewis Mees (GK)|