Cirens 2 v 5 Pirates
September 9, 2015
Cirencester Town 2 v 5 Bristol Rovers
Gloucestershire Senior Challenge Cup 1st Round.
The Corinium Stadium. Tuesday 8th September 2015.
Bristol Rovers were too strong for Cirencester in this Gloucestershire Challenge Cup first round tie.
Holders Cirencester Town were knocked out at the first hurdle by a young and slick Bristol Rovers side.
But it was two former Swindon Town players, Cristian Montano and Billy Bodin, who did the damage scoring two goals apiece before being withdrawn in the second half.
The impressive Montano stroked two sublime free kicks past Glyn Garner and also set up Bodin’s opener.
Rovers were good value for their 2-0 lead after 12 minutes but Ollie Knight pulled a goal back in the 17th minute with a fine strike and the hosts enjoyed a good spell just before the break.
Montano’s second set piece strike came in the 54th minute and Bodin broke clear before successfully chipping Garner three minutes later to make it 4-1.
An impressed onlooker from the stands was Billy’s dad and former Swindon legend Paul Bodin.
To their credit Cirencester kept pressing and made it 4-2 with a sweet Josh Parsons volley in the 62nd minute.
Just when they were looking as if they might get something out of the game Rovers centre forward Blake Davies ended their hopes with a breakaway goal in the 78th minute.
(Match Report provided by Danny Hall of the Wilts and Glos. Standard with many thanks.)
Bristol Rovers Team:- Kieran Preston, Ryan Broom, Cristian Montano (Elliot Green, 58), Tyler Lyttle, Alfie Kilgour, Danny Greenslade, Jay Malpas, Dominic Thomas, Blake Davies, Billy Bodin (Olly Mehew, 58), George Corp (Tom Fry, 46).
Unused Substitutes: Bradley Confrey, Charlie Phillips.
BRFC Goalscorers:- Cristian Montano (8 & 53), Billy Bodin (12 & 57), Blake Davies (76).
Cirencester Town Team : Glyn Garner, James Mortimer-Jones, Ian Herring, Ben Brown, Brad Hooper, Mark Pritchett, Ross Langworthy, Oliver Knight, Charlie Griffin, Josh Parsons, Aidan Bennett (Jody Bennett, 81).
Unused Substitute: Leigh Henry.
CTFC Goal Scorers:- Charlie Griffin (16), Josh Parsons (68).
Referee: Alexander Emery.
To read the excellent BRFC Official match report:- CLICK HERE