Depleted Taunton Town beaten by Cirencester Town
Cirencester Town took the spoils 2-1 against under-strength Taunton Town in Division One South & West of the Evo-Stik Southern League.
One of those playing their first game for Taunton was Blackburn’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Matthew Urwin, a loan signing, who had no chance with the two goals scored by Cirencester.
The others making their debuts were Khaled Badavi, a 20-year-old Iranian striker signed from Willand, Ben Head and Jake Mawford.
However, Taunton never looked like ending their poor run of form.
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Cirencester took the lead in the 29th minute when skipper Matt Sysum headed home a corner taken by Ben Wells.
Taunton’s chances of savaging anything from the game were virtually dashed when they had former Willand defender Ben Mammola sent off for two bookable offences.
Cirencester scored again in the 86th minute when substitute Scott Griffin netted after being set up by Joe Shepherd.
Taunton grabbed a consolation goal two minutes into injury-time when Simon Ingram scored from the penalty spot – but by then it was too late.