CINDERFORD TOWN 2 V BISHOPS SUTTON 1
By Paul Webb
Cinderford returned to winning ways after a tough workout against Bishops Sutton last night. Following an early hold up for treatment to referee Alex Hardman, Town striker Lewis Sommers headed wide from a good position. Nick Hancock produced a pin point cross for Sommers to nod it down but the oncoming Evans was unable to apply the finishing touch. Bishops Sutton then lost ex Town centre half John Lock injured on the half hour. However they re organised, settled to the task and Holly went close with a well struck drive. As half time approached a neat town move saw Evans find Randell but the striker blazed his shot over the bar.
Half Time Cinderford Town 0 Bishops Sutton 0
After the break Sommers headed Archer’s cross on for Randell whose shot was deflected wide. Town got their reward on 47 minutes when Lee Smith gave them the lead with a cool finish from close range. Smith then played in Sommers who turned his marker superbly but shot straight at the keeper. On 56 minutes the ever dangerous Smith scored his and Town’s second with clinical precision. Bishops Sutton’s Shepherd saw his shot cleared off the line and another drive hit the bar before a handball from Andy Lewis saw Smart reduce the deficit from the penalty spot. Randell then produced a skilful, pacy run to set up Evans but the chance was wasted. The visitors kept pushing forward and Allen’s free kick eluded the defensive wall but not an alert Ben John. Cinderford however finished the stronger Camm and O’ Sullivan missing good opportunities while the latter despite diving full length agonisingly failed to reach an inviting Matt Barnes cross. Wilson almost extended Town’s lead but his shot from a neat O’Sullivan pass was deflected for a corner.
Full Time Cinderford Town 2 Bishops Sutton 1
Referee A Hardman
MOM Lee Smith
Town team B John, W Archer, M Smith, D Harrison, A Lewis, G Bater, L Smith, N Hancock, L Sommers, D Evans, K Randell. Subs used S Wilson, J Camm, G Lewis, N Halford, J Lewis, M Barnes, D Lee, and S O’Sullivan. Subs not used A Malcolm and C Tait.