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1st Team - Match centre

Shortwood United
Cinderford Town
J White (80'), H Burns (55')
Full time
Tue 26 Sep 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 96

Wood come from behind

Wood 2 Cinders 1 - report by Harry Ash, pics by Brian Rossiter

Shortwood's second half once again proved the turning point, as they rallied to their first home win of the season. All of Wood’s eleven league points have been gained from a losing position so far this season. Paul Meredith said, “Tonight I couldn't be more pleased for everyone. With the performances we have had over the last three games following the heavy defeat to Salisbury, it shows the character and spirit is building.”

Andy Lewis came close to opening the scoring for the visitors with three minutes played, but his shot whistled past the far post after a deflected Hicks free kick. Jack Freeman looked lively for the hosts throughout the first half, and he capped a good run in the 32nd minute with a right-footed shot, but it drifted a yard or so wide. Seconds later, Ashley Davies forced Cinderford ‘keeper Clarke into a good save, with the ball bouncing just in front of him at the far post. Cinderford ensured a half time lead, rather fortunately, with thirty-five minutes gone; a Matt McDonald shot from the edge of the box deflected off Thwaite, and Pickering could only watch as the ball found the top corner.

Shortwood responded very well in the second half, and showed the resilience that they have displayed for the majority of games this season. Harry Burns fired over from twenty-five yards in the fifty-fourth minute, before he scored the equaliser a minute later; a low Davies cross was only partially cleared, and Burns showed great composure to chest the ball down before volleying into the top corner with his left foot. Joe White continued his impressive run of goal-scoring form since returning to the club (with his fourth in three matches), when his shot was deflected in off the post, after he had mis-hit his first attempt from a Price corner. That proved to be the winner nine minutes from time, despite Cinderford’s late pressure.

Shortwood v Cinderford
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MOTM: Ryan Meredith

Team: Pickering, Marks, Thwaite, Meredith R, Ockwell, Davies, White, Burns H (Meredith L 80), Price A, Freeman, Morris (Hawes 72)

Attendance: 96

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Ryan Meredith

Player of the Match

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Key moments

Goal Harry Burns scores for Shortwood United
Goal Joe White scores for Shortwood United

Videos and photos

Shortwood v Cinderford
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Shortwood v Cinderford


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90:00 Player of the Match
Ryan Meredith is awarded player of the match for Shortwood United
90:00 Yellow Card
Liam Meredith is yellow carded for Shortwood United
80:00 Sub Off
Harry Burns is substituted off for Shortwood United
80:00 Goal 2 - 0
Joe White scores for Shortwood United
80:00 Sub On
Liam Meredith is substituted on for Shortwood United
72:00 Sub Off
Jordan Morris is substituted off for Shortwood United
72:00 Sub On
Will Hawes is substituted on for Shortwood United
63:00 Yellow Card
Adam Price is yellow carded for Shortwood United
57:00 Yellow Card
Ryan Thwaite is yellow carded for Shortwood United
55:00 Goal 1 - 0
Harry Burns scores for Shortwood United
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As it happened

  • Shortwood United
  • Cinderford Town
  • 0
  • Harry Burns Goal 55:00'
  • Ryan Thwaite Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Adam Price Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Jordan Morris Sub Off 72:00'
  • Will Hawes Sub On 72:00'
  • Joe White Goal 80:00'
  • Harry Burns Sub Off 80:00'
  • Liam Meredith Sub On 80:00'
  • Liam Meredith Yellow Card 90:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
15. Larkhall Athletic 42 45
16. Mangotsfield United 42 41
17. Shortwood United 42 40
18. North Leigh 42 38
19. Paulton Rovers 42 37
20. Slimbridge 42 35
21. Barnstaple Town 42 29

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