Report by: Swindon Advertiser | Photo by: Jeff Youd | Match Sponsor: H J Webb & Son
Swindon Supermarine bowed out of the Southern League Challenge Cup as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Cirencester Town tonight.
The home side failed to build on their early lead as the Centurians booked their passage into the next round, with Aidan Bennett’s late strike wrapping things up for the visitors.
Marine made the perfect start to the contest and were ahead of six minutes as Brad Hooper charged down a Ciren clearance and advanced before firing beyond the visiting keeper.
Connor Thompson, Joe Selman and Stuart Fleetwood all had opportunities for the home side but they were pegged back just after the half-hour mark as an unmarked Bennett restored parity.
Two minutes before the interval, the visitors turned the game on its head as Jordan Morris was left unmarked at the back post to fire home Town’s second.
Thompson, Selman and Dan Williamson all had chances in the second period but Bennett took advantage of a mistake at the back to wrap up the tie with his second in injury time.
Manager: Lee Spalding
Line-up: 1. Kev Sawyer 2. Dan Williamson 3. Michael Hopkins 4. Sam Morris 5. Jerel Ifil 6. Zak Westlake © 7. Joe Selman 8. Brad Hooper 9. Stuart Fleetwood 10. Connor Thompson 11. Ryan Campbell
Subs not used: 12. Jon Else 14. Joe Shepherd 15. Kieran Diaz-Benitez 16. Luke Williams 17. Dave Bampton
Goalscorers: Brad Hooper 6’
Star Man: None
Manager: Charlie Griffin
Line-up: 1. Matt Wierczorek 2. Will Christopher 3. Louis Spalding 4. Max Arnold 5. Ellis Dunton 6. Jack Freeman 7. Owen Windsor (15. Tommy Anderson 83’) 8. James Mortimer-Jones 9. Aiden Bennett © 10. Henry Spalding 11. Jordan Morris Subs not used: 12. Ben Whitehead 14. Alan Griffin 16. Adam Connolly 17. Antonio Gerrish
Goalscorers: Aiden Bennett 33’, 90+3’, Jordan Morris 43’ Bookings: None
Star Man: Aiden Bennett
Referee: Grzegorz Komasiewicz (Oxford),
Assistant Referees: Daniel Todd (Oxford), Mark Forman (Oxford)