Two goals apiece for Sommers and Collier in derby

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By Western Daily Press | Monday, January 14, 2013, 09:00

CIRENCESTER TOWN 2 CINDERFORD TOWN 2

A typically competitive derby ended with the spoils shared between the Centurions and the Foresters.

Both sides created more than enough chances to secure all three points, but a draw was a fair result.

First blood went to the visiting Foresters on seven minutes. Despite having the chance to clear the ball, the Cirencester defence dallied and Lewis Sommers hit a fine volley past Glyn Garner.

The hosts roared back and Sam Packer was furious to see his penalty claims waved away after he appeared to be fouled by Cinderford goalkeeper Alex Harris.

Sommers then fired a tame shot straight at Garner and Cirencester made the Cinderford man pay shortly before the interval.

Packer lined up a shot from distance and, despite appearing to be heading well wide of Harris' goal, fortune favoured the hosts. An inadvertent deflection off a Foresters' defender, re-directed the ball goalwards and, despite Harris adjusting well to save, a delighted Sam Collier was on hand to level the scores.

Cirencester took the lead seven minutes into the second half with Packer setting-up Collier to fire past Harris.

The Centurions had a chance to extend their lead moments later, but Cinderford defender Greg Lewis scrambled back to head Ben Wells' goalbound cross over the bar.

With their next attack of note, the Foresters levelled the scores. Racing on to a long ball, Sommers beat the onrushing Garner to the ball and rolled it home.

The big striker then lined up a hat-trick attempt, but his diving header was deflected away for a corner.

Collier wasted the best chance to secure his treble when he mis-kicked when put through by Packer.

      

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