KAYNE SO ABLE FOR MAR­TYRS

CIRENCESTER T 0 MERTHYR TOWN 2

The Non-League Football Paper - - EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER - By Joe Baker

TWO first-half goals se­cured Mery­thr a bat­tling vic­tory.

A tight start to the match saw Cirencester’s Ben Brown di­rect­ing a clever flick which was dealt with by Olivier Davis be­fore stop­ping Alan Grif­fin’s low strike.

And, as the Cen­tu­ri­ons be­gan to dic­tate pos­ses­sion, Ai­dan Ben­nett had a fierce shot which just skimmed over the cross­bar.

But it was the Mar­tyrs who opened the scor­ing against the run of play as Ryan Prosser fired home from out­side the box.

And the vis­i­tors dou­bled their ad­van­tage when striker Kayne McLag­gon side-footed into the bot­tom cor­ner.

Cirencester thought they had se­cured a way back into the game just be­fore half-time but Olly Me­hew’s tap-in was ruled out for off­side.

Merthyr started the sec­ond half pos­i­tively but it was the trail­ing side who nearly scored when Davis’s poor clear­ance found Adam Con­nolly whose long-dis­tance ef­fort missed.

And Alan Grif­fin had two op­por­tu­ni­ties in a mat­ter of min­utes, send­ing a header straight at Davis be­fore blazing over.

Cirencester huffed and puffed with Tony Lee blazing over but Merthyr had op­por­tu­ni­ties to in­crease their lead.

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