Trialist Bishop hits two
FORMER Newport County scholar Liam Bishop was on target twice for Cirencester Town in their 6-2 friendly win over Forest Green Rovers Under-18s on Tuesday night.
Forward Bishop, 18, is on now the books of National League North club Hereford FC after impressing during pre-season performances for the Bulls.
It is understood that he could make a loan switch to Southern League Division One South Cirencester to continue his development.
Bishop scored the Centurions’ third goal against Forest Green early in the second period after a first half brace from summer signing Josh Parsons.
Jack Freeman added the fourth before Rovers’ youngsters pulled one back at the Corinium Stadium.
Bishop then netted his second, followed by substitute Tommy Ouldridge’s strike either side of a deflected effort for the away side.
Former Cheltenham Town and Bishop’s Cleeve goalkeeper Lewis Clayton also started the game, with ex-robins scholar Tyreece Briscoe going on from the bench in the 65th minute.
Alan Griffin, left, congratulates Josh Parsons on one of his two goals
Cirencester’s Jack Freeman chases Forest Green’s Luke Hallett
Trialist Liam Bishop wins a header
Shayne Anson for Cirencester