Ben Bament fired home the only goal of the game as Manor Farm earned a much needed home win against Cirencester, writes Jack Davies.
Cirencester were having a great start to the season and started brightly, Josh Grace-Parsons siezing on some hesitant defending but Ben John was on hand to save.
Their second chance came just a few minutes later, Grace-Parsons turning provider as his deflected cross was headed narrowly wide by Levi Irving.
Farm got themselves going after those opening exchanges, Kyle Tooze inches from tapping home after Jake Gosling flew past his man and crossed.
Kyle Tooze had the next chance too, freeing himself down the flank on the counter before cutting inside and bending an effort just wide.
Josh Ford, who had an excellent game defensively, headed just over from a Gosling corner before Tooze had the biggest chance of the first half, snatching at a loose ball minutes before the whistle.
Farm looked set to take a deserved lead in the opening minutes of the second half, Mike Bryant headed down to Ben Bament but his shot was superbly charged down by visiting defender Jake Lee.
The games defining moments came just after the hour, Grace-Parsons reacted first to a long ball but his lobbed effort was brilliantly tipped wide by Ben John.
That save would prove crucial a few minutes later. Gosling’s clever reverse pass found Bryant who’s own superb pass played Bament through. The striker made no mistake and he fired the ball into the far corner.
Cirencester pushed hard for an equaliser but found Kingdon and Ford in defiant mood in the middle for Farm.
The home side had a few late chances to double the lead on the counter late on, Gosling found Bament who saw another effort blocked before Lloyd Mills stepped forward and his long range effort was held by Alex Harris in the away goal.
STAR MAN, Ben Bament.