Griffin looking for Centurions to keep up momentum against title challengers Yate Town

Cirencester Town manager Charlie Griffin has called for his side to keep up their incredible run of form that has seen then win five on the bounce, to maintain a play-off spot in the Southern league Division One South. 

Since their 2-2 draw at Slimbridge at the start of February, Cirencester have gone on to win five games in a row – scoring 21 goals in the process but Grffin knows that it is only just the beginning of the run in

“I am very pleased with the run of results we have had and how we have gone about the jobs in hand. We have played teams that have had good form and beaten top teams in our league.

But it’s important to maintain the standards we have set as it’s very tight above and below us. Everyone wants to be there at the end.” Griffin added.

Cirencester currently occupy 4th place and should they end up there, they will find themselves in the play-offs. But on the eve of title challengers Yate Town’s visit to the Corinium Stadium, manager Griffin knows that Saturday’s game will be a tough ask for his side.

Yate have been there all season and we know it will be a strong test tomorrow. Both teams like to play good attacking football, so it should be a great game for those who come along and watch.

Obviously winning would put us 4 points behind them so there’s alot to play for and of course they will know that too. We just want to keep the momentum going, keep winning and pushing all the way between now and the end of the season. Hopefully we can do enough.” 

Saturday’s game sees the league’s hottest strike force in Cirencester take on the 3rd tightest defence in Yate and Griffin has called for his potent side to add to their 86 league goals so far this season.

“There’s alot of games to be played and points to be played for, so with that being said it’s nice to score the amount of goals we have done and especially when they are coming from different players on the pitch it will always help towards the goal we set at the start of the season.

If we perform as well as we can I am sure we can add a few more goals to the tally, starting on Saturday.” 

After Saturday’s fixture with Yate, Cirencester travel to Fleet Town next weekend before a crucial game against local and promotion rivals Evesham United at the Corinium.

Cirencester end the season next month with what could be two crucial fixtures in deciding who makes the play-off places and who misses out, when they travel to current 3rd place Moneyfields on Saturday 20th April, before a final day trip to Melksham Town.

Cirencester Town entertain Yate Town at the Corinium Stadium on Saturday 16th March; kick off 15:00


Check out the full list of fixtures in and around the county this weekend, right here.