Cirencester to host Cinderford in Southern League Play-Offs after finishing 2nd thanks to late penalty

Cirencester Town will host Cinderford Town in the Semi Final of the Southern League Division One South Play-offs on Wednesday 1st May after finishing 2nd in the league. 

With Yate Town losing 3-0 at Street, a 90th minute Michael Pook penalty saw the Centurions win 1-0 away at Melksham Town. The win put Cirencester level with Yate on 75 points, but they move up to 2nd on goal difference.

Cinderford earned their spot in the play-offs by playing out a 0-0 with Winchester City at the Causeway. The Foresters went into the game knowing a draw or better would secure they spot, whilst a win for Winchester would have seen them make the play-offs next week.

Yate Town, who dropped the 3rd, will host Moneyfields at Lodge Road on Wednesday evening in the other play-off.

The Semi Final at the Centurion Stadium will be live on Severn Sport, with full radio commentary with Ryan Butler & Kelsey De Maria. Should Cirencester beat Cinderford they will be at home for the all important play-off final. 

Elsewhere in the division, Evesham United were beaten 3-1 away at Bideford as they finished 7th in the league. A disappointing end to the season after occupying a play-off spot for a long period of the season.

Also a Myron Turner strike was enough for Slimbridge to beat Thatcham Town 1-0 in Berkshire. The Swans secured their league status last week and finished 18th after this weekend’s win.

 

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