Fairford add former Cirencester Town forward to attack after 7-1 win over Ardley

Fairford Town have completed the signing of former Cirencester Town forward Ross Langworthy.

The transfer was confirmed after Fairford put Ardley United to the sword at Cinder Lane, winning 7-1, having been 5-0 up at half time.

Langworthy was in the stands to see his new side break the deadlock after 24 seconds through Aidan Bennett and will look to add even more firepower to the strong Fairford forward line.

After the game manager Jody Bevan told us how happy he was to finally get this transfer done and expects Langworthy to add to the riches the club possess.

“I’m delighted to finally sign Ross,” said Bevan. “This has probably been 2 months in the making for us. He has just moved to Swindon and with Mason Thompson about to move to Canada and knowing that Connor [Thompson] is going to be away for some big games over Christmas it was perfect timing to get somebody of Ross’ quality into the squad, so that we don’t lose any momentum.

Ross will add a different dimension to our attacking play and it’s another really exciting signing for our club,” Bevan added.

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Langworthy will join up with his new side and should be included in the squad for Fairford’s home fixture with Flackwell Heath at the weekend.

After Bennett’s opener on Tuesday night, further first half goals from Ellis Dunton, John Watson and a Ben Lodge brace put the Robins in a commanding position before the break.

Lodge is also a player who could depart Cinder Lane in the near future after an unnamed Southern League club have made contact in regards to the possibility of signing the winger.

He took his goals very well during a prolific first half for Fairford and having been played in twice, duly finished with assurance and composure.

Dunton’s goal came when he rose highest from a deep corner to thunder a header into the top corner and John Watson saw his cross from the right squirm through the keeper and into the net.

Bennett scored his second after the break, again after latching onto a through ball, before sub Ben Saunders headed in from a corner to leave manager Bevan thrilled with his side.

“It was a fantastic performance on Tuesday and a great result. We simply blew Ardley out of the water from the first whistle and it enabled me to get good minutes into several that needed them.

We were able to take off Connor and Ben Lodge and gave the likes of Charlie Bailey a chance to show us what he was all about,” Bevan said.

The win saw Fairford reduce the gap to leaders Westfields to five points and if the Robins can beat Flackwell on Saturday they will head to Westfields next weekend knowing that a win will take them top of the tree for Christmas.

Fairford Town host Flackwell Heath at Cinder Lane on Saturday 14th December; kick off 14:00