Cirencester Town

The Smithfields Stadium

The Lilywhites have played Cirencester Town both at their original ground, the Smithfields Stadium, and at their current home, Corinium Stadium. The Smithfields Stadium having been their home until it was sold off to finance their move to the Corinium Stadium in 2003. We have also played Gloucester City in the Southern Premier play-off semi final at the Corinium Stadium.

Cirencester Town, who were founded in 1889 and originally played at the Smithfields Stadium, were first opponents of the Lilywhites in the F.A. Trophy in 1996.

Corinium Stadium

Southern Premier (NL 3)

23.10.2010                 Cirencester Town 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                            Cambridge City team: Barrett, Abbs, Krause, Theobald, Chaffey, Elenge, Burke, Adie Cambridge, Hammond, Hughes and Rogers. Subs used were Midgley and Fuller. A late goal by Craig Hammond in the 86th minute saw the Lilywhites take all three points on their first visit to Cirencester's new ground, the Corinium Stadium. He had also opened the scoring in the 19th minute.

16.4.2011                   Cambridge City 1 - 2 Cirencester Town                                                                                        Cambridge City team: Barrett, Kennedy, Krause, Theobald, Chaffey, Adie Cambridge, Burke, Hughes, Hammond, Midgley and Abbs. Subs used were Kolodynski and Lambert. The goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Hammond in the 25th minute.

7.1.2012                      Cirenceter Town 0 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                        The scorers for the Lilywhites were Gould in the 19th minute and Theobald in the 34th.

31.3.2012                    Cambridge City 3 - 1 Cirencester Town                                                                                                 Theobald (28th minute), Marriott (31st) and Hammond (62nd) scored for the Lilywhites, while the goal they conceded was an own goal by Chaffey in the 71st.

F.A. Trophy

19.10.1996             Cirencester Town 2 - 2 Cambridge City                                        1st Qualifying Round                      Cambridge City team: Barry Piggott, Andy Pincher, Keith Lockhart, Graham Retallick, Andy Jeffrey, Andy Beattie, John Fowler, Wayne Goddard, Paul Coe, Chris Tovey and Ian Cambridge. Subs used were Richard Chattoe for Goddard and Peter Leete for Coe. Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Tovey and Lockhart.

22.10.1996               Cambridge City 6 - 5 Cirencester Town                                       1st Qualifying Round Replay                   Cambridge City team: Piggott, Pincher, Lockhart, Retallick, Jeffrey, Beattie, Chattoe, Goddard, Leete, Tovey and Cambridge. Sub used was Steve Gawthrop for Jeffrey. This was certainly a bizarre game of football. The Lilywhites had gone in front in the 9th minute when Graham Retallick scored from a close range header, this was made 2 nil on 32 minutes when Andy Beattie headed in the Lilywhites second. Cirencester then pulled one back before Ian Cambridge scored again for the Lilywhites on 38 minutes. Just before the break, Cirencester had pulled the score back to 3 - 2. At the start of the second half goals from Chris Tovey (48th), Wayne Goddard (55th) and Keith Lockhart (58th) appeared to have settled the tie for them but little did we know what was to come. The best of these goals probably being a 22 yard shot from Goddard that ended up in the roof of the net. This made it 6-2 but suddenly Cirencester got themselves back in the game with goals in the 76th, 81st and 84th minute. It could have been even worst as only a fine point blank save from Barry Piggott stopped the match from going into extra time with the scores locked at 6 all.