Evo Stik Southern League West Division

Cirencester Town....................... 6

Shortwood United.......................1

HOT-SHOT striker Ben Whitehead picked-off Shortwood as Cirencester hit their Gloucestershire rivals for six on Tuesday night.

Whitehead opened the scoring on 29 minutes as he fired into the top left corner from the right side of the Shortwood penalty area.

Within ten minutes they doubled their lead as Alan Griffin was quick to react.

Shortwood were offered a life-line when a pass from defence went astray and Jack Freeman pounced.

Cirencester regained their two-goal cushion shortly after the re-start following a corner kick and quick reactions from the predatory Whitehead, who headed home from a couple of yards after Alex Albert’s shot was parried into his path.

On the hour a visiting defender slipped near the front edge of his penalty area and Cirencester took full advantage as Whitehead’s first effort was blocked but he was able to regain the rebound and feed it to Griffin at the far post for another tap-in.

Whitehead completed his hat-trick a few minutes later after some neat approach play created room for him to smash the ball inside the left post from the edge of the box.

Ten minutes later a misplaced clearance kick was collected by Henry Spalding and he wasted no time in driving the ball inside the right post to complete the scoring.

uCiren travel to Didcot Town on Saturday, 3pm