Captain Simon Ingram notched two goals for the second successive game as Taunton secured their first three points of the season with an excellent 4-1 victory over Cinderford Town at Wordsworth Drive this afternoon (1 September). The Peacocks made a shaky start with Lee Smith heading against the bar in the opening minute and then Scott Wilson capitalising on a fumble by Connor Sidley-Adams to shoot the visitors ahead on 10 minutes. Parity was restored two minutes later when Rodney Marsh cracked home a fine shot from distance, with Taunton coming close to scoring again on several occasions before the break, Cinderford keeper Ben John making fine saves from James Blake and Marsh's 30 yard free kick. Taunton eventually took the lead on 52 minutes when a foul on Corey Lewis gave Ingram the chance to curl his free kick round the wall and into the corner. John then turned from hero to villain after 77 minutes when he was shown a straight red card for aiming a head butt at Blake with Ingram slotting the ensuing penalty past the stand-in keeper. Town concluded the scoring on 89 minutes, Marsh running to the near post and his pass across the box being slammed into the top corner by Craig Herrod. Match report now online.
Post-match comment: Town manager Leigh Robinson said:" I'm very pleased to get our first League win and it represents a very solid start for us. If offered a win, a draw and a defeat plus FA Cup progress from the first five games I would certainly have taken that beforehand. Our passing today was good and hopefully we are entertaining the fans in the way we are playing. We must however keep our focus and continue this level of performance to give us a great platform for the rest of the season"