Cheltenham Town Reserves...6 Mangotsfield United...0
By Bob Smale
Walloped at Whaddon Road!
Tuesday 9th October 2018, The Gloucestershire Senior Challenge Cup. Round One Attendance 132
Cheltenham Town Res…6 Mangotsfield United…0
@ Whaddon Road, Cheltenham.
Match Report and photograph, courtesy of Cheltenham Town official website
Cheltenham Town cruised through to the quarter-finals of the Gloucestershire Senior Challenge Cup after this comfortable win against Mangotsfield United.
It was a chance for several members of the squad to press their claims against the Southern League side in front of boss Michael Duff, who was in the dugout throughout.
The Robins will face Slimbridge in the next round of a competition they last won in 2007.
They dominated the opening 45 minutes and carried a three-goal advantage into the break.
Sam Jones got the first with 14 minutes on the clock, smashing an unstoppable strike into the top right-hand corner from 20 yards.
Liam McAlinden added the second seven minutes before the interval, turning and beating Andrew Hannah, the Mangos number one, from an angle down the left.
Kevin Dawson had created it, and delivered the ball from the right to tee up Kelsey Mooney for the third, who scored with another well taken effort after 43 minutes.
The visitors made a positive start to the second half, forcing Rhys Lovett into a flying save to deny Adam Kelly from 20 yards.
Substitute Jake Thomas met the following corner with a firm header, but the Cheltenham number one tipped it over.
But the Robins extended the lead on the hour through Jones, his second on the night.
Conor Thomas scored the fifth from the spot, beating Hannah to low to his right after Chris Clements had been tripped in the penalty area by Colin Mugoya-Tabingwa.
Mooney registered his second of the evening to complete the rout, meeting a ball from the right and finishing neatly from 12 yards.
CHELTENHAM TOWN RESERVES ( Red & White) (Manager: Michael Duff )
G/K: Rhys Lovett, Craig Alcock, Ben Tozer ©, Matt Bower, Chris Hussey(Josh Debayo 62), Kelsey Mooney, Chris Clements, Conor Thomas, Kevin Dawson (Alex Addai 62), Sam Jones (Ollie Price 82), Liam McAlinden.
Unused Subs: Freddie Lapworth (G/K), Grant Horton
Red Cards: none
Goals: Sam Jones (14 & 60), Kelsey Mooney (43 & 85), Liam McAlinden (38), Conor Thomas (69 pen)
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (Sky & Maroon) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Andrew Hannah, 2. Sonnie Low (Ryan Gissing 63), 3. James Bloom, 4. Luke Spokes (Caelen Simpson 64), 5. Tom Warren, 6. Colin Mugoya-Tabingwa ©, 7. Adam Kelly, 8. Louis Britton, 9. Kyle Tooze (HT. Jake Thomas), 10. Michael Bryant, 11. Jordan Williams.
Unused Subs: Dean Pendry, Ollie Price
Red Cards: None
Referee: Oliver Spender (Gloucester)
Assistants: Martin Tudor (Gloucester), Alan Overthrow (Gloucester)
The next scheduled game at the GJC Commercials Ltd Stadium, will be on Saturday 13th October 2018, when ‘The Greens’’ of KIDLINGTON FC will be the visitors. 3.00pm