North Leigh...2 Mangotsfield United...3
Another win 'on the road'
Evo-Stik League, Division One South & West Tuesday 7th March 2017
North Leigh….2 Mangotsfield United….3 Att. 61 Eynsham Hall Park, North Leigh, Witney
Mangotsfield’s superb away record continued with this 3-2 victory at Eynsham Hall Park, and after a spell out through injury, it was good to see Dale Evans back in the starting line-up, with Lewis Hogg making way for him.
This was our 10th victory on the road, from fifteen games, and proved to be another League ‘double’ – our 6th of the campaign.
Recent results have not gone well for ‘The Millers’, especially following their recent 1-4 defeat at Ladysmead, Tiverton, so it was a big boost for us to take a 13th minute lead, as Andy Gunn was penalised for a tackle on Matt Groves. Lewis Powell took the resulting spot-kick. 0-1.
It was his 99th goal for the club.
Both sides had half-chances as the first period progressed. Malachi Napa went close with a shot which was just wide, just before the half-hour mark. On the stroke of half-time and the last kick of the half, we doubled our lead. A deep cross beyond the far post, was met by Liam Monelle, and his stunning volley from 10 yards gave keeper Manny Agboola little chance. 0-2.
HT: Millers…0 Mangos…2
North Leigh showed early promise after the break with Roger James making some promising runs down the left, and in the 50th minute he blasted wide, and later forced keeper Steve Phillips to save low at his near post.
In the 56th minute, from a corner, Mitch Tippins scored our third, putting us in a commanding position. 0-3. His goalbound volley cannoned off the post.
However. North Leigh made a late attempt to salvage something from the game, and came close. With six minutes left, Michael Hopkins reduced the arrears, and in the final minute, Roger James grabbed North Leigh’s second, to give them a respectable-looking scoreline. At the death, James Fawke had a half-chance, but his shot cleared the crossbar.
FT: Millers…2 Mangos…3
NORTH LEIGH ( Yellow/Black/Yellow )
G/K. Manny Agboola, 2. Jordan Lymn, 3. Michael Hopkins, 4. Dan Jams, 5. Andy Gunn, 6. Josh Thomas(George Seacole 59), 7. James Fawke, 8. Lance Williams ©, 9. Malachi Napa, 10. Jamie Cook (Will Wellon 76), 11. Morgan Williams (Roger James 45).
Subs: Wayne Turk, Robert Wyatt
Bookings : James Fawke
Red Cards: none
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED (Sky & Maroon)
G/K. Steve Phillips, 2. Conor McCormack 3. Tom Warren, 4. Ryan Batten, 5. Scott Brice ©, 6. Dale Evans, 7. Ben Withey, 8. Jay Malpas(Mitch Tippins 19), 9. Liam Monelle(George Lloyd 70), 10. Lewis Powell, 11. Matt Groves(Ryan Bath 75).
Unused subs: Tom Fry, Joe Hillard
Bookings : Ryan Bath
Red Cards: none
Referee: Rob Evans (Northampton)
Assistants: Greg Kornasiewicz (Oxford), Abdul Kadir (Northampton)
The next game to be played at The Doug Hillard Sports Stadium will be on Saturday 11th March 2017 when ‘The Alfredians’ of WANTAGE TOWN will be the visitors. (3.00pm)
Please note that our home games are now covered by KRT Digital Sport and can be found on Youtube, at this link/