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Taunton Town
Mangotsfield United
M Wright (19', 71')
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L Ellington (26')
Tue 15 Aug 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 393

Taunton Town...2 Mangotsfield Utd...1

Peacocks edge home against Mangos

Tuesday 15th August 2017, Evo-Stik League South – West Division Attendance 393, The Viridor Stadium

Taunton Town…2 Mangotsfield United…1

Despite a good first-half spell and some late pressure, Mangotsfield fell to ‘The Peacocks’ at The Viridor Stadium, but will be encouraged by a much better performance, against another of the division’s leading sides.

Probably as expected, Taunton made the positive start with both Lewis Powell and Ryan Brett going close and keeper Steve Phillips was forced into two good saves from Powell and Ben Adelsbury and so it was no surprise when they took the lead in the 19th minute, as Matt Wright glanced home a header from Shane White’s corner 1-0.

Slowly, the visitors began to find their feet and defender Tom Warren tried his luck from distance, before the equaliser came in the 26th minute. Defender Owen Irish was caught in possession and as the visitors rushed forward, Lewis Ellington’s effort took a deflection. 1-1.

Mangotsfield continued to build on that and were able to go into the interval on level terms, as the hosts lost some of their momentum.

HT. 1-1

Both sides had opportunities to forge ahead. Mangotsfield defender Ed Weeks, who had once played for ‘The Peacocks’, went close with a header, whilst moments later, ex-Mango, Lewis Powell, turned and fired just over the top.

The winning goal came in the 71st minute from the same combination as Shane White’s cross was flicked home past Phillips, by Wright for his brace. 2-1. Despite Mangotsfield protestations for offside, the goal stood.

Mangotsfield applied some late pressure, in search of a point, but even so, Wright had the ball in the net once more, after 80 minutes, but his hat-trick was denied him as the effort was disallowed.

In the final moments, Powell came close to adding a third, but his header was touched wide. Overall, it was a better performance from ‘The Field’ following Saturday’s home defeat, but on the balance of play, Taunton just about deserved their hard-fought victory.

FT. 2-1

TAUNTON TOWN (Maroon & Sky)
G/K. Lloyd Irish, 2. Pierce Mitchell (Joe Charles 60), 3. Ryan Brett, 4, Owen Irish (Matt Villis 77), 5. Arran Pugh, 6. Ben Adelsbury, 7. Shane White, 8. Brett Trowbridge(Ollie Chamberlain 60), 9. Matt Wright ©, 10. Lewis Powell, 11. Ross Staley
Unused Subs: Les Afful, Michael Meaker
Red Cards: none

G/K. Steve Phillips ©, 2. Tom Warren, 3. Jordan Williams, 4. Ed Weeks, 5. Josh Jones, 6. Lewis Hogg, 7. Liam Monelle, 8. George Lloyd, 9. Lewis Ellington, 10. Jake Elliott, 11. Darren Edwards (Sam Jenkins 77)
Unused Subs: Dernel Sinclair, Nick Peare, James Fisher
Bookings: Edwards (33), Warren (43), Ellington (65), Jones (82), Hogg (85), Monelle (90)
Red Cards: None

Referee. Stuart Kane (Saltash)
Assistants: Shaun Edge (Torpoint), Neil Lane (Plymouth)

Please note that our home games are now covered by KRT Digital Sport and can be found on Youtube.
The next scheduled game at the Curtis Drew Stadium, will be on Saturday 26th August 2017, when ‘The Mitres’ of BISHOPS CLEEVE AFC will be the visitors. 3.00pm

Key moments

Goal Matt Wright scores for Taunton Town
Goal Lewis Ellington scores for Mangotsfield United
Goal Matt Wright scores for Taunton Town


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90:00 Yellow Card
Liam Monelle is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
85:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Hogg is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
82:00 Yellow Card
Josh Jones is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
77:00 Sub On
Matt Villis is substituted on for Taunton Town
77:00 Sub Off
Darren Edwards is substituted off for Mangotsfield United
77:00 Sub On
Sam Jenkins is substituted on for Mangotsfield United
77:00 Sub Off
Owen Irish is substituted off for Taunton Town
71:00 Goal 2 - 1
Matt Wright scores for Taunton Town
65:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Ellington is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
60:00 Sub On
Joe Charles is substituted on for Taunton Town
60:00 Sub Off
Brett Trowbridge is substituted off for Taunton Town
60:00 Sub On
Ollie Chamberlain is substituted on for Taunton Town
60:00 Sub Off
Pierce Mitchell is substituted off for Taunton Town
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Tom Warren is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
33:00 Yellow Card
Darren Edwards is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
26:00 Goal 1 - 1
Lewis Ellington scores for Mangotsfield United
19:00 Goal 1 - 0
Matt Wright scores for Taunton Town
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As it happened

  • Taunton Town
  • Mangotsfield United
  • 0
  • Matt Wright Goal 19:00'
  • Lewis Ellington Goal 26:00'
  • Darren Edwards Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Tom Warren Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Pierce Mitchell Sub Off 60:00'
  • Joe Charles Sub On 60:00'
  • Ollie Chamberlain Sub On 60:00'
  • Brett Trowbridge Sub Off 60:00'
  • Lewis Ellington Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Matt Wright Goal 71:00'
  • Sam Jenkins Sub On 77:00'
  • Darren Edwards Sub Off 77:00'
  • Matt Villis Sub On 77:00'
  • Owen Irish Sub Off 77:00'
  • Josh Jones Yellow Card 82:00'
  • Lewis Hogg Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Liam Monelle Yellow Card 90:00'

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14. Yate Town 42 53
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20. Slimbridge 42 35

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