Winchester City..3 Mangotsfield United...0
Difficult afternoon for Mangos
Saturday 23rd September 2017, Evo-Stik League South – West Division, Attendance 161
Winchester City….3 Mangotsfield United….0
The day started badly for Mangotsfield, when our coach failed to arrive and the driver could not be located!! Everyone then had to make a make-shift journey by car. Not the best preparation for the game! With Jake Gardner making his first start, and a debut for James Batchelor and the return of Robert Hobbs, the ‘Field’ were caught out and were behind within three minutes. A free-kick from Jamie Barron on the right, was helped on by Josh Harfield to Pat Cox, who finished with a first-time volley. 0-1
Just before the half-hour, the hosts almost had a second as the ball pinged around the box, hitting the bar and two fine saves from Thom Jonkerman.
The visitors struggled to adapt to the pace of the game and Josh Jones, already on a yellow, picked up a second on the stroke of half-time, and was given his marching orders, so we faced a second-half with a man short.
HT: Citizens…1 Mangos…0
There was a delay to the second period as the referee twisted his ankle and adjustments had to be made with another referee taking over, but the second-half was more or less, one-way traffic and Mangotsfield were under the cosh. However, with just five minutes left, and still only a goal down, we threw players forward on the chance of perhaps sneaking a leveller, but during the entire match, we never troubled their keeper, Ryan Pryce, whereas Jonkerman produced several fine saves
As is usually the case, two breaks forward from Winchester saw them score twice in a minute. Rob Carr (87) mins and Oliver Bailey (88) mins, both caught Jonkerman out with low drives.
On the bench today was newly-signed keeper George Dorrington who has been with Manchester United’s Academy and Huddersfield Town’s U21s
FT: Citizens…3 Mangos…0
WINCHESTER CITY (Red & Black)
G/K. Ryan Pryce, 2. Dan Williamson, 3. Danny King, 4. Adam Tomasso, 5. Rob Flooks, 6. Josh Harfield, 7. Simba Mlambo (Andy Jenkinson 67), 8. Jamie Barron ©, 9. Oliver Bailey(Ben White 89), 10. Pat Cox, 11. Robb Carr(I.K.Hill 89)
Unused Subs: Craig Davis, Joe Hayward
Red Cards: none
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (White & Black)
G/K: Thom Jonkerman, 2. Kyle Knott, 3. Tom Warren ©, 4. Robert Hobbs, 5. Josh Jones, 6. Jake Gardner, 7. Liam Monelle, 8. George Lloyd (Jake Elliott 69), 9. Nick Peare, 10. James Batchelor (Ed Weeks 52), 11. Jordan Williams.
Unused Subs: Greg Andrews, Sam Jenkins, George Dorrington (G/K)
Bookings: Josh Jones (32 & 45), Jake Gardner (65), Kyle Knott (70)
Red Cards: Josh Jones (45)
Mangos MOM: Thom Jonkerman
Referee: Benjamin Knight (Waterlooville, Hants),
Assistants: Peter Lowe (Gosport, Hants), Stuart Carter(Waterlooville, Hants)
Please note that our home & away 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 30th September 2017, when ‘The Swans’ of SLIMBRIDGE AFC will be the visitors. 3.00pm