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Mangotsfield United
AFC Totton
K Simpson (20')
Full time
N Sherborne (90')
Sat 20 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 114

Mangotsfield United...1 AFC Totton....1


Stags level late

Saturday 20th January 2018, The Evo-Stik League South – West Division. Attendance 114

Mangotsfield United…1 AFC Totton…1

Match report by Dave Smale

Despite a spirited & battling performance on a heavy pitch following all the rain earlier in the day, Mangotsfield United were unable to hold on to their 1-0 lead, which they’d held for 70 minutes, as AFC Totton levelled in stoppage time, following a spell of late pressure on the home goal.

Mangotsfield began the stronger side with Connor Jones firing over from 25 yards on 3 minutes. The livewire Kailan Jones then saw his shot on 7 minutes fumbled by Totton keeper Shane Murphy & Kane Simpson almost prodded home the loose ball, but Murphy recovered the ball just in time. Josh Nelmes then fired a low drive past the post on 8 minutes & Totton’s first serious strike came on 11 minutes when Tobi Adekunie fired over from 20 yards.
Mangotsfield kept pushing forward & were rewarded with the opening goal on 20 minutes. Kailan Gould set up John Elliott down the right & his cross was duly headed home by Kane Simpson. Totton responded immediately with a goal attempt being blocked by some resolute defending. Simpson & Gould then inked up together in a bid to make it 2-0, but the ball was partially cleared, but only back to Simpson who then fired over from 15 yards. The lively Connor Jones then went on a jinking run, only to see his shot saved by keeper Murphy, but back came Totton on 36 minutes with Craig Feeney’s strike being pushed wide by Mangos keeper George Dorrington. Mangotsfield almost grabbed a 2nd goal on 38 minutes when John Elliott’s low cross was deflected past the keeper by a defender, with another Totton player clearing the ball off the line as the goal beckoned, but the half ended with Totton striker Feeney going close with a rising drive.

HT: Mangotsfield United 1, AFC Totton 0

Totton came out strongly after the break, with pitch conditions even heavier than they were at 3pm & clearly, this half was going to be an energy-sapping exercise for both sides. Totton defender Connor York went close on 47 minutes with a shot just wide of goal & then a clever Jordan Williams free kick was well saved by Totton keeper Murphy. The visitors were now dominating possession in midfield, but lacking penetration up front. Even so, Kane Simpson still managed to get through their defence on 62 minutes, only for keeper Murphy to smother the ball at his feet.

Connor Jones then went on another wily run for at least 30 yards, which deserved a goal for his shot which was saved by Murphy, but as the game went into the final 20 minutes, just like against Taunton on Tuesday, the visitors seemed to be camped around our penalty box, helped by late substitutions & fresh legs, with Mangotsfield defending like Trojans. Twice the ball was cleared off the home line, as sub Ollie Price, Josh Nelmes & Martin Stowell marshalled the back line, but Totton finally got the equaliser their late pressure threatened in stoppage time. A last-gasp right wing cross was bundled home at the near post by Nathaniel Sherborne, proving that football can be a cruel game at times.

Mangotsfield’s team put in one heck of a shift for the 90 minutes, with some heroic defending, shot-blocking & the like, but Totton’s late pressure always looked ominous & the equaliser they craved finally came with less than a minute of stoppage time left.

FT: Mangotsfield United… 1 AFC Totton…1

G/K. George Dorrington, 2. Tom Warren, 3. Jordan Williams (Ollie Price 88), 4. Martin Stowell, 5. Josh Nelmes ©, 6. Ed Weeks, 7, John Elliott, 8. Connor Jones, 9. Kane Simpson, 10. Kailan Gould (Sam Hill 69), 11. Charlie Maddison.
Unused Subs: George Lloyd, Jake Gardner
Bookings: Tom Warren (25), Kailan Gould (33), Josh Nelmes (73)
Red Cards: none
Goals: Kane Simpson (20)

AFC TOTTON ( All Yellow & blue)
G/K: Shane Murphy, 2. Connor York, 3. Matthew Bozier, 4. Jack Masterton, 5. Callum Chugg, 6. Dave Allen ©, 7. Curtis Young (Charlie Gunson 69), 8. Robin Nicholls (Alfy Whittingham 80), 9. Craig Feeney, 10. Nathaniel Sherborne, 11. Tobi Adekunle (Jack Smith 81).
Unused Subs: Adam Wilde, Sam Roberts
Bookings: Callum Chugg (63), Charlie Gunson (90)
Red Cards: none
Goals: Nathaniel Sherborne (90)

Referee: Simon Wales (Tewkesbury)
Assistants: Thomas Staten (Newent, Glos), Liam Beames (Cheltenham)
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 3rd February 2018, when ‘The Citizens’ of WINCHESTER CITY will be the visitors. 3.00pm

Key moments

Goal Kane Simpson scores for Mangotsfield United
Goal Nathaniel Sherborne scores for AFC Totton

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90:00 Goal 1 - 1
Nathaniel Sherborne scores for AFC Totton
89:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Gunson is yellow carded for AFC Totton
88:00 Sub Off
Jordan Williams is substituted off for Mangotsfield United
88:00 Sub On
Ollie Price is substituted on for Mangotsfield United
81:00 Sub Off
Tobi Adekunle is substituted off for AFC Totton
81:00 Sub On
Jack Smith is substituted on for AFC Totton
80:00 Sub On
Alfy Whittingham is substituted on for AFC Totton
80:00 Sub Off
Robin Nicholls is substituted off for AFC Totton
73:00 Yellow Card
Josh Nelmes is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
69:00 Sub On
Charlie Gunson is substituted on for AFC Totton
69:00 Sub Off
Kailan Gould is substituted off for Mangotsfield United
69:00 Sub On
Sam Hill is substituted on for Mangotsfield United
69:00 Sub Off
Curtis Young is substituted off for AFC Totton
63:00 Yellow Card
Callum Chugg is yellow carded for AFC Totton
End of period 1
33:00 Yellow Card
Kailan Gould is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
25:00 Yellow Card
Tom Warren is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
20:00 Goal 1 - 0
Kane Simpson scores for Mangotsfield United
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As it happened

  • Mangotsfield United
  • AFC Totton
  • 0
  • Kane Simpson Goal 20:00'
  • Tom Warren Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Kailan Gould Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Callum Chugg Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Kailan Gould Sub Off 69:00'
  • Sam Hill Sub On 69:00'
  • Curtis Young Sub Off 69:00'
  • Charlie Gunson Sub On 69:00'
  • Josh Nelmes Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Robin Nicholls Sub Off 80:00'
  • Alfy Whittingham Sub On 80:00'
  • Tobi Adekunle Sub Off 81:00'
  • Jack Smith Sub On 81:00'
  • Jordan Williams Sub Off 88:00'
  • Ollie Price Sub On 88:00'
  • Charlie Gunson Yellow Card 89:00'
  • Nathaniel Sherborne Goal 90:00'

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14. Yate Town 42 53
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16. Mangotsfield United 42 41
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