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Sat 24 Feb 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 102

Slimbridge AFC...0 Mangotsfield United...2

Swans v Mangos

Saturday 24th February 2018, The Evo-Stik League South – West Division. Attendance 102

Slimbridge AFC….0 Mangotsfield United…2

Report by Ron Loftus

On a beautiful, crystal clear Winter’s day as a strong breeze blew from end-to-end over the well prepared playing surface at the Wisloe Road home of our hosts, Slimbridge , the last of the heavy clouds that had been hovering over Cossham Street in recent months began to disperse ! As Ollie Price continues to revamp the playing squad with the addition of returning former ‘Field favourite, Kyle Tooze, we recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory courtesy of goals in each half from Kyle Tooze and Kye Simpson.

Our injury-hit hosts saw the departure of former ‘ Field player and current club skipper, Alex Hoyle, on a stretcher when he came off second-best following a strong challenge on the near touchline after 20 mins. Thereafter, the hard-working and fast-running Simpson brothers - ably supported by the probing, attacking play of Kyle Tooze on the left - caused problems for the home defence. With strong midfield support - especially from Alex Monks and Michael Bryant - we began to dominate proceedings with only the home teams lively Marley Thomas on the right flank causing any problems for the visiting rearguard - again well-marshalled by Tom Warren - but he lacked any real support. We thought we had taken the lead after 28 mins. when a header rebounded from the home crossbar and Michael Bryant reacted quickest to head home but the Assistant Referee deemed him to have been in an offside position. We did, however , go in front after 35 mins. when Kye Simpson outstripped the home defence and as home ‘ keeper , Ollie Hall , advanced he slipped the ball across the area for the incoming Kyle Tooze to rifle into the vacant net.(1-0). There then followed a spell of intense Mangotsfield pressure on the Slimbridge goal with a series of well-flighted corners from Jordan Williams creating havoc in the home defence and the ball coming off the crossbar on more than one occasion. However, the scoreline remained 1-0 at the interval.

H.T; 1-0

The all-important second goal for the ‘ Field arrived on the hour mark as, once again, Kye Simpson was too quick for the Slimbridge rearguard as a delightful through ball from brother Kane was confidently dispatched from the edge of the box as Hall advanced. (2-0). Midway through the half the home sides best chance fell to Thomas but following a cross from the left his diving header was off-target and George Dorrington continued to enjoy his quietest afternoon for some time with barely a save to make throughout the entire game! This result and performance should give the team confidence going forward as, no doubt, sterner tests await but a vital 3 points sees us climb further away from the basement and within reach of the ‘ dizzy heights ‘ of mid-table.

Well done to Ollie and all the boys!

FT: Slimbridge AFC….0 Mangotsfield United… 2

SLIMBRIDGE AFC ( All Blue), Manager: Freddy Ward
G/K: Ollie Hall, 2. Sam Turl, 3. Adam Mace, 4. Korey Pring, 5. Tom Hoskins, 6. Alex Hoyle © (Freddy Ward 20), 7. Dean Turner, 8. Joe Stokes, 9. Sean Lawson (Kieran Squires 89), 10. Max Harper-Emerson (Kai Mahon 23), 11. Marley Thomas.
Unused Subs: none
Bookings: Marley Thomas (41)
Red Cards: none
Goals: none

MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: ( White/Black/Black), Manager Ollie Price
G/K. George Dorrington, 2. Connor Jones, 3. Jordan Williams, 4. Alex Monks, 5. Tom Warren, 6. Ed Weeks ©, 7. Kane Simpson (George Lloyd 89), 8. Sam Hill (Adam Kelly 53), 9. Kye Simpson, 10. Michael Bryant, 11. Kyle Tooze (Jordan Ricketts 74).
Unused Subs: Lewis G. Powell, Ollie Price
Bookings: Alex Monks (37)
Red Cards: none
Goals: Kyle Tooze (35), Kye Simpson (60)

Referee: Daniel Lamport (Swindon, Wilts)
Assistants: Martin Tudor (Gloucester), John Roskelly (Pershore, Worcs)
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 March 2018, when ‘The Millers’ of NORTH LEIGH will be the visitors. 3.00pm

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Key moments

Goal Kyle Tooze scores for Mangotsfield United
Goal Kye Simpson scores for Mangotsfield United


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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
George Dorrington keeps a clean sheet for Mangotsfield United
89:00 Sub Off
Kane Simpson is substituted off for Mangotsfield United
89:00 Sub Off
Sean Lawson is substituted off for Slimbridge
89:00 Sub On
George Lloyd is substituted on for Mangotsfield United
89:00 Sub On
Kieran Squires is substituted on for Slimbridge
74:00 Sub Off
Kyle Tooze is substituted off for Mangotsfield United
74:00 Sub On
Jordan Ricketts is substituted on for Mangotsfield United
60:00 Goal 0 - 2
Kye Simpson scores for Mangotsfield United
53:00 Sub Off
Sam Hill is substituted off for Mangotsfield United
53:00 Sub On
Adam Kelly is substituted on for Mangotsfield United
End of period 1
41:00 Yellow Card
Marley Thomas is yellow carded for Slimbridge
37:00 Yellow Card
Alex Monks is yellow carded for Mangotsfield United
35:00 Goal 0 - 1
Kyle Tooze scores for Mangotsfield United
23:00 Sub Off
Max Harper-Emerson is substituted off for Slimbridge
23:00 Sub On
Kai Mahon is substituted on for Slimbridge
20:00 Sub On
Freddy Ward is substituted on for Slimbridge
20:00 Sub Off
Alex Hoyle (c) is substituted off for Slimbridge
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Slimbridge
  • Mangotsfield United
  • 0
  • Alex Hoyle (c) Sub Off 20:00'
  • Freddy Ward Sub On 20:00'
  • Max Harper-Emerson Sub Off 23:00'
  • Kai Mahon Sub On 23:00'
  • Kyle Tooze Goal 35:00'
  • Alex Monks Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Marley Thomas Yellow Card 41:00'
  • Sam Hill Sub Off 53:00'
  • Adam Kelly Sub On 53:00'
  • Kye Simpson Goal 60:00'
  • Kyle Tooze Sub Off 74:00'
  • Jordan Ricketts Sub On 74:00'
  • Kane Simpson Sub Off 89:00'
  • George Lloyd Sub On 89:00'
  • Sean Lawson Sub Off 89:00'
  • Kieran Squires Sub On 89:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
14. Yate Town 42 53
15. Larkhall Athletic 42 45
16. Mangotsfield United 42 41
17. Shortwood United 42 40
18. North Leigh 42 38
19. Paulton Rovers 42 37
20. Slimbridge 42 35

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