Kidlington...2 Mangotsfield United...2
By Bob Smale
Valuable point at Yarnton Road.
Saturday 28th April 2018, The Evo-Stik League South – West Division. Attendance 35
Kidlington…2 Mangotsfield United…2
Mangotsfield’s last game of the 2017/18 campaign, was our first-ever visit to Yarnton Road, and with the re-structuring of the pyramid, it could well be our last!! We still had a weakened squad, with no recognised central defender, due to both Ed Weeks & Tom Warren missing, and Alex Monks was still sidelined by a hamstring injury.
The Greens took the lead in the 22nd minute with a header from Conor McDonagh, following good work from Jack Quainton, but the visitors levelled two minutes before the break after being awarded a penalty, which was converted by Jordan Williams.
Mangos went ahead in the 51st minute through Kane Simpson, but within a minute, Kidlington restored parity when Conor McDonagh scored his second. Mangotsfield created enough chances in the second-half to have won the game, but were profligate.
Considering all that has happened within the squad in recent weeks, due injuries, suspensions and lack of availability, this point was a rather pleasing note on which to end a very disappointing campaign.
We now wait to see how the club proceed over the coming months, in appointing a permanent manager.
FT: Kidlington…2 Mangotsfield United… 2
KIDLINGTON ( Green & Black) (Manager: Julian McCalmon )
G/K: Sam Warrell, 2. Jack Quainton, 3. Tommy Castle, 4. Harry Whitehead, 5. Tom Franklin ©, 6. Ben Willoughby, 7. Lewis Coyle, 8. Declan Benjamin(James Organ 68), 9. Anaclet Odhiambo(Lance Williams 46), 10. Conor McDonagh, 11. Callum Harvey.
Unused Subs: Elliott Osborne-Ricketts
Red Cards: none
Goals: Conor McDonagh (22 & 52)
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (Maroon & Sky) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. George Dorrington, 2. George Lloyd (Lewis G. Powell 51), 3. Jordan Williams, 4. Jordan Ricketts, 5. Jake Gardner, 6. Connor Jones, 7. Kane Simpson, 8. Kyle Tooze, 9. Kye Simpson, 10. Michael Bryant ©, 11. Adam Kelly
Unused Subs: Ollie Price, Sam Hill
Red Cards: none
Goals: Jordan Williams (43p), Kane Simpson (50)
Referee: Daniel Lamport , (Swindon, Wilts)
Assistants: Jonathan Livingstone, (Bicester, Oxon), Luke Peacock, (Wantage, Oxon)
Please note that our home & away games are now covered by KRT Digital Sport and can be found on Youtube.
The new season, 2018/19 starts on Saturday August 11th 2018, at 3pm.