Paulton Rovers...4 Mangotsfield United...2
By Bob Smale
Poor day at Winterfield Road
Saturday 1st September 2018, The Evo-Stik League South – Division One South Attendance 179
Paulton Rovers…4 Mangotsfield United…2
Match Report by Ron Loftus
Two teams who have struggled at the start of the season showed why, during a poor first half devoid of almost any football, other than a desire to lump the ball as far forward as possible in the hopes of a swift front-runner latching on to it.
With both teams introducing new signings in an attempt to improve their fortunes, it was one of Paulton’s recent recruits who produced virtually the only moment of quality in the opening half when he cut in from the left, almost on half-time, to strike powerfully home into the top right-hand corner giving Clarke no chance. Just 60 seconds later the Mangotsfield keeper failed to hold a shot from distance which rebounded kindly to Ryan Gay who was able to add to the opener from Aysa Corrick to give our hosts a deserved interval lead.
We conceded another poor goal after 55mins. when Clarke was beaten at his near post by a long distance shot from Caman Harvey which seemed to squirm under the diving goalkeeper’s body. 3-0.
The introduction of Kyle Tooze from the bench seemed to energise the side and we suddenly started to pose more of a threat. It was Tooze who was felled in the box after 68 mins. but when he took the resultant penalty it was brilliantly saved by home custodian Rob Brown diving low to his left.
Just 5 mins. later, however, Kye Simpson battled his way into the right-hand side of the box before shooting past Brown into the bottom corner. 3-1. Ten minutes from time a long clearance from Clarke saw Kye Simpson double his tally when he outstripped a tiring home rearguard and slipped the ball home as Brown advanced. 3-2.
We fell short of finding an equaliser and deep into stoppage time Ollie Price lost out to Josh Morgan Williams who toe-poked the ball past Clarke for Paulton ' s 4th. of the afternoon. Much work needs to be done if we are to climb away from the foot of the table !! 4-2.
PAULTON ROVERS ( Maroon & White) (Manager: John Rendell )
G/K: Rob Brown, 2. Treyvond Anderson, 3. Caman Harvey, 4. Sam Hedges (Kevin Davies 82), 5. Jamie Laird ©, 6. Joe Hillard (Jay Malpas 71), 7. Ben Withey, 8. Mitch Tippins, 9. Ryan Gay (Josh Morgan-Williams 69), 10. Liam Monelle, 11. Aysa Corrick
Unused Subs: Lewis Bond Kendall, Jordan Lovibond.
Red Cards: none
Goals: Aysa Corrick (45), Ryan Gay (45) Caman Harvey (55) , Josh Morgan-Williams (90)
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (White & Black) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Cameron Clarke, 2. Sekani Simpson, 3. James Bloom, 4. Tom Warren, 5. Ollie Price, 6. Jordan Ricketts(Caelen Simpson 56), 7. Thomas Llewellyn, 8. Callum Sainty (Connor Jones 29), 9. Kye Simpson, 10. Michael Bryant ©, 11. Adam Hockey (Kyle Tooze 50).
Unused Subs: Ryan Gissing, Omar Simpson
Bookings: Ollie Price (80)
Red Cards: None
Goals: Kye Simpson (72 & 80)
Referee: Andrew Hobbs
Assistants: Kevin Williams, Ian Hawkins
The next scheduled game at the GJC Commercials Ltd Stadium, will be on Tuesday 4th September 2018, when ‘The Larks’ of LARKHALL ATHLETIC will be the visitors. 7.45pm
A Southern League Cup game.