Cinderford Town...0 Mangotsfield United...1
By Bob Smale
Morale-boosting win at The Causeway
Saturday 15th September 2018, The Evo-Stik League South – Division One South Attendance 179
Cinderford Town…0 Mangotsfield United…1
Match Report by Ron Loftus
An outstanding display of goalkeeping by new recruit Andy Hannah, and a resolute defensive performance - which included an excellent debut by Matt Tanner at left-back - saw the 'Field claim their first points of the season against high-riding Cinderford in the Forest of Dean today.
A confident home side made most of the early running but the lads dug deep to restrict their hosts to a few half chances. Hannah was confidently dealing with crosses into the box and was a strong verbal presence in helping to organise the back line. With the lively Kye Simpson and Louis Britton always a threat up front it was the 'Field who stunned the home support by taking the lead on the stroke of half-time. A long ball through the heart of the Cinderford defence saw Kye Simpson out -run his marker before striking powerfully home into the bottom left-hand corner from just outside the 18 yard box.
As was to be expected the home side upped the tempo at the start of the second half as they went in search of the equaliser but despite enjoying the majority of possession ,a ' they-shall-not-pass' defensive performance far better than anything seen before this season saw the 'Field claim all three points. This was a vastly improved display which must have pleased Manager Ollie Price and the bar has now been set going forward as we must build on this showing in the weeks ahead if we are to continue climbing the table.
Well done to all concerned - ONWARDS AND UPWARDS !!!
CINDERFORD TOWN ( Black & White) (Manager: Paul Michaels )
G/K: Alex Harris, 2.Sam Turl, 3. Lewis Binns, 4. Lorcan Sheehan (James Harding 84), 5. Liam Angel, 6. Nick Grimes, 7. Craig Norman (Robbie Atkinson 60), 8. Matt MacDonald, 9. Richard Greaves, 10. Dan MacDonald, 11. Lewis Bamford (Blaine Waugh 74).
Unused Subs: Ben Watkins, Jordan Dibble
Red Cards: none
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (Sky & Maroon) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Andrew Hannah, 2. Sekani Simpson, 3. Matty Tanner, 4. Caelen Simpson, 5. Tom Warren, 6. Colin Mugoya-Tabingwa, 7. Kyle Tooze (Sonnie Low 90), 8. Louis Britton, 9. Kye Simpson, 10. Michael Bryant ©, (Ryan Gissing 80) 11. Jordan Williams (Adam Hockey 68).
Unused Subs: James Bloom, Tyler Jackson
Bookings: Kyle Tooze (38), Matty Tanner (69), Caelen Simpson (86)
Red Cards: None
Goals: Kye Simpson (45)
Referee: Andy Genders
Assistants: Dan Pattison, Ryan MciLravey
The next scheduled game at the GJC Commercials Ltd Stadium, will be on Saturday 22nd September 2018, when ‘The Cobblers’ of STREET FC will be the visitors. 3.00pm