Larkhall Athletic....3 Mangotsfield United...2
By Bob Smale
Ten men struggle
Saturday 24th November 2018. The Evo-Stik League South – Division One South Attendance 160
Larkhall Athletic…3 Mangotsfield United…2
Report by Ron Loftus
The unexpected departure of Tom Warren meant Manager Ollie Price was forced into a defensive re-shuffle and our hosts were quick to take advantage of the situation scoring two early goals which gave us an uphill struggle from the off.
We were ineffective for most of the first half and the straight red card for Kyle Tooze 's reckless challenge on Geraint Bater on the stroke of half-time meant his return to the starting line-up will be short-lived !
The introduction of Louis Britton in the second half and the change to formation saw the 'Field come more into the game.When a deep cross from the left was flicked on by the young striker to the back post, Michael Bryant was able to squeeze his shot between Semmens and his near post to reduce the arrears. 2-1.
However the ten men tired as the half wore on and despite a valiant attempt by Kieran Hodges to keep out Lewis Powell’s header, the ball rebounded off the bar for Matt Groves to make the score 3-1. Substitute Miles John's late consolation did nothing but make the scoreline more respectable and the search for league points goes on.
LARKHALL ATHLETIC ( All Blue) (Manager: Phil Bater )
G/K: Shaun Semmens, 2. Mason Winter, 3. Wayne Nderemani, 4. Matt Britton, 5. Mike Baker ©, 6. Josh Jones, 7. Harry Hope, 8. Geraint Bater(Jack Dancey 63), 9. Matt Groves(Alex Lambert 77), 10. Lewis Powell, 11. Dan Restorick
Unused Subs: Lewis Hunt, Neil Andale
Bookings: Matt Britton (6), Wayne Nderemani (73)
Red Cards: none
Goals: Wayne Nderemani (11), Lewis Powell (21), Matt Groves (75)
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (White & Black) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Kieran Hodges, 2. Sekani Simpson ©, 3. Jordan Williams(Louis Britton 46), 4. Sam Hill, 5. Colin Mugoya-Tabingwa, 6. James Bloom, 7. Michael Rimmer (Adam Kelly 70), 8. Luke Spokes, 9. Kyle Tooze, 10. Michael Bryant, 11. Jake Thomas(Miles John 86).
Unused Subs: Sonnie Low, Kurt James,
Bookings: Michael Bryant (58), Luke Spokes (64)
Red Cards: Kyle Tooze (44)
Goals: Michael Bryant (55), Miles John (90)
Referee: Scott Robertson (Barnstaple, Devon)
Assistants: Nicholas Eckland (Crewkerne, Somerset), Ben Slade (Winterbourne, Bristol)
The next scheduled game at the GJC Commercials Ltd Stadium, will be on Saturday 1st December 2018, when ‘The Worthians’ of HIGHWORTH TOWN are the visitors 3.00pm