Mangotsfield United...1 Blackfield & Langley...2
By Bob Smale
Leaders stay top
Saturday 15th December 2018, The Evo-Stik League South – Division One South Attendance 78
Mangotsfield United….1 Blackfield & Langley…2
Mangotsfield missed Adam Kelly & Matty Tanner as they more than matched top-of-the-table Blackfield & Langley and can rightfully point out that their performance merited a point. However, when you are near the foot of the table, nothing goes your way.
Early action saw good interplay between Clayton Fortune & Chris Peck and a clever run and drive from Luke Spokes, was held low by keeper Lewis Noice. Miles John sent over a teasing cross which was just ahead of Clayton Fortune.
The Watersiders, showed their pace through Lerone Plummer, whose early snap volley was well wide, Adam Tomasso fired over the top, & Liam Robinson was erratic from distance.
Shortly before the break, Luke Spokes rifled a low drive against the near post, with the ball rolling across the goalline with no one able to get a touch.
The hosts started well after the break, and took the lead in the 61st minute when Luke Spokes swept home a cross from Jordan Williams. 1-0.
Just seven minutes later, B & L were level due to Lerone Plummer prodding home from close range at the far post 1-1.
The visitors went looking for a winner, although the result could have gone either way, but with six minutes remaining, that man Plummer struck again.
Mangos keeper Kieran Hodges got a hand to a dropping ball and tipped it against the bar, but Plummer got his head to it and nodded home from very close range.1-2.
The hosts fully deserved a share of the spoils but ‘The Watersiders’ showed why they head the table, as they came from behind to win.
FT: Mangotsfield United… 1 Blackfield & Langley…2
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (Maroon & Sky) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Kieran Hodges, 2. Sekani Simpson ©, 3. Jordan Williams, 4. Sam Hill, 5. Harry Rutty, 6. Colin Mugoya-Tabingwa, 7. Luke Spokes, 8. Chris Peck(Sonnie Low 79), 9. Dan Demkiv, 10. Clayton Fortune, 11. Miles John (Ryan Gissing 49).
Unused Subs: Michael Rimmer, Ollie Price, Chris Lane.
Bookings: Chris Peck (37)
Red Cards: None
Goals: Luke Spokes (61)
BLACKFIELD & LANGLEY ( All Green) (Manager: Glenn Howes )
G/K: Lewis Noice, 2. Zak Sharpe, 3. Ryan Oakley, 4. Adeoye Olumuyiwa, 5. Sam Poole ©, 6. Adam Tomasso, 7. Liam Robinson, 8. Connoe Doe (Charlie Urry 62), 9. Lerone Plummer, 10. Fatah Makhloufi (Owen Fee 75), 11. Patrick Nolan
Unused Subs: Lewis Tallack, Olly Balmer, Lewis Waterfield
Red Cards: none
Goals: Lerone Plummer (68) , Adeoye Olumuyiwa (84)
Referee: Martin Peters (Bristol)
Assistants: Mark Loughlin (Bristol), Fraser Lewis (Thornbury)
The next scheduled game at the GJC Commercials Ltd Stadium, will be on Saturday 22nd December 2018, when ‘The Swans ’ of SLIMBRIDGE FC will be the visitors. 3.00pm