Yate Town...4 Mangotsfield United....3
By Bob Smale
Bluebells edge home
Wednesday 26th December 2018. The Evo-Stik League South – Division One South Attendance 330. Kick-off 1pm
Yate Town…4 Mangotsfield United…3
Report by Ron Loftus
An entertaining Boxing Day local derby saw the 'Field just fail to grab a point at our promotion-chasing hosts. After an even opening 10-15 minutes it was Yate who opened the scoring when the impressive David Simms-Burgess was allowed to work an opening on the edge of the area and his low shot went inside the left-hand post on 18 mins.
After 28 mins. we drew level when the ball was given away by the Yate midfield and a strong run from Luke Spokes saw him progress into our hosts penalty area before firing a low shot past Grimshaw in the home goal. Less than a minute later, Yate retook the lead when a deep cross from the left was met by Twyman whose looping header went over Hodges and into the far corner. The score became 2-2 almost immediately when Kyle Tooze battled his way through the heart of the Yate defence before unleashing a powerful strike into the top left-hand corner from just inside the area.
Just when it looked as if the teams would go in all-square at half-time Josh Ford was allowed a free header from a left- wing corner to make the interval scoreline 3-2 for The Bluebells.
Substitutions for both teams early in the second period did nothing to slow the pace of the game and Matty Tanner capitalised on some hesitant defending to bring us level yet again after 69mins. An unfortunate slip by Sekani Simpson gave Simms-Burgess a clear run on goal soon after and he duly put the chance away to make it 4-3 to our hosts.
We kept battling right to the end and in the dying stages a Jordan Williams free-kick was met by Dan Demkiv whose header came back off the bar. As the game entered stoppage time Matty Tanner sent a powerful left-foot strike inches wide of the right-hand post and that was it. Yet another single goal defeat and it only goes to show high fine the margins are considering the respective league positions of the two sides !
We move on and hopefully at some point our luck will change !
YATE TOWN ( White & Navy) (Manager: Paul Britton )
G/K: Ross Grimshaw, 2. Nick Humphreys, 3. Elliott Keightley, 4. Nick Peare ©, 5. Josh Ford, 6. Mike Bryant,(George King 84), 7. Adam Price, 8. Joe Guest, 9. Ross Langworthy(Olly Mehew 59), 10. David Simms-Burgess(Harry Warwick 80), 11. Jack Twyman
Unused Subs: Josh Cann, Ben Brooks
Red Cards: none
Goals: David Simms-Burgess (18 & 72), Jack Twyman (29), Josh Ford (44)
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (Sky & Maroon) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Kieran Hodges, 2. Sekani Simpson ©, 3. Matty Tanner, 4. Sonnie Low, 5. Harry Rutty, 6. Colin Mugoya-Tabingwa (Joseph Hall 84), 7. Luke Spokes, 8. Chris Peck, 9. Dan Demkiv, 10. Kyle Tooze(Clayton Fortune 65), 11. Ryan Gissing(Jordan Williams 55).
Unused Subs: Sam Hill, Jamie Bremner
Red Cards: none
Goals: Luke Spokes (27), Kyle Tooze (30), Matty Tanner (68)
Referee: Andrew Hobbs (Radstock)
Assistants: David Lilly (Yeovil), Shaun Tobin (Trowbridge)
The next scheduled game at the GJC Commercials Ltd Stadium, will be on Tuesday 1st January 2019, when ‘The Centurions of CIRENCESTER TOWN are the visitors 3.00pm