Winchester City..4 Mangotsfield United...0
By Bob Smale
Citizens on top
Saturday 29th December 2018. The Evo-Stik League South – Division One South Attendance 139
Winchester City…4 Mangotsfield United…0
Mangos ended 2018 with a heavy defeat at Winchester City. They started the game with another new face in the line-up. Theo Llewellyn, a central midfielder, and on the bench was Tyrone Tucker-Dixon who had joined from Evesham United. Missing was Sekani Simpson.
The first half was a scrappy affair but ‘The Citizens’ were on top, and took the lead in the 22nd minute with a penalty, for a foul on Simba Mlambo, converted by Tyrell Mitford. 1-0.
Mitford came close to a second with a free-kick which keeper Kieran Hodges tipped over. Mangotsfield’s Kyle Tooze forced Ryan Pryce into a good save and also went close with a second effort.
Despite their possession, City just had the one goal lead at the break, and Mangotsfield started the second-half with a little more purpose.
In the main, they tried to find Dan Demkiv with the long ball, and his pace did cause some problems. Winchester keeper Ryan Pryce denied ‘The Field’ with a reflex save, before the hosts went further ahead after 66 minutes.
Again it was Tyrell Mitford, who turned his marker and fired home. 2-0.
Mitford showed off his skills with a smart goal to complete his hat-trick in the 76th minute and with three minutes left, Liam Gilbert bagged the fourth with a clever cut inside and a finish into the top corner. 4-0.
Visiting keeper Kieran Hodges did well to deny Simba Mlambo on two occasions, to keep the score reasonably respectable.
WINCHESTER CITY ( Red & Black) (Manager: Craig Davis )
G/K: Ryan Pryce, 2. Joe Hayward, 3. Danny King ©, 4. Liam Gilbert, 5. Rob Flooks, 6. Josh Harfield, 7. Simba Mlambo, 8. Joe Cook, 9. Oli Bailey (Ollie Griggs 65), 10. Tyrell Mitford (Brett Cunningham 79), 11. Jake Rawkins( I.K.Hill 74).
Unused Subs: Jamie Barron, Craig Davis
Red Cards: none
Goals: Tyrell Mitford (22 (pen)/66/76), Liam Gilbert (87)
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (White & Black) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Kieran Hodges, 2. Sonnie Low , 3. Matty Tanner, 4. Theo Llewellyn, 5. Harry Rutty, 6. Colin Mugoya-Tabingwa, 7. Luke Spokes, 8. Chris Peck © (Joseph Hall 77) 9. Dan Demkiv, 10. Kyle Tooze, (Tyrone Tucker-Dixon 67) 11. Jordan Williams (Sam Hill 74).
Unused Subs: Ryan Gissing, Clayton Fortune
Bookings: Theo Llewellyn (41), Chris Peck (71)
Red Cards: none
Referee: Adam Baker (Wimborne, Dorset)
Assistants: John Foster (Andover, Hants), Craig Finean (Gillingham, Dorset)
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