Moneyfields...3 Mangotsfield United...1
By Bob Smale
Moneyfields push for promotion
Saturday 16th February 2019. The Evo-Stik League South – Division One South Attendance 73
Moneyfields …3 Mangotsfield United…1
Match report by Ron Loftus
The tough-looking away fixture in the suburbs of Portsmouth was just that, as we struggled to contain an experienced and strong Moneyfields side. The home team started with pace and put us under extreme pressure from the off, winning a series of corners inside the first 5-10 mins. It was from a corner that our hosts took the lead, in the 7th minute, as Brett Poate put in an inswinging left foot curler that deceived Perry at his near post and he was only able to parry the ball into the roof of the net.
Thereafter we battled to contain the home side who controlled midfield and made good use of their wide players giving a torrid debut for new signing Issac Kelly at left back..However, we stuck to the task and enjoyed our best spell towards the end of the first half.
The hard-working Louis Britton chased a lost cause after 39 mins. and was able to retrieve the ball before setting up Lewis Ellington just outside the box, who took a touch before striking powerfully towards goal. Unfortunately the ball cannoned off the inside of the right-hand post and across the 6 yard box before being cleared.
Within 10 mins. of the start of the second period we conceded a poor second as a free-kick from the right found central defender Curtis DaCosta who was given time and space to head home from within the 6 yard box. 2-0.
The usual rash of substitutions did nothing to alter the pattern of the game and it became three after the Moneyfields winger, Lloyd Rowlatt was able to get to the touchline before giving Sam Pearce a tap-in from close range. 3-0.
We did secure a consolation in stoppage time when Tyrone Tucker-Dixon wriggled through on the right before Louis Britton was able to stoop low and guide his waist-high cross into the bottom corner. We move on but worringly, Barnstaple seem to be going on a bit of a run so we will have to redouble our efforts if we are to stay out of trouble at the foot of the table !!
MONEYFIELDS ( Yellow/Navy) (Manager: Dave Carter )
G/K: Steven Mowthorpe, 2. Daniel Woodward (Louie Martin 53), 3. Conor Bailey, 4. Jake Raine, 5. Curtis DaCosta, 6. Brett Poate(Tyler Giddings 83), 7. Joseph Briggs, 8. Lewis Fennemore © (Jamie Ford 80), 9. Rowan Vine, 10. Sam Pearce, 11. Lloyd Rowlatt.
Unused Subs: Daniel Wooden
Bookings: Daniel Woodward (52), Jake Raine (74)
Red Cards: none
Goals: Brett Poate (7), Curtis DaCosta (51), Sam Pearce (71)
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED: (Maroon & Sky) (Manager: Ollie Price)
G/K. Joe Perry, 2. Sekani Simpson ©, 3. Isaac Kelly, 4. Clayton Fortune, 5. Lee Hartshorn, 6. Kevin Davies(Luke Spokes 58), 7. James Ollis, 8. Chris Peck, 9. Dan Demkiv(Tyrone Tucker-Dixon 66), 10. Louis Britton, 11. Lewis Ellington (Tom Hillman 79)
Unused Subs: Joseph Hall, Ollie Price
Bookings: Chris Peck (21), Kevin Davies (51), Luke Spokes (78)
Red Cards: none
Goals: Louis Britton (90)
Referee: Conall Bartlett (Hassocks, Sussex)
Assistants: Ciaran Fidler (Brighton), Will Briers (Brighton)
The next scheduled game at the GJC Commercials Ltd Stadium, will be on Saturday 23rd February 2019, when ‘The Town’ of MELKSHAM TOWN are the visitors 3.00pm