Mangos are on the march

Published on: 01 Apr 2015

MANGOTSFIELD United’s rich run of form continued with a 2-0 victory at FC Totton on March 21.

Since December 9, the Mangos have won 12 out of 17 games, drawn two and lost only three. At the time of writing they are unbeaten in five, including wins at Swindon Supermarine and Wantage Town and at home to Wimborne Town as well as a home draw with Sholing, placing them at 11th in the league.

Former Bristol Rovers striker Lewis Powell has been a big factor in the Field’s success, netting 34 goals in 36 games. His record has, unsurprisingly, attracted attention from other clubs but manager Richard Thompson is keen to retain Powell and another ex-Rovers man, Matt Groves, next season.

Groves has scored six goals in eleven matches since he rejoined the club from Gloucester City.

Thompson told the club website mufc-online: “There’s always been interest in Lewis, but he opted to stay when offers came in last summer and he’s also turned down a few offers this season.

“He’s really happy at the club and I have a close working relationship with him. I would like to think we would keep hold of him because we’re in a good position to push on next season and Lewis is a player we need to keep hold of.

“Likewise with Matt, he’s come in and given everyone a lift and his influence has been huge for us.”

Groves was named player of the month in February and received his award from Roger Williams, chairman of Mangotsfield United Supporters Club.

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