Mangos start preparing for next season’s challenge
Published on: 08 Jun 2015
MANGOTSFIELD United’s players are enjoying a close season break before preparing for their 2015-16 Evo Stik League Division One challenge.
They finished last season in tenth place, with 67 points, having won 20 of their 42 games.
Players and staff attended the presentation dinner at Kendleshire Golf Club on May 1, where manager Richard Thompson presented central defender Marcus Mapstone with the ‘Players Player of The Year’ award
Mapstone, 27, joined Mangotsfield from Paulton Rovers mid-way last season having previously played under Richard Thompson while at Almondsbury Town and Yate Town.
Lewis Powell, who scored 37 goals, was both the Supporters Club Player of the Year and also the Manager’s Player of the Year. Brian Gollidge was named Clubman of the Year.
Finance director Martin Preedy told the Voice: “We are also pleased that squad who finished the season have all committed to the club for the 15/16 season. There is one exception and this is Shaun Lamb who may have possible work commitments that may conflict with football duties. In addition, we are talking to possible new squad additions and there may be more news soon. Keep an eye on our website for the latest.”
Work on the pitch is being carried out during the close season as well as annual maintenance work.
Mangotsfield Unites relies on support from its sponsors and will once again be holding a draw for the stadium name and seeking matchday sponsors.
The club has two skittle alleys and is looking for new teams for the winter season. It also hopes to start a darts team. Anyone interested should contact the bar manager Dave on 0117 956 0119,
The new season starts on Saturday August 8. The fixture list will be published in mid July.
Two pre-season friendlies have been arranged so far. A Bristol City X1 will visit Cossham Street on July 21 (7.45pm) and Frome Town on August 1 (3pm). Keep an eye on the club website mufc-online for details of more friendly fixtures.