Mangotsfield’s good run continues
Published on: 02 Mar 2015
A PLAY-OFF place could be on the cards for Mangotsfield United after a recent good run of form.
The team have won eight out of their last 12 matches and are hoping supporters will turn out in force for their final games of the season at Cossham Street.
Finance director Martin Preedy said: “Due to the fantastic work by our groundsmen, we have not had a home game postponed this winter. We have five home games left in March and April, all of which are on Saturdays.
“Saturday 11 April, when we are home to Taunton Town, is designated as a ‘former players’ day’. Everyone who has played for the club is welcome to pop along, watch the “Saturday 18 April is our last home match of the season and is our ‘sponsors day’. Everyone who has sponsored us this season is welcome.”
The club also plays host to a hero from another sport, Gareth Chilcott, who will speak at a Sportsman’s Dinner on March 5.
On the field, the side has been strengthened by the return of Alex Kite, who had a long lay-off after badly dislocating his shoulder on October 4 last year.
An exciting match came at high-flying Stratford Town. Mangos dominated the game and were 4-0 up with quarter of an hour to go. Stratford surged their way back into the game, scoring three goals, making it a nail-biting wait for the final whistle.
The ‘Field were on the wrong end of a close scoreline against North Leighton at Cossham Street. They were one up after 33 minutes through Matt Groves. Their opponents equalised after the break then made it 2-1 on 81 minutes. Mangotsfield equalised with an 88th-minute Lewis Powell penalty, only to see North Leighton score a winning penalty three minutes into injury time. Shaun Lamb was sent off after the final whistle for foul and abusive language.