Mangos chalk up first win of season in FA Cup
MANGOTSFIELD United have won through to the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup after recording their first competitive win of the season in the competition's Preliminary Round.
The Mangos beat Tavistock AFC 3-0 at Cossham Street on August 21, with a goal from Liam Towler in the first half followed by two from Wayne Nderemani in the second in front of 200 spectators.
Towler opened the scoring in the 45th minute with a 25-yard shot that hit the crossbar on its way over the line.
Three minutes into the second half Nderemani scored from a corner before making it a brace in the 82nd minute, courtesy of a ball from George Neill, to see off the side that knocked them out of the competition last year.
The Mangos are still four matches away from the First Round proper – their next tie in the competition is in the First Qualifying Round on September 4.
The club are still looking for their first win in the Southern League Division One South after suffering defeats in their opening two fixtures.
On August 14 Mangotsfield lost the season opener 2-0 at home to Southampton based Sholing FC and just two days later travelled to Evesham United, where they lost despite going ahead in the 18th minute, when home defender Ryan Paddock turned Wayne Nderemani's cross into his own net.
The Mangos' next fixture was set to be at home to Plymouth Parkway on August 28 in the league, with a derby match away to Bristol Manor Farm following two days later on Bank Holiday Monday.