Winchester 5 Mangotsfield 1
Winchester's first home league match of the season yielded 3 points against a young Mangotsfield side and the 5-1 victory moved them to the top of the table after two matches. It equalled their best ever win against Mangotsfield having beaten them 4-0 two years ago when Tyrell Mitford scored a hat-trick. However on Wednesday AFC Totton replaced them at the top of the ttable.
Mangotsfield despite being a relatively young side were unlucky to lose to the much fancied Frome team on the opening day of the season.
Winchester announced an unchanged starting line-up from the previous Tuesday with the recently re-signed Ollie Griggs on the substitutes bench.
Winchester made an excellent start taking in the lead in the 3rd minute with Ollie Balmer scoring following a good team move. It was then 2-0 five minutes later when Balmer scored with a well executed ;;lob. At that stage Winchester were well on top, but Mangotsfierld came back in the game as the half progressed with George Neill having a shot saved and Harry Simons also coming close, although at the other end Rob Carr twice came close to adding a third Winchester goal.
Mangotsfield pulled a goal back in the 56th minute through Simons following a bit of goalmouth scramble, although the visitors also thought they could have been awarded a penalty in the build up.
However Mangotsfield's was short lived as Jamie Barron restored Winchester's two goal lead five minutes later. Winchester were then awarded a penalty, but Jamie Barron's spot kick was saved at the expense of a corner. However from the resulting corner Kieran Douglas headed home Winchester's fourth.
Griggs, Graeme Purdy and Dan Williamson came on for Winchester as second half substitutes and Max Smith scored Winchester's fifth in the closing minute of the game.