Mangotsfield United 1-2 Winchester City

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Winchester City 3-0 Slimbridge

on Sat 17 Mar

A very important win today!! Was far from at our best in 2nd half after a 1st half where their keeper pulled off a string of fantastic saves!! All that matters though is the 3 points and I am very content after that! I have to say that the way the boys have trained in the last 2 weeks without a game was great, they do not shirk anything I ask of them and their attitudes are brilliant, I was pleased they were rewarded for that effort with a win today! Still a lot to do but we are hanging in there! 

We were again without Tomasso, Cook and Gilbert but have been boosted with the return to warm ups and training of Gilly and Cookie, they are not far away and that truly is like a couple of new signings! 

Game started brightly and I scored with a free kick early, a number of others could have gone in too but for some wayward finishes and a number of great saves, then a good move down the right and a cross from Joe Hayward made it 2-0 at the break.

2nd half with us against a strong wind I was disappointed with us for 20 minutes or so and let them get a foothold in the game, we didn’t look overly troubled until a pen was given and prycey made the save and from then on it was all us really, a great ball from Griggsy was headed in superbly by Coxy for 3-0 and we closed the game out well for a good 3 points! It must be said that the pen save from Prycey was vital and stopped it from being more nervy than it ever needed to be, Prycey has been superb of late, I wouldn’t say he has been anywhere near his best at times this season, however he really has stepped up recently and we are delighted to have him! 

Delighted to deliver the club and supporters with the 3 points, much needed and deserved for the endeavour we have put in over the last couple of weeks! We now have to prepare well for a very tough game next week against Evesham which we know will be very tough! Already buzzing for it though! 

Up the citizens!! 

Davo

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