Winchester City 4-0 Mangotsfield United
A thoroughly enjoyable days work for us in the end and a cracking way to get end a really good 2018!!
We were without Rob Carr injured and also Jamie Barron was carrying a knock and so I decided to leave him on bench for this one initially, we were though able to welcome back Rob Flooks to the side.
First half was a fairly scrappy affair but we were certainly on top, eventually went 1-0 up with a pen from Ty, after that we had a really good spell and should have nicked another goal or two but came in 1 up at break. We were not overly happy with the display and wanted a bit more from the lads.
Second half we had to weather a bit of an onslaught of sorts from them, they hit long balls to their pacy forward Demkiv, we were losing a bit of the battle for any loose balls in the midfield, we had Prycey to thank for a good and important save in that period. We decided to make a tactical switch taking Oli off and bringing Griggsy on, this worked a treat and we started to really dictate the game, we scored a great goal from Ty with some individual skill, then another smart finish from Ty for his hattrick, then we put a seal on it with a brilliant cut in and strike from Gilly, 4-0 and we could have had a couple more!
A strange game in a way, we had control of it for the vast majority, only really producing the level of football we can at times, (especially the last 25 mins of 2nd half) we cannot afford to allow sides in this league to get a grip of the game as we could have been pegged back today, yet we win 4-0 and it really could have been several more, strange one!
Great win and we now can go and take on the league leaders on New Year’s Day away at blackfield, we will give that a right good go and look forward to that battle!
Hope everyone has a good New Year’s Eve, we will be preparing ourselves correctly and ready for Blackfield.
Up the citizens!