Mangotsfield United 1-2 Winchester City

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Winchester City 5-1 Shortwood Town

on Sat 23 Dec

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, with a performance apart from the first 10/15 minutes and a 5 minute spell when they scored that was first class, we were more than worth our 5-1 win and it could have been several more!

We went into the game with a fully fit squad and selection headaches, we selected a side for this game in particular after watching them, to be fair it was a very good performance and I was very pleased with all of the players and the subs. 

First 10/15 minutes we didn’t really get our game going, it was definitely a little bit of the time off that had an effect, we soon settled though and dominated with them camped in, we scored from a Jamie Barron free kick in the top corner and doubled our lead with Coxy striking in very well from edge of the box for 2-0, it really should have been several more though at the break.

2nd half again it was all us but a rare breakaway and they scored and had a spell for 5 minutes where we wobbled a bit... then we got back into it and Rob Carr who was getting scythed down all game was brought down a red card to their winger, we were even more dominant after that, we scored a fantastic goal with a flowing move and then cross from Coxy acrobatically volleyed in by Oli. A 4th quickly followed from Coxy and a 5th and his hat trick in the last minute! A fantastic result and puts us right in the mix! 

A massive well done to our players and the staff who have kept the boys motivated and fit and sharp over these 3 weeks with some innovative sessions and really hard physical work, this effort was repaid with a great display, well done all! 

Finally a well done to the supporters who again were superb for us and we really are grateful for it! I wish you all a happy Christmas and roll on the next game! 3 points off 2nd with 2 games on hand on them... not bad for a group of lads who were written off at start of the season! 2 massive derbies coming up now and we know how hard they will be but we are excited for them. 

Up the citizens! 

Davo

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