Mangos invite fans in

MANGOTSFIELD United are offering fans free entry to their Cossham Street ground to see the improving team take on local rivals Roman Glass St George.

The Hellenic League Premier Division match on March 11, which kicks off at 3pm, will be the centrepiece of a community day aimed at bringing more people in to the club.

It comes as the Mangos’ on-field fortunes improve.  

A creditable 2-2 draw away to promotion-chasing Hereford side Westfields at the end of January was almost 3 points for the Mangos.

Ollie Jenkins and Jaydn Crosbie gave Mangotsfield a surprise 2-0 lead at half time.

The hosts dominated play after that, pulling a goal back in the 57th minute, but Mangos keeper Jakob Glover made some great saves, including a penalty on 83 minutes, before Westfields scored from a corner in stoppage time.

After 2-1 defeats away to Corsham Town in the Bluefin Sports UHL Cup and in the league at another promotion-chasing side, Worcester Raiders, the Mangos got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Wantage Town in the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup.

After chances at both ends, Mangos broke the deadlock on 27 minutes when Owen Ridler scored at the second attempt, after his first shot came back off the bar.

Three minutes later it was 2-0, thanks to a Jaydn Crosbie header following a corner

Wantage pulled one back on 89 minutes with a penalty, but it was too little, too late.

Three valuable points came on the following Saturday with a hard-earned 1-0 home win against a dogged Brimscombe & Thrupp side, the only goal coming from Tabu Minzamba on 79 minutes.

Three days later, the Mangos went goal crazy with a 4-2 away win at Lydney Town that put them a very healthy 8 points clear of the division’s bottom two clubs.

A great team performance produced goals from Ollie Jenkins, Owen Humphries, Luke Bence and Josh Haynes. It was an excellent win for the Mangos who, once ahead, always held the upper hand.

Dave Smale

Upcoming fixtures:

February 28:
Thornbury Town (H) 7.45pm
March 4:
Hereford Pegasus (A) 3pm
March 7:
Tuffley Rovers (A) 7.45pm
March 11:
Roman Glass St George (H) 3pm
March 18: 
Wantage Town (A) 3pm
March 21: 
Lydney Town (H) 7.45pm
March 25: 
Corsham Town (H) 3pm