Mangos bounce back after double defeat

MANGOTSFIELD United have returned to winning ways after back-to-back defeats ended a run of five wins in a row.  

A good 5-1 away win at struggling Wantage on September 19 was the Mangos’ fourth in a row in all competitions and was well deserved, as the score suggests.

Jaydn Crosbie was among the goals again, netting a hat-trick on 22, 64 & 66 minutes, with Will Ashton (61) and Joshua Pandolfino (90+3) bagging the others.

Next up should have been an away FA Vase trip to Bourton Rovers, but the hosts folded at the beginning of the season, so Mangotsfield were automatically awarded a ‘walkover’ and were immediately placed into the next round.

A hard-earned 2-1 home win against Gloucester outfit Longlevens was sealed by two more goals from Jaydn Crosbie (11 & 69 penalty).  Longlevens hit the bar in the dying seconds and overall were unlucky not to get something from the game.

The Mangos’ fifth win in a row was also Community Day at the club, with free admission for everyone resulting in a whopping gate figure of 386.

However, it all came crashing down just three days letter as the Mangos lost 5-0 at home to Fairford Town, and the least said about the whole Mangos performance, the better – it was one of those nights! 

Defeat occurred again four days later, away to Hereford Pegasus, but this was a better performance by the Mangos, despite the 3-2 defeat.  

Jaydn Crosbie netted again, right on half time, to give the Mangos the lead at the interval, but Pegasus came back strongly after the break through Cawley Cox (53 & 61) & Harry Pitman (90+3). Marcus Kelly netted an even later consolation goal for the Mangos, in a game they were still in contention for until the dying moments.

Fortunately, the Mangos bounced back the following week with a 3-1 home win against Hereford Lads Club. Jaydn Crosbie netted in the first minute and Jake Hicks made it 2-0 on 36 minutes.  

Sam Judge got one back for the Lads Club on 67 minutes, but Jaydn Crosbie bagged another in stoppage time to wrap up the win.

Dave Smale

Upcoming fixtures:

October 28 
Worcester Raiders (home)

November 1 
Roman Glass St George (away)

November 4 Worcester City (A)

November 11 Westfields (H)

November 18 Tuffley Rovers (A)

November 21 Cinderford Town (A) 

November 25 Pershore Town (H)

November 28 Stonehouse Town (H) Challenge Cup