Scorers : Thomas Hillman 14, Dan Demkiv 65, 77
Date: Saturday 17th August 2019 - 3pm - Betvictor Southern League South Division One
Venue: The GJC Commercials Stadium
Mangotsfield United: Marko Radovanovic, Sekani Simpson (Lewis Dix 20), Matthew Tanner, Robbie Cox (Sacha Long 82), Keith Kearney [c], Treyvond Anderson, Ashley McGrane, Jake Thomas, Dan Demkiv, Lee Hartshorn, Thomas Hillman (Lewis Sanders 78). Unused subs : Mircea Llea, Liam Bishop
Yellow Cards: Matthew Tanner
Sholing: Ryan Gosney, TJ Cuthbertson, Marv McLean, Owen Roundell, Dan Miller, Jamie Bulpitt (Owen Royl 85), Marlon Mason (Brad Targett 56), Byron Mason [c], Dan Mason, Jake Hoole. Unused subs : Dean Faithfull, Aidan Radford, Jack Nicholas
Referee: Richard Lawrence Assistants: Graeme Martin & Louis Coker
Sholing’s return to step 4 football is undone by a brace from former Southampton Youth player Daniel Demkiv
Team News: Dan Miller & Jake Hoole both returned from holiday and replaced Owen Royl & Dean Faithfull who both dropped to the bench also Brad Targett had recovered from his illness, Tobi Falodi, Michael Okubote & Shola Amiwero travelled with the reserves and Jack Nicholas was called up to the bench.
A minutes silence preceded the kick off for Southern League Liaison Officer & Ground Grading Inspector Adrian Titcombe. Mangotsfield got off to a lively start with Sholing being second best to the ball. A deep cross as early as the 2nd minute caught out the Sholing defence and TJ Cuthbertson connected with the ball and rocketed it towards the Sholing goal but it went over the bar with Ryan Gosney placed on the other side of the goal. Sholing began to counterattack but couldn’t penetrate the Mangotsfield defence.
Mangotsfield’s pressure however began to tell and were awarded a free kick 20 yards out Thomas Hillman drilled the ball past Ryan Gosney.
On 20 minutes Sekani Simpson had not recovered from his earlier knock and was replaced by Lewis Dix. 4 minutes later Mangotsfield had a large appeal for a penalty when Daniel Demkiv went down from a challenge but referee Lawrence waved away their appeals.
Mangotsfield continued to frustrate Sholing but as the 1st half drew to a close gaps opened up and won a number of corners with close headers from Dan Miller and Dan Mason. However the prime chance for Sholing fell to Marlon Mason who drew goalkeeper Radovanovic but the Sholing winger lift the ball wide of the keeper and Mangotsfield goal. HT: - 1-0
The 2nd half started with Sholing looking a little livelier and getting into the pace of the game. Both set of players however were getting a little frustrated with refereeing decisions. Mangotsfield first effort cleared the Sholing bar, then they win a corner which Sholing defended well and the ball back in was hit too long.
Ten minutes in Sholing made their first change Marlon Mason was replaced by Brad Targett. The game was halted for three minutes while Treyvond Anderson received treatment.
After only being on the pitch for five minutes Brad Targett causing the Mangotsfield defence problems was felled by Matthew Tanner and the defender received a yellow card. TJ Cuthbertson took the free kick but his effort hit the wall and fell to Brad Targett whose well hit shot was saved Radovanovic.
On 65 minutes Mangotsfield double their lead when Thomas Hillman has his shot beaten out by Ryan Gosney but Daniel Demkiv puts the ball into an empty net.
As the game entered the final 15 minutes the Sholing players continued to get frustrated. Then 2 minutes later Mangotsfield sealed the game up with Lee Hartshorn feeding man of the match Thomas Hillman who squared the ball to Daniel Demkiv to score his second goal. Before play restarted Thomas Hillman is replaced by Lewis Saunders. On 84 minutes Ryan Gosney denies substitute Lewis Saunders a minute later Owen Royl replaces Jamie Bulpitt. Despite playing 4 minutes of added time Sholing could not get a consolation goal. FT: - 3-0
Match Report by Greg Dickson
Photos courtesy of Ray Routledge (pics not to be used without permission)
Next Game : Sholing v Basingstoke Town - Tuesday 20 Aug 7:45pm - BetVictor Southern League South Div 1