After a great effort from the Mangotsfield ground staff to get the game on, it was the classic game of two halves due to a strong wind. The home side had the advantage of the wind in the first half and scored twice through Ryan Bath on 12 minutes and a Lynden Dovey own goal on 40. Mangotsfield should have been out of sight of Evesham by half time. The referee got injured and a replacement had to be found over half-time.
Evesham had the wind behind them in the second half and came more into the game. Lance Smith bagged a goal on 65 minutes but almost immediately, Lewis Powell made it 3-1 from close range. Evesham continued to create chances and Smith scored again on 82 minutes. Despite late pressure Mangotsfield held on to keep them in third place.
Full report to follow.
Bateman, Wilson, Wellon, Barnfield (Vercesi 73), Dovey, Watkin, Williams (Tambling 78), Davis (Kennedy 60), Smith, Palmer, Mansell
Subs not used: Barnfather and Brown.