GFA COUNTY CUP QF: Mangotsfield 8-1 Churchdown Panthers Whites
Sunday 4th February 2018
We were up against a very strong side today who passed the ball really well and had bags of pace and physicality. However, we didn't do ourselves many favours in the first half. It seemed as though we gave the opposition a bit too much respect and stood off them a bit allowing them to play in key areas. Three first half goals came from balls over the top and the pace of their forwards, one from not clearing a corner effectively and another from not applying enough pressure. Unfortunately those 5 goals in the first 30 mins put the game beyond us.
The second half was much improved and we battled and contained for large periods. We did concede another 3, but also grabbed ourselves a deserved goal on 65 minutes. Jon Whiting played forward to Kye Brice who passed the ball behind the defence for Jaydon Dix to run on to. The shot from Jaydon was saved, but the rebound turned in by Ethan Dunbar.
Despite picking the ball out the net on 8 occassions, Alex Fulford pulled off some great reaction saves, stopped a number of one on ones and gets our player of the match.
Russ and Tony