Mighty Mangos U16s lift county trophy
MANGOTSFIELD United Under 16s sealed the league and cup double with a 2-1 victory over Milton Nomads in the Somerset Shield final.
More than 100 fans watched the Mangos take on their Weston-based rivals at Wells City FC’s ground.
Mangotsfield dominated possession for most of the first half but defences on both teams were strong and resolute. The deadlock was finally broken in the 23rd minute after a fine move involving five players before Andy Williams slotted the ball home.
Nomads pressed for an equaliser after the break but the Mangos defence were totally dominant and on one of their numerous breaks were awarded a penalty after a late tackle. Andy Williams was the man again to make it 2-0 and although Nomads got a goal back late on Mangotsfield held on to lift the trophy.
AFC Mangotsfield have also held their annual award ceremony. Winners included:
First Team: Manager’s Player: Josh Hocking
Players’ Player: Mike Millet
Reserves: Manager’s Player: Tom Leat
Players’ Player: Dan Ring
"A" Team Manager’s Player: Nick Lawrence
Players’ Player: Craig stephens
District 1st Manager’s Player: Jay sheedy
Players’ Player: Josh Grant
District Res Manager’s Player: Steve Brown
Players’ Player: Paul Smart
Team of the Season AFC Mangos "A" Team for winning the Suburban Division 3 Title