Cup joy as Yate progress

November 01 2016

The much anticipated local derby at Cossham Street against Mangotsfield United in the Preliminary Round of this season’s FA Trophy proved once again that league form counts for little where cup football is concerned.

Yate Town FC

The much anticipated local derby at Cossham Street against Mangotsfield United in the Preliminary Round of this season’s FA Trophy proved once again that league form counts for little where cup football is concerned.
Yate gave an outstanding team performance to gain a merited 2-0 win to set up a first qualifying round tie against North Leigh.
Yate made the best possible start against Mangotsfield with Mitch Tippins scoring with a tremendous volley from outside the box after two minutes. Lewis Powell squandered a good opportunity to equalise but Yate enjoyed much the better of the first half despite being unable to add to their lead before the break.
The match followed a similar pattern in the second period and it was no surprise when Josh Morgan-Williams finished off a good move to increase Yate’s lead. Mangotsfield exerted some late pressure but overall Yate deserved their win.
The month had opened with a visit to AFC Totton in what transpired to be a very tight game. Few chances were created in the opening exchanges but Totton took the lead just before half time when Nathaniel Sherborne scored with a low shot into the corner.
Yate made a dramatic improvement after the break and equalised when a home corner was cleared. A flowing move downfield ended with Mitch Tippins bending the ball into the net. Both sides came close to scoring a winner but eventually the points were shared in a 1-1 draw.
Yate visited Shortwood United in a very low key league cup match in which both teams made numerous changes. Not surprisingly the sides took time to settle, with Shortwood scoring the only goal of the first half. The home team’s substitute Matt Bennett scored a quick double at the start of the second half but Yate continued to fight hard and were rewarded when Camen Harvey reduced the arrears with fifteen minutes left.  Shortwood held on to reach the next round with a 3-1 win.
After a run of four successive away matches Yate met relegated Bideford in their next match and the the Devon team were reduced to ten men midway through the first half when Ian Sampson was sent off for a very high tackle. This set the tone for a somewhat bad tempered match and although Yate took the lead with an own goal they seldom managed to play their normal style of football. Despite their numerical disadvantage Bideford turned the game around with two goals in as many minutes before Josh Morgan-Williams reacted angrily to another foul and earned himself a red card. With both sides reduced to ten men for the remaining twenty five minutes, Bideford had little trouble in holding on to their 2-1 advantage.

Yate Town Fc November Fixtures
Sat 5Th November Paulton Rovers, home 3.00 Pm
Sat 12Th November Winchester City, away 3.00 Pm
Sat 19Th November    Slimbridge, Away 3.00 Pm
Tues 22Nd Nov    Tiverton Town, Home 7.45 Pm
Sat 26Th Nov Barnstaple Town, Home 3.00 Pm
Tues 29Th Nov    Shortwood Utd, Away 7.45 Pm
Sat 3Rd December    Didcot Town, Home     3.00 Pm

Other matches @ The Jelf Stadium, Lodge Road during November
Wed 2Nd Nov, Bristol Rovers -16 V Swindon Town 7.00 Pm
Wed 9Th Nov, Bristol Rovers -15 V Newport 7.00 Pm
Sat 12Th Nov, Bristol Rovers Youth V Cheltenham T. 10.30 Am
Wed 16Th Nov, Yate Town Youth V Weston S Mare 7.30 Pm
Sat 19Th Nov, Bristol Rovers Youth V Oxford Utd     10.30 Am