Street 7 - 0 Mangotsfield United
Tuesday 11th July 2017
Street’s management duo of Richard Fey and Nathan Rudge could do little but purr with delight on Friday evening as the Toolstation Western League side took apart Southern League Mangotsfield United at the Tannery in what was a clinical and highly impressive attacking display.
The Bristol side were without a number of regulars but Street had both lead strikers Steve Murray and Dave O’Hare missing and in truth they may struggle to get into the side for next Saturday’s Toolstation Cup Final against North East Counties League side AFC Mansfield.
The new look home attack of Harry Foster and Josh Wadham both claimed hat-tricks with Craig Herrod topping off a stunning display with a goal of his own in the first half which ended with the Cobblers 4-0 up and cruising.
Foster was given far too much space inside two minutes to lob former Bristol City keeper Steve Phillips and open the scoring and with the visiting defence all at sea Foster again escaped and walked the ball around Phillips for a tap in three minutes later.
Laurent Davis-Wilson had a half chance for United but it came to nothing then Ben Anghar headed a Herrod corner wide but the third goal was not long in coming as, on the half hour Herrod’s pace was far too much for the visitors and he drew Phillips before slotting home with the minimum of fuss.
Just before the break Anghar stole the ball just inside the Mangotsfield half and released Wadham who thrashed home the fourth with the home crowd hardly daring to believe what was happening.
A few choice phrases were used in the away dressing room and for a while after the break Street were under a little pressure but their counter attacks were irresistible and on the hour Aiden Chainey put Foster through and he tucked the ball under Phillips for the fifth and his own hat-trick.
Herrod then broke again at speed from deep inside his own half and released Wadham who smashed in the sixth just before the end the same man completed his hat-trick with a spectacular volley to put Street into seventh heaven.