Mansell makes Whitchurch move

Jamie Mansell (in red)

Jamie Mansell (in red)

First published in Sport

Sholing striker Jamie Mansell has signed for Sydenhams Premier Division side Whitchurch United.

The youngster, who has played for the Boatmen’s youth teams and won a series of trophies with the reserves last term, has signed for The Jam Boys on a temporary gentleman’s agreement where Sholing can recall the attacker if they need.

“I’m pleased to have him on board, he’ll be starting against Totton & Eling tonight,” said Whitchurch boss Carl Bennett.

Main striker Danny Phillips has gone on holiday, meaning he’ll miss a few games, giving Mansell his chance to impress in the Wessex.

Whitchurch have also signed former Winchester youngster Josh Harfield.

The north Hampshire side drew 3-3 with Blackfield & Langley on Saturday and Bennett feels they could have easily won that match at Longmeadow.

Mansell made his debut, coming off the bench in the second-half.

Jack Garner missed a one-on-one with Gareth Barfoot in the Watersiders’ net and that cost them as Jake Rowley and a Michael Durdey penalty on 83 minutes secured the draw.

“We could have easily won,” said Bennett.

“I’d put my house on Jack Garner to score from a one-on-one and I was surprised that he missed.

“That would have made it 4-2 and they wouldn’t have caught us.”

Ryan Lambert and a Phillips brace put them 3-2 up after a two minute double as Dave Ewen notched from the spot and Jake Rowley scored for B&L.

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