Wednesday 24th August 2011 - at Field Mill
Mansfield Town U19 (2) 10
Adam Somes 2, 24, 65, 66, 82
Scott Rogers 55, Joe Flint 57, Danny Barke 85
Lewis Chambers 87, Jack Hawkins 89
Blidworth WelfareU19 (1) 1
Admission £2, Free team sheet, Attendance 192
Adam Somes fired the home side ahead after just two minutes and things looked ominous for the visitors.
But the Blidworth fans who'd made the short journey into town had something to cheer on 15 minutes when their left back fired home an equaliser from the edge of the box ... an opportunity that was created by Kieran Wells persistence and refusal to give the ball up as a lost cause on the right hand side of the area.
On 24 minutes Somes tussled with the Blidworth keeper on the edge of the area and came away with ball ... and he slotted the Stags 2-1 ahead from 18 yards out.
Mark Hemingway, the Stags U19 manager must be quite some motivator, because his side came out after the break and netted a further eight goals.
On 55 minutes Scott Rogers, who was in goal for the Stags Under 19's the last time I saw him play (and he was making a good job of it too) fired home his sides 3rd goal ... it took a bit of a deflection en route, but his shot was on target, so Scott's claim on the goal was a valid one.
Two minutes later, Joe Flint surged into the box and with the Blidworth defence in his wake stabbed home MTFC U19's fourth goal ... the floodgates were well and truly open.
Wells found himself devoid of any support from his Blidworth team mates in the Stags penalty area, whilst he was surrounded by Stags defenders ... he improvised by created an overhead kick for himself from an unlikely angle and was unlucky that the ball just the wrong side of the right hand post.
On 65 minutes Adam Somes scored again.
On 66 minutes Adam Somes scored yet again.
On 82 minutes Adam Somes scored his fifth and last goal of the night, before being substituted ... his effort from just outside the 6 yard box that made the score 7-1, did look marginally offside to me, but the linesman was in line with it and thought otherwise ... besides, it was hardly going to influence the outcome of the game either way now.
Danny Barke was next on the score sheet, with Blidworth's number 6, Peter Jr. Spencer getting the final touch on the ball as he tried in vain to make a last ditch clearance.
With three minutes remaining Lewis Chambers made space for himself and scored the ninth goal for the Stags from a totally unmarked position.
In stoppage time Jack Hawkins claimed a goal for himself, having been the creator of several of his team mates scoring opportunities, he won the ball outside the right hand side of the box and belted home an unstoppable solo effort.