Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Mansfield Town 7 v Bradford City 0 - Central League


Tuesday 16th October, at Field Mill/One Call Stadium
Central League
Mansfield Town(4) 7
Ben Hutchinson 8, 22,  Nick Wright 13, 76, 86
Chris Clements 37, Luke Jones 57
Bradford City (0) 0
Admission £3, 
Free (slightly inaccurate) team sheet,  
Attendance quite low, because a lot of people chose to watch the Poland v England game on TV instead ... which will now kick off at 4pm tomorrow after being postponed in farcical circumstances tonight.
Mansfield Town:
Shane Redmond, Jake Green, Andy Owens, Luke Jones, Jobe Shaw, Chris Clements, Louis Briscoe, Lee Stevenson, Nick Wright, Ben Hutchinson, Solomon Taiwo
Subs - Scott Rogers, Joel Holland, Nuha Jabbi, Ben Birch, Joe Flint, Kurtis Turner
Bradford City:
Stuart Morrison, Robert Hiza, Forrayah Bass, Scott Brown, Carl McHugh, Jamie Arundel, Tom Bott, Ritchie Jones, Adam Baker, Nathan Curtis, Conner Eranget
Subs - Sam Wright, Elliott Walker, Callum Hepworth, Andrew Boote
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Former Stags manager Steve Parkin was sat a few rows down from us tonight, he's the assistant manger at Bradford City these days.
Never mind Steve ... look what you could've had, eh!? ;-)
The Stags were as dominant as the scoreline suggests.
In actual fact, the Bantams keeper, Stuart Morrison, prevented the margin of victory being even greater, while Bradford barely mustered four attempts together all night.
I'll spare you too much long winded detail tonight (cue a universal sigh of relief), because there will be a perfectly good detailed match report, written by Craig Priest on the official MTFC website any time soon, where you'll also be able to find links to the club shop and special offers on match day hospitality packages.
So, just the goals tonight then:
1-0. Eight minutes. Chris Clements' corner was nodded back across the face of the Bradford goal by Nick Wright, for Ben Hutchinson, who powerfully headed home the opening goal.
2-0. Thirteen minutes. Hutchinson repaid the compliment and turned provider for right, playing in a precision pass into the path of Wright's run and placed the ball under Stuart Morrison to double the Stags lead.
3-0. Twenty two minutes. Having just missed from close range from a Lee Stevenson cross, Ben Hutchinson turned home a Chris Clements corner from eight yards out.
4-0. Thirty seven minutes. In the engine room and in the thick of it for the Stags tonight, Chris Clements claimed a well deserved goal for himself.
He'd already come agonisingly close with a powerful effort that was fractionally off target, but made no mistake when Louis Briscoe's corner kick reached him on the edge of the area and he curled the ball into the top corner from 18 yards out. A sublime finish.
HT: Stag 4 v Bantams 0
 Stags away shirt.
All sizes available from the club shop now.
There was plenty more goal mouth action, most of it featuring Hutchinson and Wright, either side of half time, but I'd be here all night if I was to recount all of it.
5-0. Fifty seven minutes. Luke Jones arrived right on cue to power home a corner from the right hand side by Chris Clements.
6-0. Seventy six minutes. Bradford's number 17, I'm not sure what he's called, because he didn't feature on the team sheet, hit a curling shot that rattled the Stags cross bar, but |Mansfield went straight back on the attack and Ben Hutchinson played a quick ball forward from in the middle of the park for Nick Wright to run on to and the Stags number 9 buried the ball past Morrison from the left hand edge of the area.
At this point I asked my friend who'd travelled to the game with me, if he knew where I could pick up a copy of Phil Stant's excellent autobiography 'Ooh Ah Stantona' and he told me "You're in luck, they're available in the Stags club shop in hardback for just a fiver at the moment, while stocks last".
7-0. 86 minutes. Maybe word had got out from the Bradford City bench that the team bus would be going without them and they could walk home if they didn't buck their ideas up, because the Bantams woke up all of a sudden, but three attacks came to nothing and  the Stags keeper Shane Redmond had very little to do.
Ben Hutchinson was fouled and took the free kick quickly himself out to Louis Briscoe, who muscled past the City left back and put over a cross from the byline, which fell to Nick Wright, who had all the time in the world, to take a touch, before drilling home Mansfield's seventh goal of the night to complete his hat trick.
Full time score: Mansfield Town Reserves 7 v. Bradford City Reserves 0.
Shane Redmond - a clean sheet and cameo appearance
Next up: Wednesday night, Harworth Colliery Institute v Maltby Main, NMU19L Division 2.