Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Mansfield Town 6 v Morecambe 0 - The Central League - Divisional Section Division Two

Wednesday 17th April 2013
at Field Mill, AKA Wonk Hall, AKA One Call Stadium
The Central League - Divisional Section Division 2
Mansfield Town (3) 6
Todd 35, Clements 43, 45
Wright 48, 62, 75
Morecambe (0) 0
Admission Free, no programmes or team sheets
Attendance 65/70 or somewhere around that
There will possibly be a few more people here on Saturday
Mansfield Town Reserves:
Redmond, Tolley, Wright, Thompson, Hutchinson, Todd, Marsden (Birch), Pilkington, Geohaghon, (J) Green (Lamb), Clements
Morecambe Reserves:
Cookson, McGowan, Lewis (Newton), Riley, Short, Dunleavy, McGee, Naylor, Mwasile, Woods, Parkinson.
Sub not used: Jones.
Spot the referee - pre kit change
The Stags Reserves made easy work of dismantling a predominantly youthful looking side from Morecambe tonight.
The home side started the game with the stiff wind behind their backs and had several chances to take advantage of the conditions, before player/manager Andy Todd finally broke the deadlock on 35 minutes when he nodded a header back across the face of goal from Jake Green's cross that bulged the net just inside the right hand upright.
The Shrimpers defence were caught flat footed, twice, just before half time and Chris Clements benefited both times ... scoring first from a lofted James Tolley pass into his path that he drilled home from 12 yards, before lobbing the visitors keeper Jack Cookson, from a similar distance, after Nick Wright had picked him out with a precision ball, less than a minute later.
HT - Mansfield Town 3 v Morecambe 0
Three minutes into the second half, the officials missed Nick Wright pulling a defenders arm back to put him out of the race for the ball in the middle of the park, before he advanced 30 yards at pace and buried the ball into the Quarry Lane End net for the Stags fourth goal of the night.
In what had become a fairly one sided contest, which was hardly surprisingly given how strong a line up Mansfield had started with tonight, i.e. ten of the starting eleven have had first team experience this season, Nick Wright bagged another brace of goals to claim his hat trick, as the home side steadily racked up the goals and won fairly easily.
FT - Mansfield Town Reserves 6 v Morecambe Reserves 0