Wednesday, 30 September 2015

AFC Mansfield 12 v Lincoln Moorlands 2 - NCEL Div 1

Wednesday 30th September 2015
at the Forest Town Arena
Toolstation NCEL Division 1
AFC Mansfield (6) 12
Dean Rick 8, 14, 16, 25, 38, 46, 57
Ryan Williams 12
Danny Naylor 49
Jake Park 59
Craig Mitchell 62
Chris Timons 65
Lincoln Moorlands (2) 2
Sam Triffitt 35,
Chris Timons 42 OG
Admission £4. Programme £1.50. Attendance 55
AFC Mansfield
Jason White, Perry Marriott, Mark Dudley, Chris Timons, Joe Cheeseman, Danny Naylor (Brad Wilson 70), Ryan Williams (Declan Brewin 27), Phil Buxton (Steve Sowter 62), Dean Rick (C), Craig Mitchell, Jake Park
Unused subs - Jimmy Ghaichem, Adon Spencer
Lincoln Moorlands
Liam Joyce, Kieran Locking, Adam Hindmarsh, Ben Clucas, Leigh Warman, Joe Simpson, Josh Martin (Ashley Stephson 48), Sam Triffitt (Lawrence King 62), Gav Mackie, Alex Mackinder, Ward Wisdom-Lockwood
Both subs used
Right then... the gist of it:
1st minute: Jason White pulls off a brave point blank save from Gav Mackie.
8th minute: Dean Rick opens the scoring when he lobs Liam Joyce from 12 yards out, with what at that time is the Bulls first shot on goal after a slow start.
12th minute: Rick fouled as he homes in on the Moorlands goal. Penalty awarded. Joyce saves Ryan Williams' spot kick, but 'Rhino' scores from the rebound.
14th minute: Craig Mitchell's cross finds Rick, who turns the ball into the net despite the close attentions of Joyce and two defenders.
16th minute: Rick picks up a pass from Mitchell out on the left hand side of the area, drops his shoulder and sees off a challenge then drills the ball just inside the post to complete an eight minute hat trick.
25th minute: Defence splitting pass from Mark Dudley, sends Rick through one on one against the Moorlands keeper, where he wrong foots Joyce before 'tickling' the ball into the back of the net.
35th minute: The home side are rattled as Lincoln Moorlands pull a goal back, when Sam Triffitt spanks home a quality strike from 20 yards. "You're not singing anymore!"
38th minute: Leigh Warman cushions a header back towards his own keeper, but Rick had run through on his blind side and 'dinked' the ball over the unfortunate Joyce.
42nd minute: Lincoln hoist the ball forward into the Bulls penalty area, to where Chris Timons, leaps like a salmon... and crashes a textbook header past his own keeper and into the roof of the net.
HT: The Bulls 6 v The Moor 2
46th minute: Rick runs onto a long pass from Danny Naylor inside the Bulls half, rounds Joyce and 'rolls home' his sixth and Mansfield's seventh, into the back of the open net.
48th minute: Gav Mackie strikes a sweet shot from 12 yards out that rattles back off of the left hand upright with White well beaten. Fine margins, eh!?
49th minute: Danny Naylor manages to prise the ball away from Rick for a few moments and scores the home side's eight goal of the night.
57th minute: Rick holds off the close attentions of Leigh Warman, before 'caressing' the ball past Joyce.
59th minute: Jake Park latches onto a loose ball as Lincoln struggle to clear their lines and 'nudges' the ball past Joyce, who by this point will probably never speak to any of his defenders again, ever!
62nd minute: Declan Brewin's fierce strike is turned away by Joyce, but Craig Mitchell is on hand to 'punt' the ball over the line from close range.
65th minute: Chris Timons has a déjà vu moment as he heads home goal number 12 for his side and celebrates after checking that he is in front of the right goal this time.
88th minute: Declan Brewin advanced forward a full forty yards down the right flank, leaving all comers in his wake, before 'pinging' a powerful angled shot towards the goal, that zipped into the side netting just the wrong side of the right hand upright.
FT: AFC Mansfield 12 v Lincoln Moorlands 2
The Bulls who top the NCEL first division, now have a four point lead over second placed Bottesford Town, who have played one game less than Rudy Funk's side.
On Saturday AFC Mansfield face a tough away trip to third placed Hull United, while Bottesford are have a difficult task ahead of them, as they travel to Maltby Main for an FA Vase tie.