Friday, 13 November 2015

Mansfield Town 4 v Dereham Town 3 - AET - FA Youth Cup

Cover depicting Cain Smith emerging from the fog
in the First Round game v Cambridge City
Friday 13th November 2015
FA Youth Cup 3rd Round 2015
at the One Call Stadium (Field Mill)
Mansfield Town U18
45 mins 1 90 mins 3 ET HT 4 FT 4
Tom Marriott 23, Louis Danquah 77,
Zayn Hakeem 78, Surafel Behailu 99
Dereham Town U18
45 mins 2 90 mins 3 ET HT 3 FT 3
Seb Bialasik 32, James Cooper 42, Robbie Linford 90+3
Admission £3. Programme 50p. Attendance 194
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Full match report on the Mansfield Town website  CLICK HERE
Neither side could have given any more as they went toe to toe for 120 minutes, plus an extraordinary amount of stoppage time at the end of the 90.
In the Mansfield Town's ten men walking wounded, showed that they had what it takes to force the issue in extra time... and showed a lot of character and a massive amount of resilience to overcome a very lively Dereham Town side.
Fair play to the visitors too, who had overcome Peterborough United at home in the previous round, in front of a crowd of 199. They played very well tonight and weren't just here to make up the numbers.
FA Youth Cup 2015-16
The story so far:
In the first round, on Monday 2nd November 2015, Mansfield Town beat Cambridge City 3-0 at home. The attendance that night was 253
The young Stags now face Sunderland at home in the third round. Date still TBC.
Dereham Town's impressive record in this seasons competition, prior to tonight is:
1st Qualifying Round - Thursday 24th September, W 4-1 (H) v. Haverhill Rovers. Att 48
2nd Qualifying Round - Thursday 8th October, W 8-2 (A) v. Wroxham. Att 92
3rd Qualifying Round - Thursday 22nd October, W 3-0 (A) v. Stowmarket Town. Att 47
1st Round - Thursday 5th November, W 2-1 (H) v. Peterborough United. Att 199