Yeovil Town (0) 1
Ryan Dickinson 90+1
Admission: Season ticket duty
Attendance: 2,713 (183 away)
Shearer, Alfei, Collins (C), Tafazolli, Benning, Chapman (Thomas 81), Clements, Daniel (Yussuf 63), Lambe, Baxendale (Kavanagh 75), Green
Unused subs - Jensen, Rose, Beardsley, McGuire
Krysiak, Dickson, Smith, Ward, Roberts, Tozer, Dolan (Campbell 56), Laird, Cornick (Goodship 79), Zoko (Bird 56), Dawson
Unused subs - Weale, Sokolik, Lacey, Lita
I challenge anybody to name me three things that are more effervescent than a glass of Alka Seltzer and would need to question Mr Angry about how many Stags managers and teams he's ever watched in his entire life, there have been far worse performances than this over the years.
Granted, that doesn't qualify this afternoon's open exhibition of profligate finishing as being wholly acceptable, but I bet he wasn't at this game... CLICK HERE
I actually think that some people are blowing a gasket because their expectation levels went off the scale, when Mansfield looked like nailed on certs for a play off place a couple of months ago.
Truth is, they are still only two points away from bagging a spot in the end of season lottery and back in August any realistic supporter would have ripped your arm off (and probably their own too) to be in such a position in March.
Truth is, the Glovers should have been dead and buried given the number of chances the Stags had seen go to waste, as the visitors lived dangerously until the 91st minute when Ryan Dickinson slotted home Brandon Goodship's cross. Shit happens!
|Ooh heck, look at that storm heading here from Berry Hill way.|
And no amount of catcalls and singling players out to demonize, was going to change that.
Maybe playing two up front, instead of tinkering with formations, taking some of the burden off of Matt Green and freeing him up from his target man duties and holding role until those who are positioned more deeply can get up in support, would allow him to do what he does best instead.
But hey! What the bleedin' hell do I know, eh!?
I am a massive advocate and supporter of Adam Murray as a manager, he is an asset to Mansfield Town on many levels and he is bound to make the odd mistake from time to time, as he (quickly) learns his trade under the ever watchful and critical eye of the Field Mill faithful, who may by now, possibly have gained a reputation for not being easy to please.
Well, least-ways, that is true of the more outspoken elements of the crowd.
Nothing ventured nothing gained kids!
Above, the steel work is in place ready for erecting
the old Wembley scoreboard at the One Call Stadium/
Field Mill any time now.
Field Mill any time now.
Below, at Wembley Stadium in all of it's pomp
Any road, I'm quite sure you've quite had enough of my rabbiting on about the mighty Stags for one day, so here is the match report from the Mansfield Town Official Website and the STAGSNET website overview, written by my good pals Martin Shaw and Simon 'Koeman' Chamberlain.
I have an emergency appointment to have a wisdom tooth extracted this evening; it can't be any more painful than watching two Stags teams lose on one day.
|183 happy Yeovil fans.|