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Season 13/14 Stagsnet Match Report
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Worksop Town  
4 - 1
 Mansfield Town
Mettam 21 mins, Denton 63 mins, Dempster OG 89, Mullen 90+1.
 
 Jordan Robertson (Stags trialist) 74 mins.
Attendance:
 
Date: 10 July 2013

at Sandy Lane, Worksop

Mansfield Town:
1. Ian Deakin
15. Ritchie Sutton
2. Martin Riley
5. John Dempster
3. Paul Black
7. Lindon Meikle
18. Adam Murray
4. Keiran Murtagh
14. Louis Briscoe
10. Ben Hutchinson
9. Ross Dyer
Subs :
12. Trialist Mitch Hanson (ex Derby, Notts Co(loan), Oxford, Eastwood defender)
6. Trialist Jordan Robertson (ex Sheff Utd, Scunthorpe striker)
Trialist Evan Garnett (ex Burton striker, aged 19)
11. Trialist Nathan Arnold
6. George Pilkington
17. Godfrey Poku

Stags in new away kit of blue shirts, amber neck.

Worksop include Connor Higginson.

kick off at 7.42pm

Paul Cox, Richard Cooper and John Ramshaw in Stags dugout.

6 mins Dyer shoots, left footed half-volley, just over the top, from Briscoe's flick

20 Worksop corner, Deakin spills it

21 Hutchinson shoots, keeper Ben Hallam saves. Not enough conviction in Hutchinson shot.

1-0 21 Phil Rowe cuts it back, Leon Mettam taps in from 4 yards. Worksop lead. Poor defending.

23 Briscoe ferocious shot wide and high.

27 Dyer flicks header from 2 or 3 yards wide

Paul Black impressive for Stags so far. But Worksop looking the better side since the goal.

35 Meikle's curling shot is headed away by Gaughan, before Murtagh's powerful follow up is blocked by Hill

42 Not long until the break. Paul Black has had a penalty appeal turned down and the Stags are seeing plenty of the ball.

HT 1-0 Stags have had the better chances but Worksop lead at the break.

2nd half starts 8.43pm

HT subs:
Nathan Arnold for Briscoe
Godfrey Poku for Hutchinson
Jordan Robertson for Dyer

4-5-1 formation, with Robertson up front

51 Good interchange between Nathan Arnold and Jordan Robertson, Robertson shoots, keeper Ben Hallam tips around for corner. Riley's header is comfortably caught from Murray's resulting corner.

54 Left footed shot from Arnold trickles wide. Arnold has started well.

60 Glorious curling effort from Murtagh just wide from 19 yards

63 2-0 Tom Denton latches on to long ball, after Riley misses it, knocks it past Deakin and strokes into empty net. Worksop lead 2-0.

70 Poku shoots wildly wide - awful.

70 Sub Evan Garnett for Meikle.

71 Worksop shot rifled into the side netting. Good effort.

73 Excellent ball for Murtagh, Arnold bursts forward into box, but Hallam makes a very good save.

74 2-1 Murtagh's low ball in from the right is tapped home by trialist Jordan Robertson from close-range.

75 Ball into box just evades Murtagh at far post.

78 Stags trialist Evan Garnett's shot is blocked

89 3-1 Worksop long ball forward, Dempster back header, no communication with Deakin, trickles into net. Dempster furious with Deakin. Comical own goal.

90+1 4-1 Deakin beaten again, poor Stags defending as they stand off, and Tom Mullen curls an effort into the top corner.

FT Worksop 4-1 Stags
Some Stags players on floor, not happy with that.

comment from Craig Priest:
Deakin - hot and cold, should have done better with the first three goals.
Robertson - scored, looked lively. Didn't get in box enough for a striker.
Garnett - got pace, but perhaps not got into right areas.
Arnold - had an excellent game.



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Line Up:
1. Ian Deakin
15. Ritchie Sutton
2. Martin Riley
5. John Dempster
3. Paul Black
7. Lindon Meikle
18. Adam Murray
4. Keiran Murtagh
14. Louis Briscoe
10. Ben Hutchinson
9. Ross Dyer

Sub Line Up:
6. Trialist Jordan Robertson (ex Sheff Utd, Scunthorpe striker) (for Dyer 46)
11. Trialist Nathan Arnold (for Briscoe 46)
17. Godfrey Poku (for Hutchinson 46)
Trialist Evan Garnett (ex Burton striker, aged 19) (for Meikle 70)
Subs not used:
6. George Pilkington
12. Trialist Mitch Hanson (ex Derby, Notts Co(loan), Oxford, Eastwood defender)
Opposition Line Up:
Hallam, Miller, Roe (Jackson 66), Davies (Mullen 81), Gaughan (McKenzie 57), Hill, Muldoon (Jordan 81), Clarke (Husbands 68), Denton (Wall 76), Mettam (Forbes 60), Higginson (Barnett 57). Subs not used: Cottingham, Forbes, Jepson.
Referee:
D. Tracey


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