GANNON AND MATHIAS REACTION
Gannon: Stags Spirit Not Enough
Assistant manager John Gannon has admitted Mansfield were outplayed by Tranmere at Prenton Park.
The sides had been due to clash on Saturday but the game was abandoned at half-time, with the Stags trailing 2-0, after a fan climbed onto the roof of a stand and then a floodlight pylon.
Weekend results elsewhere consigned the Stags to relegation into the Third Division.
And there was little joy for the Stags on their second visit to the Wirral in four days as they crashed to a 3-1 defeat on Tuesday evening.
Gannon said: "We showed commendable spirit but it was just not quite enough."
Mathias pleased to keep run going
Tranmere manager Ray Mathias was pleased with his side's attitude as they extended their unbeaten run by beating relegated Mansfield Town 3-1 on Tuesday.
"We took our foot off the pedal at half time and got punished but we kick-started again after sending on two substitutes," he said after the game.
"Their keeper made some excellent saves. They put five across the middle and made it difficult for us but we got there in the end."
Simon Haworth scored a late second goal to bring his goal tally for the season to 20 and he added: "I was gutted to have Saturday's goal ruled out through the abandonment but it was great to get three tonight.
"There was nothing to play for really but we scored a few goals to thank the fans. We have done our best for them but have just missed out on the play-offs."
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