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21st January 2007 15:52

Audio interview with Billy Dearden from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2007/stags_walsall_home_manager.ram
Stags manager Billy Dearden said: "I was very pleased with that.
"It was a great result and a great comeback after the result at Accrington in midweek.
"We were poor there but did exactly the opposite today and we have beaten a very good side.
"We rolled our sleeves up and were fully committed against the leaders.
"I thought we had the best of the chances, particularly in the first half and should have been two or three goals up.
"Once we got in front I didn't think we were going to get beaten as we were winning the 50-50 challenges.
"That win will help move us up the table. Hopefully we can carry it on, get cracking and get up into that top half."

Saddlers boss Richard Money was furious over Mansfield's winner which he claims saw Gritton foul his keeper and handle the ball.
"The winning goal was poor all-round for us," he said. "It started with a poor clearance and then when the cross came in, 99 times out of 100 the referee would have given a foul for Gritton's challenge.
"If you speak to Gritton he will tell you it was a handball and a foul. It's disappointing to concede a goal like that, but that's no excuse.
"It was a tough day for us on a pudding of a pitch. Mansfield worked very hard to stop us playing and we couldn't move the ball around quickly enough to get any quality into our play.
"But that's what we've got to expect now. Mansfield showed a lot of spirit and got amongst us."


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