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17th February 2007 21:25

Audio interview with Billy Dearden from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2007/stags_grimsby_home_manager.ram
Disappointed Mansfield manager Billy Dearden said: "I though the result was fair enough. We were poor today - the worst we have played at home since I came here.
"We set off sloppy for the first 20 minutes but then we got among it and scored a good goal.
"Scoring just before half time gave Grimsby a real lift.
"I was disappointed we let them get the cross in from the left and then it was one of my ex-players that was left all alone unmarked to volley in at the far post which was also disappointing.
"I thought Grimsby knocked it around quite well today, though we didn't play half as well as we can. But that's taking nothing away from Grimsby.
"I thought we looked a bit jaded in the second half and there were one or two heavy legs out there.
"There are a few heads down in the dressing room right now. But I have a lot of young kids here and so I have to be careful about laying into them.
"We have had a good discussion and we are fortunate to have another game on Tuesday to try to put things right."

Grimsby manager Alan Buckley said: "That is three wins on the trot and that was the best we have played in those three games.
"We dominated from the kick off and had a great start, but then to be fair Mansfield got back into it and scored.
"But we equalised at a great time and I thought it was important to be on level terms at half time.
"Then in the second half we played so well we totally dominated, created chances and went so close to scoring a second goal before Danny's (North) late winner.
"I was tempted to change the formation in the second half from 4-5-1 to 4-4-2 but the midfield three all did well and none of them deserved to be taken off.
"Then I replaced Martin (Patterson) because he had run his socks off and Danny got us a superb winner.
"The fans were fantastic, even at a goal down they were behind us. There were so many of them for an away game, it was great."


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