DEARDEN, DAWSON AND TURNER REACTION
Dan Martin told the Evening Post:
"The lads gave everything at Hereford and we threw everything at them in the last half hour trying to get an equaliser. From my point of view it was disappointing because if I hadn't slipped for their second goal, it might have been a different story. I went in to close their man (Lionel Ainsworth) down but as I turned I slipped and that allowed him to get clean away. I tried to get back but before I did they crossed it and scored."
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Turner: We were lucky
Hereford United supremo Graham Turner felt his side had been well below their best during the 2-1 victory over Mansfield Town at Edgar Street.
He commented: "We didn't play at all well, but we scraped a win. In all honesty we didn't deserve it, but we will take the three points and move on from here.
"We played very well on Saturday against Darlington and won comfortably, but we haven't played well at all this time and we had to scrap for it late in the game.
Click here to listen to interview from Mansfield 103.2 with Billy Dearden.
Audio interview with Billy Dearden from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/stags_hereford_away_manager.ram
(the laughing at the start of the interview was when Billy Dearden said he had arranged a friendly at Hull on Wednesday, John Lomas said "who are we playing?", Dearden replied "Hull, who did you think it might be!!")
Audio interview with Stephen Dawson from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/stags_hereford_away_player.ram
We deserved a point - Dearden
DISAPPOINTED Stags' boss Billy Dearden felt Mansfield were unlucky to lose their unbeaten record in the 2-1 defeat at Hereford on Tuesday.
The Stags' four-match unbeaten run was undone by a goal either side of half-time, despite a second half fightback led by another Micky Boulding goal.
Dearden was angry with Hereford's opening 25th minute goal - the first the Stags had conceded in 314 minutes.
The manager said: "The goal was two or three yards offside, I was level with it.
"But we can't blame the officials for us not taking our chances at 0-0, if we had gone in at half-time 0-0 who knows?"
Midfielder Stephen Dawson added afterwards that the referee had apologised to him at the start of the second half over the goal.
Dawson, booked for dissent after protesting, told Radio Nottingham: "The referee checked with the fourth official at half-time and he confirmed it was yards offside. He apologised to me."
Manager Dearden added: "Overall I am disapppinted we have lost, we deserved something after playing extremely well.
"They lifted their game after the goals, but we came back strongly for the last 35 minutes, played them in their third and I am disappointed we didn't equalise.
"We showed what character we had to come back and did well.
"We went 4-3-3, then late on 2,5-3, but we just couldn't get the second ball in the box to score."
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