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Boulding brothers are first brothers to score since MTFC join Football League.

Mansfield 3 Lewes 0
M.Boulding 32, R.Boulding 40, Holmes 82.
Att. 2607 (231 from Lewes)

FA Cup Round 2

Stat of the day: Michael and Rory Boulding became the second set of brothers to score in the same game for Mansfield Town, after William and James Wheatley in 1911.
Meanwhile, the last brothers to play in the same Stags team were Mick and Gary Saxby in the 1978/79 season.
Martin Shaw and Paul Taylor
Observer report by Steve Hartshorn

Boulding's at the Double and Ian Holmes in with first goal as Stags make round two

Stags progressed into Round two of the FA Cup, where they will now face UniBond First Division North side, Harrogate Railway after what can best be described as a professional and comfortable victory over Blue Square South opponents, Lewes at Field Mill in Round 1.

In what could have been a tricky encounter for Billy Dearden's men, it proved historical when for the first time since James and William Wheatley in 1911, two brothers scored in the same match for The Stags. Mickey and Rory Boulding celebrating their first start together with a goal each and just to add a little icing on the celebration cake, Ian Holmes also added his first goal of his professional career.

Stags were forced into three changes before the start of the game with Alex John-Baptiste, Simon Brown and Nathan Arnold all missing out due to injury. This meant a start for Rory Boulding who was put into the side alongside his brother Mickey. The first time two brothers had started a Stags game since Mick and Gary Saxby in the 70's.

Rory Boulding was the first to threaten but it was the visitor's who gained the first corner of the game on 3 minutes.

It was clear that the Rooks were flying high on confidence and did not fear their League opponents as they more than matched Stags in the early exchanges.

Simpemba was rightly booked when Mickey Boulding's pace and alertness managed to wrong foot the big Rooks defender leaving him with little option other than to pull the Stags front man's shirt when he looked to be heading towards goal. From the resulting free kick by Bell, Mullins got the deftest of touches only to see the Lewes keeper dive to push the ball away.

Rooks wing-man Binns impressed in the early stages and Mullins had to be on hand to clear away the danger from almost on the goal-line as Lewes looked anything but scared and looked the better and more confident of the two sides early on.

Martin found himself in the Referee's notebook and 23 minutes, Binns became the third player booked when he fouled Dawson.

The home crowd were beginning to get a little frustrated at how The Stags were performing although for the first 30 minutes, neither side looked like having enough in the final third of the pitch.

However just after the half hour mark, there was a huge sigh of relief as Mansfield finally clicked into gear and achieved the breakthrough goal.

Matt Hamshaw drove forward and brilliantly played the ball down the right hand side perfectly into the path of Rory Boulding, he then took the ball on before perfectly pulling the ball across the area to where his brother, Mickey was on hand to finish from close range. It was a goal of simplicity that made you wonder just why it had taken Stags so long to achieve.

Mansfield began to play like the goal had taken a weight off their shoulders and Hamshaw, who was to have a fine afternoon, went close with a drive from 22 yards.

Gareth Jelleyman, who was given a start on the left hand side of midfield, wondered into the centre and was unlucky to see his lobbed effort fly wide as Stags began to cause the Rooks defence all sorts of problems.

On 40 minutes, Stags eased into a two-goal lead and it proved a goal of historical significance. Hamshaw was again a pivotal figure as he this time laid on the ball for Rory Boulding to neatly finish meaning that for the first time since 1911, two brothers had scored for Mansfield in the same game.

The visitor's fashioned their first attempt on goal on 54 minutes when Dawson gave the ball away and provided Rooks striker with a chance that he clipped over the crossbar.

Lewes then decided to go with two up front when Legge came on on 64 minutes, soon afterwards, Buxton had to leave the field to receive treatment although he soon returned to action.

On 72 minutes, Simpemba was again guilty of bringing down Mickey Boulding giving the Referee little choice but to show him his 2nd yellow and then red. The big defender not even waiting for the Ref to produce the cards before beginning to make his way off the field.

Stags were in cruse control at this point and Rory Boulding went close to adding a third for Mansfield just before Mickey created a wonderful chance for the in-rushing Dawson, who failed to get a final contact from close range.

On 78 minutes, Ian Holmes came onto the field for Rory Boulding, both strikers receiving a good response from the Field Mill crowd.

It took Holmes just four minutes before he recorded his first goal for the club. Again Hamshaw was instrumental for it was his right wing cross that Holmes superbly met to direct his header past the Rooks keeper and into the net.

Lewes tried to save a little face and almost got a consolation goal but Booth rather scuffed his shot straight at Stags custodian, Muggleton.

The last real effort of note of the afternoon came when Hamshaw went on a powerful run and shot that ended with Rooks keeper Williams taking two attempts to save.

Stags will be frustrated not to be in action this coming weekend as their home clash with Wrexham has been postponed due to the Welsh sides international call up's. Although that maybe frustrating for Billy Dearden and his side, they are at least happy to be in Round 2 of the FA Cup and within a great chance of making the hat for a money spinning 3rd Round tie.

Report from Brighton Argus
Lewes Cup dreams dashed
By Howard Griggs
Mansfield 3 Lewes 0.

Lewes saw their FA cup dream end in disappointing fashion as they crashed out 3-0 at Mansfield.

For the third time in seven years the Rooks failed to progress from the first round against League opposition.
Steven King's side gave a good account of themselves but Mansfield's superior sharpness in front of goal proved the difference.

King made some bold substitutions in the second half as his side tried to get back into the game but a 72nd minute red card for Ian Simpemba left them facing an impossible task.

Lewes lined up as expected with Jamie Cade on the right of a 4-3-3 formation.

It meant Andy Drury, who had been battling a knee injury, started on the bench where there was no place for Ian Selley or Tom Davis.

Mansfield paired brothers Michael and Rory Boulding up front in the absence of hamstring victim Simon Brown, who scored a hat-trick against Macclesfield seven days earlier.

Lewes started positively and Mansfield hearts fluttered on five minutes when Gary Holloway made space for himself in the penalty area from a Dale Binns pass but Jake Buxton cleared the danger.

There was also a scare for the Rooks on 11 minutes when Simpemba was penalised for pulling back Michael Boulding as he looked to skip clear on goal. Thankfully for Simpemba the referee brandished a yellow card rather than a red.

From the resulting free kick Lee Bell's low drive from 35 yards was deflected goalwards by John Mullins and Steve Williams made a fine one- handed save.

Binns was finding some space down the left and his low cross was cleared from under his own bar by Dan Martin at the expense of a corner.

The deadlock was broken on 32 minutes when the Boulding brothers combined to put the Stags ahead. Matt Hamshaw sent Rory Boulding away on the right and his delightful low cross was knocked home from close range by elder sibling Michael.

The goal was a little harsh on Lewes who had proved a good match for their hosts in the opening half hour.

However, things got worse five minutes before the break when Mansfield went 2-0 ahead. Hamshaw produced some great work down the right before slipping a pass into the path of Rory Boulding who fired low into the far corner.

King sent out his players five minutes early for the second half and they almost got themselves back into the game when Paul Booth curled a shot over the bar.

Drury was then thrown on for Paul Kennett as King switched to 4-4-2 with Cade going up front.

But Lewes could have found themselves further behind when Jay Conroy and goalkeeper Williams combined to present Michael Boulding with a chance which he fired into the side netting.

Another change followed on 64 minutes when King went for bust, introducing centre back Leon Legge as a third striker which left him with just three at the back.

But the dismissal of Simpemba 18 minutes from time, for another foul on Michael Boulding, all but ended their challenge.

Mansfield added a third nine minutes from time when substitute Ian Holmes scored with a looping header from Hamshaw's cross.

Mansfield: Muggleton, Bell, Mullins, Buxton, Martin, Hamshaw, D'Laryea, Dawson, Jelleyman, Rory Boulding, Michael Boulding. Subs: White, McAliskey, Kitchen, Holmes, Sleath.

Lewes: Williams, Conroy, Robinson, Simpemba, Barness, Cade, Kennett, Wormull, Holloway, Binns, Booth. Subs: Legge, Griffiths, Watts, Groves, Drury.

Referee: Carl Boyeson (E Yorkshire) .

REPORT FROM sussexexpress.co.uk:

Live updates of Mansfield Town v Lewes!

FA Cup First Round Proper from Field Mill, with Brian Pollard

Welcome to live updates of Lewes FC's big FA Cup tie at League One Mansfield Town.

92.30 Hamshaw's shot stopped by Williams. 4-0 would be too cruel. There goes the final whistle...

91.40 Lewes players still chasing down every ball. "We're proud of you", sing the Rooks fans...

90.05 Fair play to the Rooks fans, still singing into injury time, of which there will be three minutes...

88.30 Just playing out time now. Good ball from Conroy to Griffiths, but his cross goes out. Not been Lewes's day in front of goal...

85.45 PA man announces Hamshaw as man of the match. Fair enough, though I thought Rory Boulding was just as dangerous...

84.00 Bell off for Kitchen, Michael Boulding off for John McAliskey...

Hamshaw down right, cross comes off top of Holmes' head and loops over Williams and, ever so slowly, into the net. Cruel on the Rooks...

78.10 Griffiths on for Binns. Mansfield had men over in the box but the ball didn't come in from the wide man. Would have been three if it had...

77.10 Michael Boulding flashes just wide. Rory Boulding goes off, replaced by Ian Holmes. It's been tought for the Rooks these last few minutes...

74.10 King's had to put Legge back in central defence after Simpemba's straight red. Rory Boulding shoots over...

Simpemba sent off for pulling back on Michael Boulding. It's going from bad to worse for Steve King's men..

69.45 Neat pass forward by Drury, between full back and centre half but Cade and Booth go after same ball and Booth can't keep ball in...

68.50 Home fans thought Jelleyman was through on goal but referee blows for an earlier infringement...

66.20 Throw from Legge comes out to Wormull, nothing comes of it...

63.40 Legge's on, for Barness. Three up front now...

62.50 Hamshaw cross from right finds Williams' hands...

60.50 Cade trickery earns a free kick on edge of box on left. Wormull free kick punched off Simpemba's head by Muggleton...

58.20 Conroy backpass to Williams puts keeper under pressure. Sliced clearance comes to Michael Boulding whose shot hits side netting...

57.10 Outswinging cross from Martin causes a few problems in the Lewes box. Simpemba clears danger...

55.40 Free kick to Lewes on halfway line. Ends up over Stags' dead-ball line.

52.45 Called it! Drury on for Kennett. Drury out on right, Cade goes up front, partnering Booth on his left hand side this time...

52.15 Good run forward from Holloway, ball out to Booth who puts shot over...

50.20 It requires three Lewes defenders to deny Rory Boulding in the box. Boulding's been a real handful...

49.20 Long ball forward from Conroy. Martin had to be alert to head back to keeper under pressure from Booth...

47.00 Lewes free kick on left. Far too long from Wormull...

45.00 Mansfield kick off second half

Time for changes? Booth's been pretty isolated up front, and, although Cade has been a real threat when on the ball, it's from that slightly deeper role on the right that he occupiues. Kennett's struggled somewhat - maybe Drury on in second half as a more orthodox wide man and Cade further forward?

See you again in 15 minutes or so. It's hands in pockets time...

46.58 That's it. Half time.

45.00 There will be at least two minutes overtime. Lewes have free kick near corner flag. No one can get their head on to it in box...

44.00 Dawson drives forward. Conroy fouls Martin on touchline. Free kick overhit...

Hamshaw causes Barness headache down Lewes left. Ball into box finds Rory Boulding who drives home past Williams...

36.40 Jelleyman shoots wide. Lewes are having a defend now, Mansfield are playing with more width, particularly down the right...

34.45 Hamshaw shot form 20 yards flashes a yard wide...

Rory Boulding breaks down the right and his cross is bundled in at back post by brother Michael...

30.40 Breakway from Simpemba to Wormull to Holloway. But Booth slips when ball come to him form Holloway - to ironic cheers from the home fans...

27.20 Good challenge from Holloway on R Boulding to break down move...

25.20 Ball nearly falls to R Boulding but runs out for a goal kick

22.45 Binns booked for foul on Hamshaw...

20.25 Simpemba has to stretch to clear the danger with his head for a corner. Corner cleared. Then a Jelleyman header at far post from a Stags free kick comfortably claimed by Williams...

19.00 Yellow card for Martin for a blatant obstruction on Wormull...

16.09 Closest to a goal yet! Binns does well to cut in, his cross is hacked away perilously close to his own goalline by Martin. Then Holloway shoots straight at keeper...

14.05 Lewes free kick in dangerous position on the right. Wormull takes, Simpemba can't aim header back towards goal, goes wide...

10.00 R Boulting runs on to Hamshaw through ball. Assistant raises flag for offside. But Simpemba fouls R Boulding in next ball forward...Free kick 40 yards out. Bell's shot touched on by Dawson, I think.. Williams does well to tip round for a corner...

9.10 Rooks free kick into box is cleared...

8.15 Ref doesn't like the ball, thinks it's a bit flat. New ball please...

5.40 Wormull fouls Hamshaw in centre circle, given talking to. Stand up if you love Lewes, sing fans

4.20 Binns into Holloway, does well in box, cross just evades Booth. Good start from Rooks

3.30 Buxton manhandles Cade in box! Nothing given, then Binns hits cross too long and deep

2.40 Lewes corner, cleared

0.57 Rory Boulding hits cross-cum-shot, Williams watches it go over his crossbar

3.01 - It's Lewes to KICK-OFF!

2.59pm - Steve Robinson's got his gloves on. Wish I'd thought of that...

2.58pm - They're out - to a decent sized cheer

2.56 - So, Lewes look like they're going to play three across the middle. Two wide men on the bench. No place for Tom Davis, who scored his first goal for the club on Wednesday...

2.53pm They're playing - is it Bad Manners? - on the PA. And Barbara, the supporters' club Queen, is dancing her little feet off in front of the Lewes faithful...

2.50pm - The players have gone back in now, will be out again very soon. Not the fullest ground I've seen it must be said. Good little pocket of Rooks fans in the stand to my left though...

2.45pm - Floodlights on already, it's quite overcast, wind's swirling into this big west stand where the press are in position for what hopefully will be a cracking game.

2.42 - Lewes will be playing in their away kit of all white. The Stags in their home kit of blue and yellow

2.35 - So, no Drury for Rooks but Kennett makes a rare start. What do you make of that? Add your comments below. And Lee Bell IS fit. I had from a reliable source that he suffered a nasty injury when his shin pad dug into his leg. That's gotta hurt. But...he plays.
And the Boulding brothers feature for the Stags.

2.34 - Mansfield's subs are: Jason White, John McAliskey, Ashley Kitchen, Ian Holmes, Danny Sleath.

Lewes subs: Leon Legge, Leroy Griffiths, Kirk Watts, Matt Groves, Andy Drury.

2.32 - Thanks Paul, yes, keep pressing refresh. So far things seem to be working ok!

2.25pm - Here we go....Mansfield Town line up as: 19: Carl Muggleton, 2: John Mullins, 3 Gareth Jelleyman, 4 Jonathan D'Laryea, 6 Lee Bell, 7 Matthew Hamshaw, 7 Stephen Dawson, 12 Michael Boulding, 12 Jake Buxton, 14 Dan Martin, 30 Rory Boulding.

Lewes line-up: Steve Williams, Jay Conroy, Anthony Barness, Paul Kennett, Steve Robinson, Ian Simpemba, Jamie Cade, Simon Wormull, Gary Holloway, Paul Booth, Dale Binns.

2.17pm - Still waiting for the team sheets, but one player already ruled out is Mansfield striker Simon Brown, who scored a hat-trick for the Stags against Macclesfield last week. And Lee Bell, regarded as an important link player in the mould of Simon Wormull by Steve King, is also expected to miss out.

2.08pm - We're expecting the team sheets about three quarters of an hour before kick-off, so news of the two teams isn't long now. But the Lewes playerrs have just appeared on the pitch, including Andy Drury who played against Hastings United on Wednesday following a spell out with a knee injury.

2.01pm - Hello and welcome to our live updates from a very blustery Field Mill. Just like the Britannia Stadium six years ago, Lewes have visited a league ground that seems to be sitting on the top of a mountain. It's very exposed here, which makes this wind all the more unwelcome, but it does afford us a panoramic view of DH Lawrence country! (GROAN)
Press Ass report:
It was a family affair as League Two side Mansfield Town avoided an FA Cup banana skin against ten-man Blue Square South outfit Lewes thanks to the Boulding brothers.

Teenager Rory Boulding marked his full debut for the Stags by creating the opening goal for brother Michael and then adding a second himself to calm home nerves at the end of a scrappy first half.

In the 33rd minute Matt Hamshaw's incisive pass set Rory Boulding racing clear down the right wing and he crossed for Michael to tap in at the far post - his 11th goal of the season.

Six minutes later Rory made it a Boulding double, latching on to another Hamshaw pass and firing under the keeper with a fine shot on the turn from an acute angle - the first time brothers had scored in the same game for Mansfield since the Wheatleys in 1911!

Eight minutes from time substitute Ian Holmes notched his first Mansfield goal, a flicked header from yet another dangerous Hamshaw cross which looped over stranded keeper Steve Williams.

Lewes, in the first round for the third time in five years, enjoyed early possession and pressure, but failed to force home keeper Carl Muggleton into a save until the 83rd minute.

And their plight was not helped 17 minutes from time when centre-back Ian Simpemba was sent off for a second bookable offence after he tugged back Micky Boulding.

The Stags were hit by late injuries which saw centre-half Alex John-Baptiste and left winger Nathan Arnold ruled out just before kick-off. However, Jonathon D'Laryea started a game for the first time in eight months.

And they created the first chance inside the opening 60 seconds, Rory Boulding sending a dipping cross-shot, swirling in the strong wind, onto the roof of the net.

But, it was the non-leaguers who then enjoyed a spell of pressure, won the game's first corner and created a half-chance when Dale Binns burst clear down the left and Gary Holloway almost got in a shot.

In the 12th minute the Stags were unlucky when Lee Bell's 35-yard free-kick was flicked on by John Mullins and Williams had to tip the ball away for a corner.

Then Micky Boulding's tame header from Hamshaw's free-kick was easily held by the keeper.

Lewes continued to look the better side and when Bell and Mullins hesitated, another dangerous Binns cross had to be cleared off the line by the alert Dan Martin.

However, when Mansfield finally broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute, they went on to create several more half-chances in quick succession, Hamshaw and Gareth Jelleyman firing narrowly wide from 20 yards.

12-goal Paul Booth, up front on his own, finally got in Lewes' first shot in the 53rd minute, but it flew harmlessly over from 20 yards.

The Stags, looking to secure victory, were almost gifted a third goal when the keeper's sliced clearance allowed Micky Boulding a free run at goal, but he curled his shot into the side-netting.

Lewes, struggling to make an attacking impact, switched to a 3-4-3 formation in search of a goal.

But it was Mansfield who continued to make the only goalscoring chances, Micky Boulding flashing one shot across the face of goal and another into the side-netting.
CHAD report:
Mansfield Town 3 Lewes 0, Saturday 10th November
By John Lomas
BOULDING brothers Mickey and Rory marked their first start together with the crucial goals as Mansfield Town comfortably saw off Blue Square South opponents Lewes at Field Mill this afternoon.

The last time brothers scored for Mansfield in the same game was back in 1911 when James and William Wheatley netted.

But this afternoon Mickey made the crucial breakthrough on 33 minutes for the patient home side from Rory's low cross.

Then it was teenager Rory's turn to celebrate seven minutes later as he marked his full debut with his first Stags goal.
Lewes' afternoon was made even more miserable when defender Ian Simpemba was sent off for his second yellow card on 72 minutes.

And sub Ian Holmes added the third - his first for the club also - with a looping header on 82 minutes, four minutes after coming on.
It was largely an untidy game on a windy afternoon. But Stags were never in any danger and did a very professional job.

The home side were forced into three changes due to injury.

Nathan Arnold (ankle), Alex John-Baptise (back strain) and Simon Brown (hamstring) all missed out.

Rory Boulding came in to partner brother Mickey up front while Jelleyman started on the left of midfield.


Bell, passed fit after recovering from a midweek shin injury, went to right back with Mullins moving across to cover for John-Baptiste in the centre of defence.

And in the centre of midfield there was a first start for D'Laryea - eight months to the day he was injured at Notts County.

Inside the opening minute Rory Boulding's deflected right wing cross sailed over Williams and onto the top of the Lewes net to give the visitors an early fright.

Martin headed away the Rook's first corner in the third minute.

Binns put a dangerous ball into the box for Holloway but Buxton was there to get a foot in the way.

Simpemba was booked for hauling down Mickey Boulding as he tried to turn him and go clear.

Bell took the free kick low from 35 yards and Mullins helped it goal wards with a deft touch that forced the first save out of Williams on 12 minutes, turning it round for a corner.

Binns was allowed into the box on the left and drilled in a dangerous low cross which Mullins kicked away from almost on the goal line as the Rooks continued to impress.

Martin was shown a yellow card on 20 minutes for a body check on Wormull.

Mickey Boulding got in a far post header from Hamshaw's right wing free kick but it went down into the ground and bounced up nicely for Williams to gather.

Binns saw the afternoon's third yellow card after bringing down Dawson in the centre of the park on 23 minutes.

It was becoming a frustrating afternoon in the swirling wind with an untidy performance from the home side.

How they needed the lift of a breakthrough goal. And it came on 33 minutes courtesy of the Boulding brothers.

Hamshaw started the move with a positive run down the centre before spreading play wide to Rory on the right.

He looked up and drilled in a superb low cross right in front of goal where brother Mickey slid in to turn home from close range.

Hamshaw was inches wide from 20 yards soon after as the Stags finally began to settle down.


Then Jelleymen whipped a lofted effort just wide from 25 yards.

Stags eased themselves into a two-goal lead five minutes from the break.

This time it was Rory Boulding's moment of glory as Hamshaw beat defender Barness before slipping a pass inside to Boulding and the teenager lashed home a low finish under Williams from a tight angle to mark his full debut with his first goal for the club.

Lewes finally managed a goal attempt on 53 minutes as Dawson gave away possession and Booth lifted a 20 yard lob over the bar.

A sliced clearance by Williams gifted the ball to Mickey Boulding just outside the box. But he took too long getting an effort in on goal and finally hit the side netting after being crowded out by two defenders.

Centre half Legge was thrown on as an extra centre forward for the visitors on 64 minutes, replacing defender Barness.

Soon after Buxton had to leave the field for treatment to a head wound but returned to cheers.

Boulding again turned Simpemba to try to go clear on 72 minutes, was hauled back for a second time and a second yellow was produced, earning him an early bath and all but ending the Rooks' hopes of a revival.

Rory Boulding whistled a shot narrowly over from 18 yards as we entered the final 15 minutes.

Then Mickey Boulding drilled a low shot across the face of goal just ahead of the incoming Dawson.

Holmes came on for Rory Boulding on 78 minutes and got in on the scoring action four minutes later - his first for the club - with a superb looping header that dropped into the net over Williams from Hamshaw's right wing cross.

Booth scuffed a shot straight to Muggleton soon after as the Rooks looked for a consolation.

Then Hamshaw cut inside to accelerate and get in a vicious shot straight at Williams that the keeper held at the second attempt,

But Stags were in the hat after a thoroughly professional showing.

MANSFIELD: Muggleton, Mullins, Jelleyman, D'Laryea, Bell (Kitchen 85), Hamshaw, Dawson, M. Boulding (McAliskey 85), Buxton, Martin, R. Boulding (Holmes 78) Subs not used: White, Sleath.

LEWES: Williams , Conroy, Barness (Legge 64), Kennett (Drury 53), Robinson, Simpemba, Cade, Wormull, Holloway, Booth, Binns (Griffiths 79). Subs not used: Watts, Groves.

REFEREE: Carl Boyeson of Yorkshire.



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