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Archived News from January 2008

19th January 2008 23:48

Mansfield Town 0 - 1 Darlington
Foran 29 pen.
Attendance: 3344 (453 from Darlington)

Martin Shaw and sw19stag at Field Mill

Mansfield Town fell to a third consecutive home defeat against high-flying Darlington today. The Stags put in a spirited, battling display that matched the visitors all the way and the teams were only separated by a ridiculous penalty awarded for an off the ball incident. Chances for both sides were few, as the Stags backline held firm, and the midfield was impressive, but Mansfield were disappointing in the final third, both tactically and in execution. There are parts of the team that desperately need strengthening and an injection of new blood could pay dividends but is looking unlikely for reasons that we all know too well. Billy Dearden is being denied the necessary funding, however minimal that might be, to provide the team with a reasonable chance of escaping relegation - an amazing situation in view of the club's FA Cup financial windfall.

Before the game, protests against Keith Haslam continued, building up to the game against Middlesbrough next week:

Meanwhile "Haslam out of the Il Rosso" campaign started today:


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