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14th September 2002 20:39

Oldham Athletic 6 - 1 Mansfield Town
Wijnhard 10, 26 Pen, 36, 70, Corazzin 80,
Andrews 84 Pen. Corden 19

Attendance: 5490

Stags: Pilkington , JClarke , Delaney , Moore , PClark , Lawrence , MacKenzie , Disley , Williamson (Glover 79) , Corden (Sellars 75) Christie.
Subs not used: JWhite , Reddington , AWhite.
Booking: MacKenzie 80

Match Statistics (Oldham/Stags)
17 Goal Attempts 7
8 On target 2
9 Off target 5
0 Woodwork 0
7 Corners 6
16 Fouls 14
3 Offside 3
nationwide.co.uk report:
Striker Clyde Wijnhard blasted four of Oldham's six goals past Mansfield to continue his remarkable comeback from a horror car smash.

Wijnhard was lucky to survive the accident, which he suffered while at Huddersfield and he now has pins and screws holding his arm together. But, after well over a year out of football, he has fired six goals in six games for new club Oldham.

But it is a different story for the Stags, who have huge problems as their injury hit side seemed to have few answers to life in Division Two. They have now leaked 28 goals so far this season.

The procession began after ten minutes as Josh Low crossed from the right and Wijnhard charged in at the back post to bundle home with his chest.

But Mansfield battled back when Wayne Corden hit a superb free-kick into the top corner from 20 yards to level matters.

It was all downhill from there for the visitors, who fell behind again after 26 minutes, when Wijnhard's header was blocked on the line by the hand of Liam Lawrence and the striker stroked in the resulting spot-kick.

His hat-trick came on 36 minutes as he slotted calmly past the helpless goalkeeper after being picked out by Oldham captain Matty Appleby. And the hero of the hour headed his fourth after 70 minutes following good work down the left by David Eyres and Carlo Corazzin.

Corazzin then got one himself ten minutes from time when he headed in Eyres free-kick and substitute Wayne Andrews made it six from the spot after he was bundled over in the box by Damien Delaney.

But Mansfield manager Stuart Watkiss is defying any calls for his head, insisting: "You don't have to be Einstein to realise that things aren't going well but there's no way I will throw in the towel.

"I always knew it would be a difficult season but the players must stand up and be counted.

"If there's someone out there who can do a better job then it's up to the chairman to make that decision. I will speak to him during the week because he isn't going to be happy and we will see where we go from there."
Oldham striker Clyde Wijnhard grabbed four goals as Division Two fall-guys Mansfield were hammered at Boundary Park.

After opening his account in the 10th minute, the Dutchman grabbed another goal from a penalty in the 26th minute before completing a hat-trick in the 36th.

Mansfield, who have now leaked 28 goals in eight league games, snatched a consolation through Wayne Corden's 19th-minute free-kick.

But there was worse to come for the visitors as Wijnhard grabbed his fourth goal (70) before Canada international Carlo Corazzin headed home (80).

Substitute Wayne Andrews completed the rout from the penalty spot (84).
CHAD report
Stags hit for six in another embarrassment

Dutch striker Clive Wijnhard destroyed Mansfield with a four-goal salvo at Oldham Athletic this afternoon as the Stags crumbled to an embarrassing 6-1 defeat.

Dutch striker Clive Wijnhard destroyed Mansfield with a four-goal salvo at Oldham Athletic this afternoon as the Stags crumbled to an embarrassing 6-1 defeat.

This was Mansfield's sixth straight defeat and, although a controversial penalty awarded against Liam Lawrence was a crucial turning point on 26 minutes, Stags' still got what they deserved for some appalling defending.

Wayne Corden's loose pass set up Oldham for the opener on 10 minutes as Josh Low ran on and found Wijnhard at the far post who simply chested over the line.

However, Mansfield were level on 19 minutes as Corden atoned for his error by curling home a superb 25 yard free kick.

Stags then enjoyed a good spell but were stung by a penalty decision on 26 minutes.

David Eyres' corner found Wijnhard at the far post and his finish struck Lawrence on the line.

Neither the referee nor the Oldham players called for a penalty but the assistant referee flagged the referee over and a handball decision was given.

Wijnhard sent Kevin Pilkington the wrong way and the afternoon went rapidly downhill from then on.

Playing Iyseden Christie up front on his own did not help as the ball kept coming back at the overworked Stags defence.

Sloppy midfield play gifted Oldham the ball again on 36 minutes and John Eyre set up Winjhard to tuck home his hat-trick strike.

Stags almost made it 3-2 on 67 minutes when Christie put Craig Disley in on goal only to see keeper Les Pogliacomi save with his legs. That proved to be Mansfield's last chance of finding a way back.

Winjhard took full advantage of a free header from Carlo Corazzin's cross to power in his fourth goal on 70 minutes and the game was over.

Corazzin made it 5-1 on 80 minutes, looping a header over a stranded Pilkington from an Eyres free kick.

And to rub salt in the wounds, Damien Delaney hauled down substitute Wayne Andrews on 84 minutes and Andrews stepped up to send Pilkington the wrong way.

Stags have now conceded 31 goals in nine games and face a tough trip to Luton on Tuesday.



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