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24th December 2008 20:52

Brief clips from StagsWorld freeview of the post match press conference here

Adie Moses recalls the Stags' two goals to StagsWorld's Martin Shaw here

Adie Moses talks to Evening Post's Matt Halfpenny here (NOW HERE after Evening Post released on Monday)

Adie Moses and Weymouth manager Alan Lewer interviews from BBC Radio Nottingham and Radio Solent here

Jon D'Laryea interview from BBC Radio Nottingham here

Jon D'Laryea talks to Evening Post's Matt Halfpenny here (NOW HERE after Evening Post released on Monday)


Monday interviews from mansfieldtown.net:
Mark Stallard
Jon D'Laryea

Heartache as Stags stun Lewer's men
9:26am Monday 22nd December 2008

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By Adam Summers »

WEYMOUTH caretaker-manager Alan Lewer felt aggrieved after conceding an injury-time goal which condemned his side to defeat at Mansfield.

The Terras took the lead from the spot on 20 minutes through Stuart Beavon but in the second half the Stags fought back and after Adnan Ahmed had equa-lised Jonathan D'Laryea netted an injury-time winner to break the visitors' hearts.

Lewer said: “We went one up through a penalty and to be fair their lad should have been sent off. He brought down Pierre Joseph-Dubois and was the last man but we all have off days and he stayed on.

“Pierre then should have put us two up and to be fair we created quite a few chances in the first half. In fact I don't think our keeper Danny Knowles had a save to make.

“Then in the second half they scored with their first real attempt before going on and getting the winner in the 90th minute, which was very disappointing because we definitely deserved something from the game.”


Caretaker Moses 'buzzing' after last gasp Stags' winner

Frowns for caretaker managers Mark Stallard and Adie Moses in the first half, but they ended with smiles after a last gasp winner

« Previous « PreviousNext » Next »View Gallery"We are all buzzing now, it is a great feeling to get this result in the way that we did."
Caretaker boss Adie MosesADVERTISEMENT Published Date:
19 December 2008
By Stephen Thirkill
CARETAKER boss Adie Moses has praised his side's battling spirit after they came from a goal behind to beat Weymouth at Field Mill on Saturday.
Determined Stags refused to let their heads drop after trailing at half-time and scored twice in the second half, with a dramatic 90th minute winner from Jon D'Laryea sealing the impressive victory.

Mansfield Town 2 Weymouth 1

The vital win, the first home victory since 15th November, helped secure three crucial points as Stags look to pull away from the wrong end of the Blue Square Premier table.

And after Stags' secured the three points, Moses said: "We are all buzzing now, it is a great feeling to get this result in the way that we did.

Matchwinner D'Laryea savours Stags' dramatic victory

"We really battled well and it is a great reward for the players. At half-time we wanted a response and that is what we got.

"The players really upped their game and right from the start of the second 45 minutes you could really see the improvement.

"Jon is a really good lad and I am delighted to see him get the winner. It was a totally different feeling seeing it unfold as a manager on the bench than as a player and it is a fantastic feeling."

He also spoke of his frustration after another costly defensive blunder between Alan O'Hare and goalkeeper Paddy Gamble nearly cost the Field Mill outfit dear.

Click here to read the latest entry in our Stags Blog.

"I was fuming at half-time and me and Mark (Stallard) told the players that defending like that is not good enough.

"Bad errors have been a real problem this season and it is so frustrating that we work so hard in training and then give away a goal as soft and unnecessary as that.

"We didn't play that good in the first half but out of nothing we gifted them a goal and went in behind at half-time. We cannot keep doing this."

Matchwinner D'Laryea savours Stags' dramatic victory

Last gasp hero Jon D'Laryea

« Previous « PreviousNext » Next »View Gallery"We are all playing with freedom now and enjoying our football . . . The fans got behind us brilliantly today and we are delighted to have rewarded them."
Matchwinner Jon D'LaryeaADVERTISEMENTPublished Date:
20 December 2008
By Stephen Thirkill
MATCH-WINNER Jon D'Laryea has spoken of his delight after he powered home an unexpected 90th minute strike to earn Stags three vital points against Weymouth on Saturday.
The midfield general, who had only scored one previous goal for Mansfield in his 120 games - also a late winner, this time to beat Wycombe in the 2006/07 season - rifled home a thunderous shot to bag all three points for the Field Mill club.

The goal capped another solid performance for D'Laryea and a fine second-half display for rampant Stags, which saw them overturn a 1-0 half-time deficit to win 2-1.

Mansfield Town 2 Weymouth 1

After the game D'Laryea said: "It was a vital win for us and I'm delighted to have scored the winner.

"I was a good finish, as soon as the ball fell to me I knew I had to go for goal. Goalscoring is a part of my game that I need to work on. Normally I would look to pass rather than shoot.

Caretaker Moses 'buzzing' after last gasp Stags' winner

"We didn't play well in the first half, but kept plugging away and we knew that if we got the first then the second would follow, though we expected it to come sooner than it did.

"We just kept going and the goal eventually came and everyone is really happy with the result."

And D'Laryea believes the impressive display could be just what Stags need to re-ignite their faltering season.

Click here to read the latest entry in our Stags Blog.

Added D'Laryea: "We need to keep winning to get up the table and I am confident that we have the quality in the squad capable of doing that.

"We are all playing with freedom now and enjoying our football. We are all working really hard in the team and feel the results will start to come soon.

"The fans got behind us brilliantly today and we are delighted to have rewarded them."

Evening Post:
D'Laryea delighted as he hits late winner for Stags
Jonathan D'Laryea was delighted to strike a late winner in Mansfield's 2-1 win over Weymouth - but admitted a goal was long overdue.The midfielder scored for the first time since his strike handed the Stags a 3-2 victory over Wycombe back in February 2007.

The former Manchester City trainee knows the importance of the goal cannot be underestimated.

"It seems that whenever I score it is right at the end to win the game and I'm delighted to score and get the win because we needed it." said D'Laryea.

"Scoring is something that I need to work and sometimes I decline the chance to shoot.

"I get annoyed if I don't shoot when I should and I pass instead.

"But the way it fell I took a chance, hit it well and thankfully it went in. It looked like in that Wycombe game the keeper had taken some money off me to throw the ball in because he dropped it.

"This one, I caught it just right and hit it clean and I thought it had a good chance of going in."

D'Laryea knows the win was vital to help keep the club out of the bottom four going into the festive period.

He said: "I think most people will agree that we are not a bottom four team but the only way we can avoid dropping into that is by getting good results.

"Thankfully we did that on this occasion and it was especially important because you don't want to look at the table over Christmas and see us down there."

D'Laryea believes the Stags can back it up with another positive result at Kettering on Boxing Day.

"It will be tough because they have been at the top for the whole season. We will have to raise our game."

Match reaction: Mansfield 2 Weymouth 1
ADIE Moses admitted he and Mark Stallard were 'absolutely buzzing' after guiding Mansfield to a much-needed victory over Weymouth this afternoon.

The Stags could have dropped into the Blue Square Premier drop zone had they lost and other teams won. But goals from midfielders Adnan Ahmed and Jonathan D'Laryea overturned a 1-0 half-time deficit to leave the hosts 2-1 winners at Field Mill. “It was a great feeling to get a result like that at the end, especially the way we turned in around,” said joint caretaker boss Moses. “It is a brilliant when that happens as a player but you feel responsible for the whole team as a manager and I loved it. “It was the same old story for the goal we gave away. There was indecision and no-one tool charge. “It is absolutely frustrating and leaves you fuming because you do all the planning in the week and then you concede with something as stupid as that which could have been avoided. “But credit to the lads because they turned it around in the second half after not playing particularly well in the first. “We ask for a response at half-time and we got one – I think everyone noticed the difference. “I think the lads were more confident and when you are creating chances, you want to go and create some more. “Now we have to try to build on that and keep believing for the game at Kettering.”


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