RESERVES BEATEN 5-3 AT DERBY, + TRIALIST SEAN WEBB
RESERVES BEATEN 5-3 AT DERBY, PLUS NEW TRIALLIST SEAN WEBB
Derby County Reserves 5-3 Mansfield Town Reserves
Central Reserves League Cup
at Alfreton Town, 14 Jan 2009
including new trialist Sean Webb.
Full report at mansfieldtown.net here
Stags reserves lose out to Derby County
Evening Post, January 14, 2009
MANSFIELD reserves pushed their Derby counterparts hard but eventually came out second best in an eight-goal thriller at the Impact Arena.
Full story at Evening Post website here
The Stags were leading 2-1 at the interval after an encouraging first half performance.
But the Championship club's second string showed their class in the second period to roar back and eventually secure a 5-3 victory with a degree of comfort.
The Stags featured a trialist central defensive partnership with Sean Webb, a former Northern International who has played for Accrington, Ross County and Fleetwood, paired with Gianluca Havern, from Stockport County.
Dan Whatsize started in goal but Paul Farman, another keeper who boss David Holdsworth is having a look at, was not in the 16.
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Mansfield were in front inside a minute after Lewis Trimmer won and converted a penalty.
He was brought crashing to the ground as he made a break into the right-hand side of the box and picked himself up to send keeper Stephen Bywater the wrong way from the spot.
But Derby were level in the 10th minute as they caught Mansfield cold with a swift counter attack.
Mile Sterjovski got away down the right flank and his low cross into the box was slid into the left-hand corner by the fast-arriving Przemyslaw Kmierczak.
Whatsize in the Mansfield goal then saved well diving to his left to keep out Steven Davies' header following a right-wing corner.
Midway through the half, County should have gone in front but Sebastian Hines headed over from point blank range after being left unmarked from Andrejs Pereplotkins' left-wing corner.
Mansfield responded by going close themselves when James Kay's diagonal ball forward was nodded back by Stallard and met on the volley by Warren Burrell but Bywater made a smart save.
Derby pressed hard leading up to the break but it was Mansfield who went back in front in the 36th minute when Stallard took a deep cross on his chest before lifting an inch-perfect lob over Bywater and into the net from 12 yards.
And a third might have come the Stags' way had Gavin Hurren spotted Trimmer in acres of space on the right after Connor Higginson had made the initial break.
Ryan Goward then shot early and had his effort easily saved when he should have advanced to a better position after a slip by a Derby defender.
But the Rams were level two minutes after the restart when Davies broke clear and drilled a powerful effort from the edge of the box just inside the right-hand post.
And in the 52nd minute the home side were in front when Liam Dickinson crossed from the right byline and Davies glanced home his second with a neat header.
The Stags were back on level terms in the 65th minute, though, as Havern was left unmarked from Kay's left-wing free-kick and he needed no second invitation to head home.
The goals continued to flow as Derby went 4-3 up when the Stags dallied with the ball on the edge of their own box, allowing substitute Henrik Ojamaa to fire home with the aid of a deflection.
And the striker was on target again 10 minutes from time to end the game as a contest, sweeping home from close range.
Nevertheless, there were some encouraging performances from the Mansfield players in front of the watching Holdsworth.
Derby: Bywater, Beardsley (Forde 81), Dudley, Kazmierczak, Hanson, Hines (Booth 81), Sterjovski, Mendy, Dickinson, Davies (Ojamaa 56), Pereplotkins. Subs not used: Atkins.
Mansfield: Whatsize, Wood, Havern, Webb, Kay, Trimmer, Burrell, Hurren, Goward, Stallard (Ryan 64), Higginson. Subs: Kitchen, Herriott, Naylor, Ryan, Logan.
Referee: D. Coote.
New Stags trialists on show against Derby today
CHAD.co.uk, 14 January 2009, By John Lomas
FORMER Northern Ireland international centre half Sean Webb (26) was one of two trialists on show in Mansfield Town's 5-3 Reserve League Cup defeat with Derby County at Alfreton Town this afternoon.
Full story at CHAD.co.uk here
He is the seventh triallist to have come to Field Mill in recent days to try to win a place in new manager David Holdsworth's Mansfield Town.
Capped four times, he spent seven years in Scotland playing for St Johnstone and Ross County followed by spells with Accrington Stanley and Icelandic club Por Akurevn.
Webb, who started in a defensive midfield role, was joined in the side by other triallists, including ex-Stockort defender Gianluca Harvarn, a 6ft 2ins right back/centre half.
But former Stags youth player and fellow triallist Ashley Burbeary, a central midfielder who has played at a series of clubs since leaving Field Mill, was not in the side.
Dan Whatsize will start in goal. But international clearance could not be obtained in time to give outings to the other two triallists from Stranraer, John Kane and Martin McBride.
Experienced striker Mark Stallard continued his return to fitness by also starting the match, as predicted by manager Holdsworth earlier in the week.
And he scored in the first half, along with Lewis Trimmer, to give the Stags a 2-1 half-time advantage. Havern netted in the second half to level at 3-3, but the Stags lost 5-3. Click here for full report at the club's official website mansfieldtown.net
The full Stags line-up: Whatsize, Wood, Kay, Hurren, Havern; Webb, Trimmer, Burrell, Stallard (Ryan), Higginson, Goward. Subs: Herriott, Kitchen, Naylor, Logan.
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