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FRIENDLY: SUTTON COLDFIELD 0 - 2 MANSFIELD TOWN
14th February 2012 14:19


SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN 0 - 2 MANSFIELD TOWN
Friendly played on 3G/4G pitch
Sat 11 Feb 2012

HT 0-1
Matt Rhead 2 mins

First half team:
Marriott;
O'Neill, trialist, Dempster, Craven;
Briscoe, Murray, Worthington, Smith;
Rhead, Green.

FT 0-2
Lee Stevenson 77 mins

Second half team:
Redmond;
trialist, Riley, Sutton, Bell;
trialist, Stevenson, Howell, trialist;
Dyer, Hutchinson.

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Stags beat the freeze at Sutton
chad.co.uk, Tuesday 14 February 2012

MANSFIELD Town beat the big freeze to get some much-needed action in on Saturday when they beat Sutton Coldfield 2-0 in a behind-closed-door friendly on the Royals' artificial 3G Coles Lane pitch.

http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town-fc/stags_beat_the_freeze_at_sutton_1_4244547?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Manager Paul Cox sent out two different line-ups for each half with one or two unnamed trialists having a run out.

And he will have been delighted to see new striker Matt Rhead curling home a goal after just two minutes from Matt Green's lay-off, Lee Stevenson bundling in the decisive second after a goalkeeping error on 77 minutes.

“The lads worked hard and got something out of it,” he said. “It was good to see Rheady score again. That's three in two behind-closed-doors games and he linked really well with Matt Green for the goal which was a real positive.”

Ritchie Sutton and Lindon Meikle needed treatment for facial injuries but both will be in the squad on Saturday.

“Ritchie needed some strips on a nick on his forehead while Lindon took a bit of a boot to the nose,” added Cox. “Sometimes you pick up more injuries in these kind of games when players take their foot off the pedal a little instead of going at it full-blooded.”

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Photos by James Williamson:
Photo of first goal, by Matt Rhead:





Photo of second goal, by Lee Stevenson, capitalising on a defensive mistake:



 

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