RESERVES: STAGS 2-0 SCUNTHORPE
Mansfield Town reserves 2-0 Scunthorpe United reserves
18th December 2013 7pm
Central League Cup
Sutton, McCombe, Tafazolli, Beevers,
Briscoe, Stevenson, Clements, Jennings,
Subs: Mitchell, Marsden, Black, J.Thomas, Pilkington, Poku, Palmer.
Andrew brace sinks Scunny
Calvin Andrew netted a brace as our second-string began their Central League Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe United.
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High winds and relentless heavy rain made things difficult for both teams, but the Stags shaded an unspectacular opening half, which had little in the way of goalmouth action.
Scunthorpe’s Curtis Bateson blazed over with a 25-yard shot on the quarter-hour mark, before Kyle Wootton was pleading for a spot-kick when he went down under a challenge by John McCombe.
The Stags’ soon created their first opening, but Jake Speight was unable to get a decisive touch on Lee Beevers’ inviting left-wing ball across the six-yard box.
However, only seconds before the half-time whistle, Mansfield went ahead when Andrew rose highest at the far-post and headed firmly beyond a flapping James Severn.
The Iron almost responded within minutes of the re-start as Levi Sutton’s ball found Jamie Wootton, whose low shot was diverted into Ian Deakin’s arms by McCombe.
Our side gradually started to dictate play and Louis Briscoe screwed a shot high over the woodwork, following a clever lay-off by Andrew.
The frontman, who celebrates his 27th birthday tomorrow, posed a constant threat and registered his second goal of the night with a deflected effort on 57 minutes.
Andrew was denied his hat-trick when he struck the post, before substitute Ollie Palmer did likewise as the Stags looked very comfortable in possession.
Palmer also drew a fantastic diving save from Severn when James Jennings slotted an inviting low ball through to him in the closing stages.
Our second-string will now be keen to make it back-to-back victories in the Central League Cup, when they make the trip to Rotherham United early in the New Year.
Team: Deakin, Sutton (Black), Beevers, McCombe, Tafazolli, Stevenson, Clements (J.Thomas), Briscoe, Jennings, Andrew, Speight (Palmer).
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RESERVES LOSE AT MANSFIELD
scunthorpe-united.co.uk, 18th December 2013
The Iron's reserves were defeated 2-0 by their Mansfield Town counterparts at Field Mill on Wednesday night.
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Calvin Andrew bagged a brace for the hosts, with the goals coming either side of half-time as the Stags won the Central League Cup tie.
Early on, George Grayson forced the Iron's first corner of the game with a sweetly hit first time cross after good work from Kyle Wootton down the left.
Curtis Bateson then hit over from 25-yards following a near post corner.
It was an even contest in the first half as Scunthorpe poked and prodded but the hosts defended resolutely.
Always a threat, Andrews came close on a couple of occasions for the home team while Kyle Wootton was brought down on the edge of the area but nothing was given.
Town then broke as Beevers burst down the left and fizzed across the face of goal where Speight just couldn't quite stretch to turn it in.
They then took the lead when a crossfield ball evaded Zac Cowling's leap at the back post and Calvin Andrew clipped over Severn as the 'keeper rushed out.
Seeking an instant response at the start of the second period, Jamie Wootton struck after good work from Sutton to play him in. John McCombe slid to block though and the goalkeeper collected.
Shortly after, powerful play from Calvin Andrew sees him drive past the whole Iron right side before cutting back to Louis Briscoe, who hit over.
Midway through the second half, Mansfield made it two as Andrew shot from the edge of the box, it was deflected and completely wrongfooted Severn.
A match of few real chances of note, the hosts hit the post not long after as Beevers whipped in a dangerous free-kick towards Andrew, who hit the post with a powerful header.
Then, Andrews slid into Palmer who hit the near post.
Soon after, Briscoe laid up for James Jennings to slide Palmer in, who beat the offside trap and forced strong wrists from Seven to palm away.
Mansfield finished the stronger team but it ended 2-0.
Iron team: Severn, Cowling (Hood), Grayson, Boyce, Howe, Hare, Bateson, Sutton, Jamie Wootton (Mawson), Kyle Wootton, Burdett.
Substitutes not used: Smythe, Hawley, Bowskin.
Sutton starts in reserve match
mansfieldtown.net, 18:15 18th December 2013
Defender Ritchie Sutton is included in the starting xi for tonight’s Central League Cup match against Scunthorpe United at One Call Stadium (7.00pm).
Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/sutton-starts-in-reserve-match-1243749.aspx#dbfZSupZkpsSjOxh.99
The 27-year-old has been out of action in recent weeks with a thigh injury sustained in our Sky Bet League Two match at Burton Albion in November.
We are offering FREE ADMISSION for tonight’s match, which gets underway at 7.00pm.
Our team is as follows: Deakin, Sutton, Beevers, McCombe, Tafazolli, Stevenson, Clements, Briscoe, Jennings, Andrew, Speight. Subs: Palmer, Poku, Marsden, Black, J.Thomas, Pilkington, Mitchell.
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