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MATLOCK 0-0 MANSFIELD
19th July 2016 12:57


Pre-Season Friendly

Matlock Town 0 - 0 Mansfield Town
at Rossington Main FC (Doncaster)

Attendance: 150 (estimated)

Date: 13 July 2016

In the preview to the game at http://www.player.mansfieldtown.net/latest-news/a8f0fe70-fa45-46be-98b3-7387c73a07e1, Adam Murray told StagsPlayer that the game had been arranged with one day's notice: It was just something that popped up," he said. "Matlock fancied a game and we looked at our minute-bank and we felt that we might need the odd one or two more friendlies put in there. It's an extended training session really against a team that don't know what you're doing. Sometimes when you have your in-house stuff, everybody knows what you're doing, so it defeats the object. It'll get the lads a bit more game time, and we can work on a couple more bits."

First half team:
Shearer,
Bennett, Pearce, Taft, Benning,
Chapman,
Trialist, Baxendale, M. Rose,
Hamilton, Yussuf.

Second half team:
Shearer,
Bennett, Pearce, Taft, Benning,
Collins,
Hurst, Clements, Hemmings,
D.Rose, Green

the Matlock team includes Liam Marsden, Jake Green and Andy Todd.

Matlock team: Ryan Musslewhite, Liam Marshall, Alex Pursehouse, Laurie Wilson (Keenan Leyton 60), Adam Yates (Dwayne Wiley 46), Nico de Girolamo (Ashley Bartle 72), Jamie Yates (Ben Partridge 46), Liam Needham, Marc Newsham (Jack Siddall 60), Jake Green, Andy Todd (Niall McManus 46).

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At Mansfield - Matlock game.. Matlock had no keeper so had to borrow Rosso's.. Classic non league stuff

Minute by minute report from http://www.twitter.com/mansfieldtownfc

Although he's without an armband, midfielder Adam Chapman skippers the Stags tonight in the absence of Lee Collins.
1- Mitch Rose gets us underway by passing the ball backwards, which is now legal.
2- George Taft gives away an early corner after tackling Jake Green.
3- A well-worked one-two on the edge of the box results in Green's corner being deflected behind.
4- Stags break from the corner with CJ Hamilton who carries the ball all of 50 yards before hitting a shot from 25 yards, which is saved.
7- The lively Green again makes a good run down the right before whipping in a decent cross which Pearce clears.
11- Some nice exchanges between Benning, Rose and Chapman ends with the left-back swinging in a cross from the left, which is just too long.
13- Matlock win a free-kick in the right-back area for an over-zealous challenge by Taft on Green.
15- Baxendale lays the ball off for Benning who whips a good ball in, but no one can connect with it and Matlock clear.
19- A good turn by Trialist in the middle of the pitch results in him winning a free kick, which is taken quickly.
20- Great shielding by Chapman who wins a free-kick as he attempts to shepherd the ball out of play
22- Chapman clips a good ball through the Matlock back four for Yussuf who just skews his shot wide from 15 yards.
25- Another good turn by Trialist results in him being brought down and Stags have a free-kick 30 yards out.
26- CLOSE! Benning swings the ball in but Pearce can't quite direct his header on target.
27- Corner to Stags with Chapman over it on the far side. The ball is cleared away by a good Matlock header.
31- Good pressuring by Yussuf and Baxendale results in the 'keeper miscuing it behind for a corner. Cleared.
37- Benning throws the ball to Baxendale on the edge of the box but his lobbed effort is tame and the 'keeper holds.
43- Good effort by Yussuf who turns after Bennett's pass on the edge of the box and hit's a left-footed shot which is well saved.
HALF-TIME: Matlock 0-0 Stags.

46- We're back underway with plenty of Stags' changes.
Collins, Clements, Hemmings, Hurst, Green and D Rose have replaced M Rose, Chapman, Hamilton, Yussuf, Trialist and Baxendale.
51- Stags have started the second half on the front foot as Hurst hits a cross too close to the Matlock 'keeper.
53- An arrowed Hurst cross is hit behind for a corner. The midfielder swings the kick in and Bennett's header is tipped over.
54- Hurst sends another ball towards Bennett and this time his half-volley is cleared off the line.
54- Stags really knocking on the door now as Rose's header from Hurst's cross is headed behind.
56- A long ball over the top is headed behind by Taft as he faces his own goal.
56- More good play by Stags as Rose has a shot saved by the 'keeper's chest after quick build-up play including Green and Clements.
60- The hosts make a double change which results in a reshuffle with former Stag Liam Marsden moving into central midfield.
62- Collins lays the ball off for Taft who hits one from 35 yards, but his strong effort is straight at the 'keeper.
64- Stags are still pressing as Benning's lofted ball is headed on by Rose, but Hemmings can't quite reach it.
65- Stags work a good chance as Benning clips the ball in to Green in the box, who heads it down for Rose but the 'keeper flies out to claim
68- Free-kick to Matlock 35 yards out for a foul committed by Pearce after Collins lost the ball.
73- Green gets clattered 35 yards out and Stags take the free-kick quickly.
74- Nice one touch football between Clements, Hurst and Rose before the latter's cross is smothered by the 'keeper.
79- OFF THE POST! Stags work a quick free-kick into Green who turns his marker and smashes his effort against the post.
79- The ball cannoned off the post and Taft could only direct the rebound over the bar.
81- Another good chance as Green meets Hurst's cross with his head and the 'keeper produces a great save to turn it behind.
83- More chances for Stags as Clements' backheel sets up Rose for a shot which the 'keeper saves well down low to his right.
83- Hurst then works the ball to Green on the edge of the box who rifles a shot just wide.
87- Hemmings lofts a good ball into the box for Benning who cuts it back for Green, but his shot is deflected behind.
88- Hemmings makes a good driving run towards the box before letting fly from 20 yards out, but it goes wide of the left-hand post.
FULL-TIME: @Matlock_TownFC 0-0 Stags. Report and reaction to follow...

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Once more, a big thank you to @RMFC1919 who on short notice went out of their way to accommodate us and @mansfieldtownfc.

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Report: Matlock 0-0 Stags
mansfieldtown.net, 13th July 2016

Adam Murray's Mansfield Town were held to a 0-0 draw away to Matlock Town this evening, despite dominating for most of the match.

The friendly, played at Rossington Main’s ground in Doncaster, saw Stags enjoy the lion's share of possession throughout and were only prevented of a goal by some good goalkeeping and stern defending from the home side.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/2016-17/stags-report-matlock-3184320.aspx#Hgm5q8R1EbW6dBPR.99

Matlock began the game with two ex-Stags' players in the line-up: versatile midfielder Andy Todd, now 37, and Liam Marsden, who signed for the Derbyshire club after his release from One Call Stadium in May. Jake Green, brother of Stags’ striker Matt, was also amongst the Matlock team and looked lively in attack.

And it was Matlock, of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, who looked to carve out the early openings, chalking up two corners within the first three minutes.

But the club, nicknamed the Gladiators, were almost undone from their second flag-kick. After losing possession, winger CJ Hamilton was allowed to surge forward from the half way line, but his 25-yard drive was stopped by the ‘keeper, diving low to his left.

Then on 10 minutes, following neat midfield play, full-back Mal Benning swung in a cross from the left but it was too deep for front man Adi Yussuf to connect.

Stags began to dominate proceedings and almost made it pay on 22 minutes when midfielder Adam Chapman threaded it through to Yussuf, but his shot was wayward from 15 yards.

Four minutes later, an unnamed trialist earned Stags a free kick after he was upended on the right, 30 yards from goal. Benning then floated the ball deep into the box but defender Krystian Pearce’s header from six yards flew wide.

Stags continued to maintain their pressure but Matlock held firm in defence.

Mansfield midfielder James Baxendale was next to try his luck when he received the ball from Benning’s left-flank throw, but his half volley from outside the box was aimed straight at the ‘keeper.

Shortly before the half-time interval, right-back Rhys Bennett knocked it to Yussuf inside the area, who turned well before firing towards goal, forcing a save from ‘keeper Ryan Musslewhite.

At the break, manager Adam Murray fielded six fresh outfield faces, with goalkeeper Scott Shearer and the back four the only players to keep their places from the first half.

Matlock were pinned in their own half of the field for the first ten minutes of the second period and had to deny defender Rhys Bennett twice from corners on 52 and 53 minutes.

Both taken by midfielder Kevan Hurst, the first saw Bennett’s close range header turned over the bar and his second effort, a low shot from inside the box, had to be cleared off the Matlock goal line.

With Stags’ attacks now mounting, hitman Danny Rose powered an effort from the right side of the box at the keeper’s chest with 56 minutes on the clock.

Almost ten minutes later, Benning, 35 yards from goal, supplied the ball to Green who attempted to slip it to the advancing Rose, but the Matlock shot stopper was well positioned to intervene.

At the other end, Matlock clipped the bar after a cross from the right.

Stags’ best chance of the evening came on 79 minutes. From outside the home box, winger Ashley Hemmings laid it low into the feet of Matt Green, whose wonderful turn enabled the striker to shoot against the far post. And then as it came out to defender George Taft, he placed it over the bar.

Green was to be denied again just a few minutes later, this time by the goalkeeper, who expertly stopped the frontman’s header following a Kevan Hurst cross.

Mansfield were building momentum - but it was Musslewhite again who prevented them from registering a goal.

Chris Clements back-heeled the ball on the goal line to Danny Rose, but his shot was stopped by Musslewhite who again showed good handling.

With two minutes remaining, Ashley Hemmings smashed the ball goalwards but his shot sizzled to the wrong side of the post as the scoresheet remained untouched.

STAGS FIRST HALF: Shearer, Bennett, Pearce, Taft, Benning, Hamilton, Chapman, Baxendale, M. Rose, Trialist, Yussuf

STAGS SECOND HALF: Shearer, Bennett, Pearce, Taft, Benning, Collins, Hurst, Clements, Hemmings, D. Rose, Green

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Matlock Town hold Mansfield Town to goal-less draw
by Ian Richardson (Matlock Mercury, for chad.co.uk)

Ryan Musslewhite proved to be an unlikely star as Matlock held a strong Mansfield Town side to a scoreless draw at Rossington on Wednesday night.

The hospitable Northern Counties East League Division One hosts lent goalkeeper Musslewhite to the Gladiators for the game at extremely short notice when first choice custodian Phil Barnes went down with a sickness bug on the day of his new side’s first friendly.

Musslewhite pulled off a string of fine second half saves to earn Matlock their draw which was combined with first class application and resilience from a Gladiators starting eleven.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/news/matlock-town-hold-mansfield-town-to-goal-less-draw-1-8013205#ixzz4EMzCZqbt

Mansfield dominated the second half and it seemed only a matter of time before they would break the deadlock but Musslewhite and Matlock stood firm. Matlock’s best spell came in the opening third of the contest as they began promisingly playing a neat passing game which saw them look the better side.

They won two early corners, Liam Needham’s header from the first being comfortably gathered by goalkeeper Scott Shearer Matlock before the lively Jake Green was soon forcing the second which the Stags comfortably cleared.

Shortly afterwards Green was involved once again with a brisk break down the right, Mansfield doing well to clear their lines from his low cross destined for co-striker Marc Newsham.

But the League Two side weathered the storm and it was Matlock then having to defend with authority with their complete back four of long serving favourite Adam Yates plus new signings Liam Marshall, Alex Pursehouse and Nico de Girolamo all looking calm and composed.

Marshall was one of two former Stags facing their old club, the other being highly experienced winger Andy Todd.

Striker Adi Yussuf badly scuffed wide Mansfield’s first noteworthy chance from 15 yards on 22 minutes before defender Krystian Pearce might have done much better than place his header wide from a Malvind Benning free kick out on the right.

James Baxendale’s long range strike was straight down Musslewhite’s throat, the goalkeeper then dropping on a strike from Yussuf who had turned sweetly in the underdogs’ penalty box.

The non leaguers replaced Todd, Jamie and Adam Yates with Niall McManus, the particularly impressive Dwayne Wiley and trialist Ben Partridge, and Mansfield made six adjustments with only Shearer and the back four staying intact after half-time.

Mansfield had Matlock hanging on in the opening ten minutes and Rhys Bennett was denied from successive corners in the space of a minute, Musslewhite tippng a header over the bar before Partridge was well placed to clear a second header off the line.

Musslewhite would then hold a power packed long range blast from Danny Rose who then midway through the half was found by Jake Green’s brother Matt, but again Musslewhite read the danger quickly to keep the ball out.

A rare Matlock break saw substitute Jack Siddall’s right wing centre defeat Shearer and strike the bar.

The Gladiators’ workrate could not be faulted leaving joint bosses Craig Hopkins and Glenn Kirkwood highly pleased in the knowledge that training sessions and general preparation was bearing fruit in spite of setbacks in the build up to their freshly assembled group’s first game together.

True, they lived dangerously before referee Darren England’s final whistle. Matt Green turned majestically to fire a low shot against a post with Musslewhite, for once, beaten, but still the Stags should have scored as George Taft’s follow up was horribly too high.

Musslewhite was intent on keeping his clean sheet and more fine work confirmed it with an excellent stop from Danny Rose before a well struck Ashley Hemmings effort flashed agonisingly past a post.

Matlock’s grit and determination saw them pass this stiff test and it augurs well for the season ahead. Hopkins and Kirkwood though know there is still some work to do on the offensive side,. but to earn a draw with an organised and disciplined performance against a team three tiers above them in their first game together must earn praise.

MATLOCK TOWN:Ryan Musslewhite, Liam Marshall, Alex Pursehouse, Laurie Wilson (Keenan Leyton 60), Adam Yates (Dwayne Wiley 46), Nico de Girolamo (Ashley Bartle 72), Jamie Yates (Ben Partridge 46), Liam Needham, Marc Newsham (Jack Siddall 60), Jake Green, Andy Todd (Niall McManus 46).

MANSFIELD TOWN: First half Shearer, Bennett, Pearce, Taft , Benning, CJ Hamilton, Chapman, Baxendale, M Rose, Trialist, Yussuf.

Second half: Shearer, Bennett, Pearce, Taft, Benning, Collins, Hurst, Clements, Hemmings, D Rose, Green.

REFEREE: Darren England (Barnsley).

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Mansfield Town vs Matlock Town FC
http://www.matlocktownfc.co.uk/match/6705/

13July 13, 2016
Match Report
MATLOCK TOWN 0-0 MANSFIELD TOWN

Ryan Musslewhite proved to be an unlikely star as Matlock held a strong Mansfield side, packed with first teamers, to a scoreless draw at Rossington on Wednesday night.

The hospitable Northern Counties East League Division One hosts lent goalkeeper Musslewhite to the Gladiators for the game at extremely short notice when first choice custodian Phil Barnes went down with a sickness bug on the day of his new side’s first friendly.

Musslewhite pulled off a string of fine second half saves to earn Matlock their draw which was combined with first class application and resilience from a Gladiators starting eleven which contained eight new faces but lacked Ted Cribley, Nicky Travis and Ryan King, all on holiday.

Mansfield dominated the second half and it seemed only a matter of time before they would break the deadlock but Musslewhite and Matlock stood firm. So given the circumstances, from the Gladiators’ viewpoint, it was a highly creditable performance and result.

Matlock’s best spell came in the opening third of the contest as they began promisingly playing a neat passing game which saw them look the better side. They won two early corners, Liam Needham’s header from the first being comfortably gathered by goalkeeper Scott Shearer Matlock before the lively Jake Green was soon forcing the second which the Stags comfortably cleared. Shortly afterwards Green was involved once again with a brisk break down the right, Mansfield doing well to clear their lines from his low cross destined for co-striker Marc Newsham.

But the League Two side weathered the storm and it was Matlock then having to defend with authority with their complete back four of long serving favourite Adam Yates plus new signings Liam Marsden, Alex Pursehouse and Nico de Girolamo all looking calm and composed. Marsden was one of two former Stags facing their old club, the other being highly experienced winger Andy Todd whose portfolio also includes spells at Rotherham United and Accrington Stanley plus an NPL title winners medal with Eastwood Town.

Striker Adi Yussuf badly scuffed wide Mansfield’s first noteworthy chance from fifteen yards on 22 minutes before defender Krystian Pearce might have done much better than place his header wide from a Malvind Benning free kick out on the right. James Baxendale’s long range strike was straight down Musslewhite’s throat, the goalkeeper then dropping on a strike from Yussuf who had turned sweetly in the underdogs’ penalty box.

The half time whistle arrived with the clash deservedly level before both sides made changes for the second period. The non leaguers replaced Todd, Jamie and Adam Yates with Niall McManus, the particularly impressive Dwayne Wiley and trialist Ben Partridge, and Mansfield made six adjustments with only Shearer and the back four staying intact.

Mansfield had Matlock hanging on in the opening ten minutes, the Gladiators struggling to leave their own half. Rhys Bennett was denied from successive corners in the space of a minute, Musslewhite tippng a header over the bar before Partridge was well placed to clear a second header off the line.

Musslewhite would then hold a power packed long range blast from Danny Rose who then midway through the half was found by Jake Green’s brother Matt, but again Musslewhite read the danger quickly to keep the ball out.

A rare Matlock break saw substitute Jack Siddall’s right wing centre defeat Shearer and strike the bar.

The Gladiators’ workrate could not be faulted leaving joint bosses Craig Hopkins and Glenn Kirkwood highly pleased in the knowledge that training sessions and general preparation was bearing fruit in spite of setbacks in the build up to their freshly assembled group’s first game together.

True, they lived dangerously before referee Darren England’s final whistle. Matt Green turned majestically to fire a low shot against a post with Musslewhite, for once, beaten, but still the Stags should have scored as George Taft’s follow up was horribly too high.

Musslewhite was intent on keeping his clean sheet and more fine work confirmed it with an excellent stop from Danny Rose before a well struck Ashley Hemmings effort flashed agonisingly past a post.

Matlock’s grit and determination saw them pass this stiff test and it augurs well for the season ahead. Hopkins and Kirkwood though know there is still some work to do on the offensive side,. but to earn a draw with an organised and disciplined performance against a team three tiers above them in their first game together must earn praise.

MATLOCK TOWN 1 Ryan Musslewhite 2 Liam Marsden 3 Alex Pursehouse 4 Laurie Wilson (Kenan Layton 60) 5 Adam Yates (12 Dwayne Wiley 46) 6 Nico de Girolamo (15 Ashley Bartle 72) 7 Jamie Yates (17 Ben Partridge 46) 8 Liam Needham 9 Marc Newsham (16 Jack Siddall 60) 10 Jake Green 11 Andy Todd (14 Niall McManus 46)

MANSFIELD TOWN :- First half Shearer,Bennett, Pearce, Taft , Benning, CJ Hamilton, Chapman, Baxendale, M Rose, Trialist, Yussuf.
Second half: Shearer, Bennett, Pearce, Taft, Benning, Collins, Hurst, Clements, Hemmings, D Rose, Green.

REFEREE: Darren England (Barnsley)

ATTENDANCE: 150-est.

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