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Season 11/12 Stagsnet Match Report
FA Cup 4th qualifying round replay
Fleetwood Town  
5 - 0
 Mansfield Town
Brodie 29, Clancy 45+1, Seddon 75, Milligan pen 80, Mangan 90+2
Attendance: 1159 (78 from Mansfield)
Date: 1 November 2011

Text commentary:

The Stags players were late arriving at Fleetwood due to the closure of the M6 at Preston, and had to forego the pre-match meal at a hotel. The journey took over 5 hours.

One change to the Stags side: Louis Moult for Matt Green who has a virus. Paul Cox has the same virus and will be at home listening to the commentary on StagsPlayer.
Micky Moore will be in charge.
Subs: Thompson (first time for the Stags), Day, Bell, Todd, Somes, Connor.
Redmond also has the virus, so no keeper on the bench.

Micky Moore pre match: The bug has upset the plans. We have other players who have been under the weather with it but hopefully they will soldier on with it.
Our intention is to attack them tonight. We think we sat back a bit too much on Saturday.

Fleetwood bench: Viera, Mangan et al

Sutton, Riley and Futcher also have the virus but are soldiering on. Naylor also has the virus, plus kitman Mez Merriman. John Lomas and Matt Halfpenny of the local rags are also sidelined!

1 Stags win a corner in the first minute. O'Neill's corner evades everyone.
Fleetwood playing 4-2-4
4 Sutton is outpaced by Vardy on the left, and Brodie hit the underside of bar from 12 yards, and Marriott saves the rebound. Stags get out of jail.
5 Moult shoots harmlessly wide from 20 yards.
Sparse crowd.
12 Vardy from 25 yards low shot sails just past Marriott's right post.
13 Marriott saves well from great chance for Brodie, tipping the ball away.
14 Seddon shoots across face of goal and it's deflected for a corner.
14 Marriott saves from Vardy shot from the edge of the box. But the offside flag was up.
22 Marriott denies Fleetwood with a double save. A great save first from Vardy then saves the rebound from Seddon. Marriott keeping us in the game under fierce pressure.
29 1-0 Brodie prods home after shot cleared off line by Bolland.
30 Howell misses a sitter from 5 yards, completely unmarked. Meikle whipped cross in and Howell misses unbelievably.
32 Murray booked for dissent.
34 Brodie cross from the left and Vardy curls a shot over the bar.
Dyer and Moult switch places - Moult to the right and Dyer to the middle.
41 Fleetwood keeper saves on the line from Futcher header from brilliant O'Neill free kick. Good opportunity.
45 Marriott comfortable save from Clancy shot.
45+1 2-0 Clancy. Error from defence, Vardy knicks ball away and Clancy scores.
HT 2-0 Terrible time to concede second goal. It's going to be tough to come back from this.
46 Marriott puts cross behind for a corner. 8 Fleetwood players claim a handball but none given.
Stags playing much better now, without creating chances.
55 Howell casually gives the ball away cheaply, and Brodie picks it up but shoots well wide. Very sloppy.
56 Murray and Bolland give the ball away, Brodie shoots and Marriott saves well, tipping it over the bar.
Stags now 4-4-2 with Howell alongside Dyer up front, and Moult and Meikle on the wings.
62 Brodie breaks the offside trap, and slips a shot inches wide after Marriott did well to make himself large. Brodie has had alot of chances tonight.
62 McGuire is free and unmarked, but it is a poor shot easily saved by Marriott.
Stags giving the ball away too often in dangerous areas.
64 Brodie is through again from yet another mistake, and Brodie shoots tameley wide.
66 Vardy crosses and Brodie misses again.
67 Viera for Brodie. Brodie should have had at least 4 goals. Todd for Meikle.
68 Murray shoots straight at the Fleetwood keeper.
70 ex-Stag Keith Briggs for McGuire
72 Brilliant from Vardy who drifts past the Stags defence, and tries to chip Marriott but it goes wide of the post.
75 3-0 Seddon scores with a fine goal on the break. Very poor from Mansfield.
Without Alan Marriott this could have been a much heavier defeat.
Adam Somes is coming on for his debut.
78 Mangan for Vardy. Somes for Howell.
The Stags have been disappointing all night.
80 4-0 Penalty for Fleetwood. Handball, possibly by Riley. Fleetwood fighting over who to take it. Milligan takes it and scores.
82 Good run from Todd, from the halfway line, and shoots but its blocked. Somes shoots from the rebound and its blocked for a corner.
83 Day for Riley. Day's first appearance of the season.
90+1 Clancy perfect pass for Viera, Viera chips over Marriott and over the bar. Fleetwood have been very wasteful in front of goal.
90+2 Fleetwood goal disallowed. Flag up for offside as Viera puts the ball in the net.
90+2 5-0 Mangan scores.
FT 5-0

The Stags lose 5-0 but it should have been more.

The players are going to have Wednesday and Thursday off in an attempt not to spread the virus further.

This is the first time we have not reached the first round since we joined the league in 1931, having previously won all of our 4th qualifying round ties since we've been in the Conference.


Report by: Player ratings by Dean Foulkes

Line Up:
Marriott 8 Played well, and would have been 10 without him. Didn't move for the penalty though.
Sutton 4.5 Disappointing. Gets an extra 0.5 on his rating for kicking the ball into Brodie's stomach.
Riley 4 Very poor. Set them up for 2 goals.
Futcher 5
O'Neill 5 Put in one or two decent crosses.
Dyer 4 Ineffective. Moved up front in the second half with Howell.
Bolland 4 Largely anonymous.
Murray 5 Tried hard and did show some effort.
Howell 5 Missed a sitter. Was at least noticeable on the pitch.
Meikle 4 Not in the game at all.
Moult 4 Isolated and ineffective.
Sub Line Up:
Todd (for Meikle, 67) -
Somes (for Howell, 78) - Nice to see him come on.
Day (for Riley, 83) -
Subs not used: Thompson, Bell, Connor.
Opposition Line Up:
Davies, Beeley, Goodall, McNulty, Pond, Clancy, Milligan, McGuire (Briggs, 71), Brodie (Vieira, 68), Seddon, Vardy (Mangan, 78). Subs not used: St Louis Hamilton, Cox, Cavanagh, Brown
Sebastian Stocksbridge (Gateshead)

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