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30th January 2008 12:38

Interviews with Michael Boulding and Billy Dearden from Radio Nottingham. Listen here.

Interview with Peter Jackson from Radio Lincolnshire. Listen here.

Interview with Adam Smith from Radio Lincolnshire. Listen here.

Boulding told Evening Post: "When you get in that situation people might think you have lots going through your mind, but you don't really have time. You are just looking for the opportunity to get a shot off and I think in those situations it is pretty instinctive. We practice finishing in training every day so that you don't have to think about what you're doing, it just comes naturally. I think it was a massive win for us and it's probably the first time we have not played that well and won."
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Touchline celebration joy for Billy
CHAD.co.uk, by John Lomas

VETERAN Stags boss Billy Dearden enjoyed his touchline celebrations as much as any young mananger as Stags stole a last gasp goal to win 2-1 at relegation rivals Lincoln on Tuesday night.
"It was a nice time to score a winner or a goal of any kind if it is going to get you a result," he smiled.

"I showed a bit of pace on the touchline when it went in - more than I did in my playing days! But I was a bit emotional as it was a great time to score.

"Lincoln set off very well and had a good chance in the first two or three minutes which Carl (Muggleton) made a good save from.

"They had chances in the second half but we came closest and Ian Holmes hit the bar before Mickey got his second goal.

"We gave the ball away too many times for my liking which isn't like us. But we stuck at it and I was very pleased.

"That's two away League wins on the bounce though it wasn't as comfortable as the win at Chester.

"It was hard work. We didn't pass the ball as sharply as we did on Saturday but we ratted a bit and battled out a result.

"There were one or two good performances out there but we did look a bit jaded after Saturday."

Boro display was the boost we needed - Boulding
CHAD.co.uk, by John Lomas

TWO-GOAL hero Mickey Boulding felt that the confidence gained by playing well against Premiership Middlesbrough on Saturday was the catalyst for Tuesday night's magnificent 2-1 away local derby win in the relegation showdown at Lincoln.
"We have a young squad and sometimes confidence can go," he said.

"The game on Saturday gave us a bit of belief that we are not that bad and we can get out of this situation.

"There were a lot of question marks about today's game after Saturday. Can you turn it on again today? Well we have done it.

"That was a massive win for us and the first time this season we have not played well but actually won the game.

"To win away from home and to win here is a real boost for us - and to do it is the dying minutes was even better.

"It was difficult because of Saturday. Our pitch is in a lot better state and this was quite bobbly.

"We couldn't get hold of the ball and get our passing going which was pretty frustrating in the first half.

"At half-time we came in and said we were not playing well but were still in the game so let's go out and win it, even if we were rubbish.

"We kept going and I thought the back four played really well.

"I wasn't sure about the penalty but we kept plugging away. It was nice to score but it's all about the team performance."
Peter Jackson: "When you think you have a point and that happens it is hard to take. In the first half hour we could have been three up and if we'd scored then it would have been a totally different game, but we didn't take our chances. When they scored it was probably their first shot during the game and our keeper obviously should have done better. But in the second half there were four or five times when they caught us with balls over the top and that's where their second goal's come from. We did really well with Boulding in the first half but in the second he got in time and again and I'm disappointed with the goals we conceded. When we got back into the game you think there is only one team who is going to then go on and win it.”


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