Sky Bet League Two | Saturday 20th March 2021 – One Call Stadium [Behind Closed Doors]
It should have been an afternoon where the Stags stepped into some clearer sunlight, but again more mistakes, more errors and more ridiculousness strikes Mansfield Town down in the very last minute, as the league’s bottom side claim a 2-2 draw.
To be fair, their second goal was a brilliant strike – BUT, In my opinion, Farrend Rawson needlessly puts the ball behind for a corner, before substitute striker Ryan Sweeney (yes, you read that right) gives away a criminal foul from the resulting NEEDLESS corner. BOTH, are at fault – but the real question is, when will we learn.
The bare minimum was of course to match Southend who also drew so actually it’s as you were – 11 point gap with now ten games to go – BUT this was a huge opportunity to widen that and make thing far more comfortable.
More bad luck seemed to hit the Stags too with substitute Oli Sarkic pulling up injured after coming off of the bench and looking sharp, whilst Jason Law took a few knocks and at one point – looked like he may have to go off.
Post match Clough also mentioned Jamie Reid feeling the effects, Stephen Quinn (whose been excellent) was rested after feeling leggy, and skipper Ollie Clarke missed out all together with him pretty much running on fumes.
We have to improve and pick up a win, the games keep coming so there’s no time to dwell on how we’ve again thrown it away – ten games to go, and I can’t wait for it to be over.
Click HERE to read the clubs official match report.
STAGS: Aidan Stone | Kellan Gordon, Farrend Rawson, James Perch ©, Mal Benning | George Maris (Ryan Sweeney 81), Stephen McLaughlin (Stephen Quinn 74), Harry Charsley, Jason Law (Keaton Ward 81) | Jamie Reid (Oli Sarkic 74 / Jake Wright 89), Jordan Bowery Unused Subs: Marek Stech, Tyrese Sinclair
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