A youthful Mansfield Town side were beaten 3-1 by non-league Stamford AFC this evening, with boss Steve Evans opting to keep his squad together for the visit of Nottingham Forest tomorrow [Saturday 22nd].
Only shot-stopper Bobby Olejnik, midfielders Jack Thomas and Lewis Collins and trialist front man Jordan Slew represented the senior side, with Steve Evans and his backroom staff watching from the stands.
The Stags went behind after 11 minutes, Jack Thomas conceding a free kick in a dangerous position which Jack Jeys curled beyond Olejnik.
A youthful Stags side levelled on 25 minutes through Tyler Blake but the hosts were back in front with 11 minutes to go before the half-time whistle as John King put beyond the former Exeter glovesman.
The hosts wrapped up the victory with ten minutes to go through Danny Draper, who left Olejnik with little chance to put the game beyond doubt.
Line Up: Bobby Olejnik, Kane Baldwin, Henry Wilder, Jack Thomas, Brad McDonald, Keiran Harrison, Adrial George (Jason Law 70), Lewis Collins (Cameron Healey 61), Tyler Blake (Jordan Smith 74), Jordan Slew, Zane Hakeem (Nyle Blake 56)
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