AFC Mansfield

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Harworth Hit For Six

In this top of the table clash AFC Mansfield came out clear winners winning 6-1.Afc have now gone six points clear at the top of the table.Mansfield started the game with several players missing through injury,suspension and holidays but should they have strength in depth within in the squad which boades well for the season.

The first half was very tense with neither side wanting to take chances,however Carl Haslam stepped up to the plate to put AFC 1-0 up and settle the home sides nerves..Haaaslam then made it 2-0 from a corner as he purposely went for goal and managed to bend it in leaving the Harworth defence flatfooted.The points looked to be going Mansfield way but just before half time Harworth pulled one back and the teams went in 2-1.

The AFC Mansfield centre half Matt Draper was very displeased conceding a goal and after the break they came out more determined to put the game to bed.It was not long before Dean Rick made his mark with a goal from open play and he then bagged a penalty.Carl Haslam popped up again to claim his hatrick when he cheekily slotted the ball through the keepers legs to the delight of the 195 spectators at the game.Danny McLean was a surprise name on the scoresheet. As AFC Mansfield ran out 6-1 winners to cement there place at the top of the table..

AFC now travel to Thorn Colliery next Saturday with no midweek game scheduled.