AFC Mansfield

Sunday, December 02, 2012


 AFC Mansfield are now through to the quarter final of the Notts Intermediate cup after a narrow 4-3 victory against local side Old Elizabethans.
AFC started the game very brightly and knocked the ball around well and soon took a commanding lead through two fantastic strikes by in form hotshot Danny Naylor.
It was 2-0 at half time and the AFC players must have gone into the break very complacent.Fair play to the OEs side who came out all guns blazing second half and matched AFC man for man and showed why they are unbeaten so far this season.
They soon knocked 2 goals in and had AFC on the ropes, however consistent scorer Mark Carter hit back to make it 3-2 to The Bulls.
OEs were not giving up without a fight and got a late penalty to make it 3-3 and the game went into extra time.
Manager Micky Taylor could be heard giving his side a dressing down during the interval and fair play to the Mansfield side they came out with a different attitude in extra time.
Striker Carl Haslam was very unlucky on a couple occasions as he ran at the defence and looked to be back to his best.
It was Mark Carter again who sealed the victory as he bagged his second to make it 4-3 and send AFC Mansfield through.
AFC Mansfield now look forward to the away trip to Ollerton next saturday which will be a very tough test and give an indication where the title may go.