AFC Mansfield

Sunday, December 16, 2012


The players and management knew how important this game was to the club in regards to winning the title and guaranteeing promotion.
How ever it looks like they had one eye on the Christmas party and never turned up in front of a healthy crowd. 
Dronfield were the better side throughout the game and AFC went 1-0 up against the run of play when Danny Naylor ran clear and lobbed the keeper.
Dronfield hit back before half time with a brace of goals to make it 2-1 at half time to the visitors.
Harsh words were said at half time but it had no effect and the whole AFC side looked lacking in effort, passion and skill and were made to look also rans by a hungry Dronfield side.
The visitors made it 3-1 from the penalty spot and the game was all over as a contest.
To rub salt into the wounds Dronfield added another 2 goals late on as the AFC side capitulated and made it 5-1.
Its now back to the drawing board for Micky, and his players must dust themselves down if they are going to get anything out of the season.
They remain top of the league on goal difference but the title is out of their hands now and they are relying on Dronfield slipping up at some stage.
The Bulls now need to grow a pair and show some mettle in the remainder of the season and live up to the nickname.
There is a long way to go.