AFC Mansfield

Sunday, December 09, 2012


In a game that was that was always going to be keenly contested Ollerton came up short once again.The home side huffed and puffed but couldnt come up with the goods and just about wrote off any hope of contending for the title.
Carl Haslam was back on form and after some fine work by Phil Buxton and a great cross, Haslam was first to the ball to poke the ball home.
He again hit the back of the net in the second half with a clinical finish to make the final score 2-0 to AFC Mansfield and keeps them top of the league.During the game Dean Rick was very unlucky on a couple of occasions not to get on the scoresheet and if were not for the Ollerton keeper he would have bagged.
There were four booking for either side in the game and there were some tasty challenges which was expected given the history of the game.Ollerton tested on a couple of occasions but could not breach the Mansfield defence and the partnership of Matt Draper and Steve Mcgurk stood firm.
Keeper Ed Eley commanded his area well and again stood firm under pressure to keep a clean sheet.
All attention is now drawn to the Dronfield game next week at The Forest Town Stadium which could decide where the title goes.