AFC Mansfield

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


AFC Mansfield moved into the third round of the league cup with a comprehensive victory over Linby Colliery.
It was again a tough game similar to the away tie but this time AFC didn't allow them back into the game.
Carl Haslam started the game after illness and showed the turn of speed to run onto a through ball beat the goal keeper and put into an empty net.He could have had another a little later but the referee adjudged him offside having clearly run from an onside position and calmly chipped the goalie.
The teams went in 1-0 at half time
Danny Mclane was the surprise scorer of the second as he hit a long range shot which squirmed under the goalkeeper to everyone's surprise mostly the keepers.
After AFC went close on a couple of occasions Joe Naylor scored his first goal for the club to complete the 3-0 scoreline as he smashed the ball home.
The only down side to the night was striker Dean Rick coming off with a tight hamstring but hopefully he has caught it early enough to gain a quick recovery.
The Bulls will now face Calverton Miners Welfare away in the third round with the date to be announced.
League action is resumed on Saturday with an away at Bentley Colliery.