AFC Mansfield

Sunday, March 10, 2013


If anyone has never been to Bentley the pitch is very low and surrounded by a bank and so has very little drainage.With the pitch having had plenty of rain it was a case of get the game on and make the best of it.
AFC went about their business and tried to play football and the home defence stood firm for a while until Joe Naylor broke the deadlock.
Matt Draper added one to make it 2-0 and it was just then a case of seeing out the game.Joe Naylor added a second and AFC went in 3-0 up at half time.
In the second half more rain ensued and the pitch turned into a mud bath which made for good entertainment and some dirty kits.
Mark Robinson and Callum Green entered the fray and soon showed that they had a turn of pace and  Mark Robinson made it 4-0 with a headed goal . 
Callum Green then scored on his debut for the club and looks a fine prospect.
Danny Mclane settled the score at 6-0 to the Bulls with a penalty.
Funny part of the day was when AFC were awarded a penalty and Mark Carter raced up the field through the mud to claim it.
He must have tired himself out sprinting in the mud and he fluffed the penalty with a cheer going up from the away support.
Just one of many funny moments in the game.
All credit must go to the officials for keeping the game on and both sets of players for using common sense in the conditions.
The Bulls remain top of the table and travel up to Westella on Tuesday to replay the floodlit cup game that was abandoned at the last attempt.