AFC Mansfield returned to Harworth for this league game and looked really jaded after a hectic schedule of games.
Some players are playing four games a week and it is starting to take its toll.
AFC were without 2 central defenders and Steve Mcgurk had to leave the field through injury and were left with a makeshift defence.
The Bulls have quality within the squad and still came out with the points with a 5-0 victory.
Jammy Meehan left work early to start the game and proved a rock at the back filling in for the absentees.
This is the type of dedication that can win trophies for the club and lets hope the lads get there just deserts.
The star of the show was Dale Shepherd as he was moved to centre forward with Dean Rick leaving the field with a tight hamstring.
With Ed Eley going in goal Dale led the line up front and from a free kick soon tested the goalkeeper.
He did get on the scoresheet before the end as he calmly slotted the ball home to make it 5-0.
Earlier goals from Mark Carter 2, Carl Haslam and Joe Naylor had paved the way earlier on in this victory which keeps AFC top of the league.
Another hectic week starts again with the Baris league cup semi-final this Tuesday versus Belper to be played at Hucknall Town.
Lets hope the lads can lick their wounds and soldier on through the pain barrier.