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Handsworth 1-4 AFC Mansfield: Match Report

A stellar performance from AFC Mansfield helped Phil Buxton’s side to a brilliant 4-1 victory over a difficult Handsworth side.

The Bulls made the trip into South Yorkshire in high hopes after bringing in forward Klarke Greenham from Sherwood Colliery, who had an immediate impact.

Greenham granted Mansfield the lead just three minutes in, as Luke Walker’s headed flick on found the forward to casually poked past Ben Townsend.

The joy would be short lived however before Handsworth would snatch an equaliser just moments later through Leon Howarth, who retained possession on the edge of the box before steering home into the bottom corner.

Alfie Dodsworth, Walker and Greenham were the front three for the Bulls and created mayhem, which would eventually lead to a second breakthrough. Some clever link-up play between Dodsworth and Greenham allowed Walker to sneak in behind before weaving past one man and smashing past Townsend.

Adam Revuelta would continue his impressive form with some excellent stops, denying Kane Reece from close-range after the attacker snuck through on goal. He was once again called into action when parrying Dunne’s powerful effort onto the post with a brilliant reactive save.

Heading into the second half, the Bulls quickly added a third to their lead. With a show of class, midfielder Dodsworth took aim from a free-kick and bended his effort into the back of the net.

And with just fifteen minutes left on the clock, Greenham snatched his brace and Mansfield’s fourth. Walker and Greenham continued their partnership, as Walker raced through on goal and slid the ball into the path of Greenham who was composed in slotting past an astray Townsend.

Mansfield would nearly go onto add their fifth through Walker who capitalised on some poor defending, but Townsend quickly closed the angle and cleared into the path of substitute Josh Hobson, who’s venomous effort narrowly spun wide.

The Bulls are back in action this coming Tuesday and on the road to Barton Town. Ticket details and information will be announced in due course.

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