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Report: Stags 2-1 Accringto – News



Report: Stags 2-1 Accringto - News

Mansfield City magnificently secured promotion to League One for the primary time in over 20 years with a scintillating 2-1 house victory over Accrington Stanley.

George Maris heroically opened the scoring after simply two minutes when his effort from vast out deflected in off Tommy Leigh.

Veteran midfielder Stephen Quinn importantly doubled Stags’ lead on 63 minutes earlier than Tommy Leigh clinched a late comfort for the guests.

Nigel Clough made 5 modifications to the aspect that emphatically beat MK Dons 4-1 on Saturday.

George Williams, Elliott Hewitt, Ollie Clarke, Aaron Lewis and Will Swan had been changed by Stephen McLaughlin, George Maris, Stephen Quinn, Davis Keillor-Dunn and Tom Nichols within the beginning XI.

Buoyed by a raucous environment inside One Name Stadium, Mansfield dramatically snatched the lead inside two minutes, additional igniting their energetic backing. 

A quickly-taken Maris nook was returned to him by the close by Stephen Quinn, permitting the number-10 to blast the ball goalwards along with his in-step, deflecting off defender Tommy Leigh on its approach into the Accrington objective.

Three minutes later, Maris had Stags on the entrance foot once more, making an attempt to dink the ball over Accrington stopper Radek Vitek from 40-yards out, solely to drift the ball over the crossbar.

Mansfield refused to let-up and carved Accrington open but once more on ten minutes.

Keillor-Dunn’s delicate ball in behind the midfield line picked out Hiram Boateng, whose curled effort simply contained in the field was excellently tipped across the publish by Vitek.

Regardless of the hosts’ dominant opening, Accrington reminded Stags of their risk on 21 minutes. 

A lofted ball into the Mansfield field labored its solution to Shaun Whalley, who guided a cushioned header into the assured gloves of Christy Pym from seven yards out.

Mansfield introduced a relaxed to proceedings through a interval of well-kept possession.

That was till Lucas Akins fantastically picked out Maris’ back-post run with a whipped cross from the proper on 32 minutes. Agonisingly although, the stretching Mansfield number-10 might solely fireplace his effort vast, having made an excellent contact from shut vary.

The hosts started the second interval as that they had ended the primary, in quest of a second objective.

Keillor-Dunn threatened to assert simply that as he stung the palms of Vitek from outdoors the field on 50 minutes. Sixty seconds later, the identical man whipped a tempting 20-yard effort simply over the crossbar along with his weaker left foot.

13 minutes later although, the One Name’s roof actually got here off as Quinn blasted in Stags’ second. Intelligent play from Keillor-Dunn on the left set the Irishman in on objective, whose preliminary close-range effort was effectively saved by Vitek. That didn’t matter although as Quinn scrambled quickest to the free rebound to show it house and spark pandemonium within the stands.

Having managed the play composedly, Mansfield had been dealt a late scare when Leigh’s deflected volley deceived Pym to get one again for Accrington on 85 minutes.

That didn’t matter although, because the referee’s whistle quickly rung out for full-time, sparking scenes of elation and euphoria.

STAGS: Pym, Akins (Hewitt 84’), Flint ©️, Bowery, McLaughlin, Reed, Maris (Gale 74’), Quinn (Clarke 67’), Boateng (Lewis 67’), Keillor-Dunn (Swan 74’), Nichols.

UNUSED SUBS: Flinders, Williams.

STANLEY XI: Vitek, O’Brien, Hills, Gubbins, Shipley, Conneely, Coyle, Nolan, Lowe (J Woods 57’), Whalley (Pritchard 57’), Leigh.

UNUSED SUBS: Savin, Martin, Quirk, Henderson, B Woods.

REFEREE: Charles Breakspear

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