National ESFA Competitions
U13 Trophy Round 2 Harrogate & Craven 3 v 1 Mansfield & Ashfield
Mansfield struggled hard to cope with the pace of the 3G astroturf pitch and the slick passing game of their Yorkshire hosts. Despite defending valiantly they found themselves 3-0 down after twenty minutes.
The visitors showed terrific determination to work harder to upset the Harrogate rhythm and by half time the match had begun to move Mansfield’s way. With encouragement from team manager Mark Sisson, Mansfield started the second period in a much stronger fashion.
Jack Weatherer , Harrison Day and Rhys Gray worked tirelessly in midfield and Joe Laurie and Ryan Stanley were strong in defence, limiting the home side to long range shots so that goal-keeper Jack Judson was relatively untroubled.
Mansfield were able to mount several good chances of their own and Tom Batterham was eventually rewarded for his efforts to leave the final score at 3-1