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Young Stags edged out by experienced Gladiators

23 July 2014

Corey Gregory's goal earns Matlock Town a narrow victory.

Our youngsters fell to a 1-0 defeat despite a spirited performance against a much-more experienced Matlock Town at the Autoworld Arena.

Corey Gregory grabbed the decisive goal for the Gladiators – heading home on the quarter-hour mark following some good build-up play on the left-hand side.

Nevertheless, the hosts were foiled on numerous occasions by the excellent Adam Bishop, who was in goal for Stags until the hour-mark when the equally-impressive Frazer Hampson was introduced.

Mansfield enjoyed just as much possession as their Evo-Stik Premier League counterparts and had chances in either half to earn a share of the spoils, but it wasn’t to be.

Our young guns will now be hoping to ‘kick on’ from this encouraging display when they travel to Coalville Town on Saturday.

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