Experienced full-back happy to get on the score-sheet and claim an assist in 3-2 win over the Cumbrians.Mansfield Town put in a gutsy performance to beat Sky Bet League Two strugglers Carlisle United this afternoon, winning 3-2 in a closely-fought contest.
One of the stand-out performers in the game was full-back Lee Beevers, who opened the scoring with a well-placed header in the fourth minute and then claimed an assist with a magnificent 60-yard run and subsequent pass to Rakish Bingham for our third goal.
On his goal, just his second since joining us in June 2012, he said "It wasn't too much. If you put me in the box this year, I will get you a goal.
"I'm used to going in the box previously, so it's nothing new to me and I'm comfortable going in there, so I just took the ball and it managed to beat the ‘keeper and go into the net.”
Although a spirited fight-back by Carlisle caused a nerve-jangling finale, our team held on to their lead in the closing stages to record an important victory and Beevers was particularly pleased with the result.
He continued: "We followed it on from Tuesday[‘s win over Morecambe]. We thought Tuesday was excellent. Unfortunately we couldn't score early on, we had to be patient and do it right at the end.
“We continued that right into the first half today, but the second half was a little bit different. We obviously did enough in the first half and held on in the second.
"The first 15 minutes of the second half was always going to be important. They got their tails up and obviously scored a goal, so from there it was just going to be a battle. We just had to be resolute and just hold out.
"You can't come out and think that it's too easy and the job's done. You almost need to come out and think it's the first half all over again and it's 0-0.”
As a whole, Beevers is pretty pleased with the progress our team are making currently and is optimistic for the near future.
"We've had a not too bad start to the season really. We just need to keep pushing on and carry on what we're doing,” he concluded.
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