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Reserves bag win at Rotherham

24 March 2015

Second-string come from behind to record impressive win at Rotherham United thanks to two goals by Alex Fisher.

Our second-string picked up their first three points of the season with a superb 2-1 success away at Rotherham United in the Final Third Development League (East Division).

Alex Fisher bagged both the goals on a day which was packed with positives for watching Stags boss Adam Murray and his coaching team of Richard Cooper and Micky Moore.

The game also saw the return of Liam Hearn, who came on for the final quarter-of-an-hour, got stuck in and was unlucky not to get his name on the score-sheet. 

Seven teenagers were also named in the Stags’ team and there was a real togetherness as Mansfield came from behind to record an impressive win.

After an entertaining opening half-hour, Connor Newton opened the scoring for the Millers in the 38th minute – latching onto a cute through ball by Jerry Yates, before slotting past Sascha Studer.

However, the hosts were ahead for less than two minutes as the Stags got back on level terms when Liam Marsden's fine ball forwards found Anthony Dwyer, whose lobbed effort over Tony Thompson was thumped into the net by Fisher at close-range.

Both teams had chances to score in an entertaining second half.

The Millers had chances through Newton, Yates and full-back Richard Brindley, whilst the Stags’ best opening came when Fisher latched onto a downfield ball by Studer and hit the foot of the post.

With seven minutes left to play, the Stags scored again to collect maximum points. Conor Green’s sublime, inch-perfect cross into the area from the right found the head of Fisher, who guided the ball past Thompson.

The former Oxford United striker almost completed the scoring in the last couple of minutes when he slid in at the far-post, but agonisingly couldn’t make a connection to Hearn’s teasing ball through the six-yard box.

Team: Studer, Green, Fitzpatrick, Brownlie, Danquah, Marsden, Rose, Spencer, Dwyer, Blake (Hearn), Fisher.

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