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Match-winner eyes table ascent after Shrimps win

23 December 2017

After scoring the winner in this afternoon's 2-1 win against Morecambe, top scorer Danny Rose is looking up the Sky Bet League Two table, with Stags sitting just three points off third place.

On his return from injury, striker Kane Hemmings gave Stags an eight-minute lead when he fired past Morecambe 'keeper Barry Roche from the edge of the area.

The Shrimps drew level in the 51st minute through a fine finish from striker Callum Lang, before substitute Paul Anderson whipped an inch-perfect cross onto the head of former Barnsley man Rose, who powered it into the roof of the net.

Rose, who took his tally for the season to 12 goals with his 88th-minute winner, now has his sights set on an assault on the Sky Bet League Two top three.

"There's no better feeling; a last minute [winner and a] 2-1 home win," said the former Bury forward.

"It's good to get the three points and get us back up there with all the other teams involved in the league.

"A 2-1 win is very good but we needed the three points more importantly to put us back in there, in with a play-off shout.

"[It was a] huge win. We've just looked at the table now and we're somehow three points off third [which] just sums up the league really, doesn't it?

"I think results have gone our way, I've just had a quick look. I think all the boys in the play-offs have not got three points today, so it was a huge win for us.


"I don't think we were at our best, at all. I thought Morecambe were really good on the day but people look at results now and they'll see we've beaten them 2-1 so we'll go onto the next one now."

The 24-year-old hitman was without a goal in four games going into today's match, but he insists he's continued to work hard to get back on the scoresheet.

"There's been a little bit of a goal drought. I don't know what it was, three or four games I've not scored in but I've just got to keep my head grounded and luckily the goal's come today and I'll move onto the next one."

"[The cross was] absolutely brilliant. I said to him (Paul Anderson) at the end: 'what a ball it was'.

"I love those ones, hung up at the back stick and I was there to put it in but it was a great ball from him."

Supporters will be able to login to iFollow Stags to view Rose's post-match interview later tonight.

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