A Mansfield Town XI successfully progressed through to the next round of the Notts Senior Cup following a 1-0 victory over Rainworth MWFC at Kirklington Road.
Stags took the lead on 23 minutes through striker Josh Scott. Clever feet from James Gale helped tee up the forward who unleashed a powerful effort into the back of the net via the inside of the post.
Gale came inches away from adding a second for Mansfield from the edge-of-the-box on the stroke of half time. However, a well-battled first half display installed a one goal lead for the amber and blue at the break.
Jason Law’s arrowed diagonal pass found the lively Gale who again almost beat Rainworth ‘keeper Warren Squires on 69 minutes.
The young Stags side combated an experienced Rainworth team well in the latter stages to see out the hard-fought victory.
STAGS XI: Mason, Anderson, Burke, Cooper, Collins, Ward, Law, Charles, Gale, Scott, Caine.
UNUSED SUBS: Turner, Carter, Bouch, Deakin, Pitts
RAINWORTH XI: Squires, Coupe, Wootton, Smith, Kyle Hempshall, Fisher, Boyle, Kane Hempshall (Radford 70’), Benger (Weston 82’), Watts (Curtis Williamson 67’) , Hardman
UNUSED SUBS: Hinchley, Archie Williams
REFEREE: Karl Bainbridge