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Midfielder delighted with ‘great afternoon’

9 September 2023

Midfielder Aaron Lewis has lauded a ‘great afternoon’ and ‘great performance’ as Stags beat Accrington Stanley 3-0 on the road this afternoon.

The former Newport man returned to the side following a calf injury sustained at Doncaster last month.

The Welshman capped his introduction back to the squad with an outstanding 35-yard volley for Mansfield’s third.

Speaking to iFollow Stags post-match, the midfielder said: “It was a great afternoon.

“To come away with three points on the road, three goals and a clean sheet is a great afternoon for everyone.

“I think it was a great performance.

“We got a goal early which has helped settle it down and then we’ve just stepped on from there.”

On his goal of the season contender strike, on 75 minutes, Aaron added: “It was just a bit of instinct.

“Obviously, it’s come to me and the ‘keeper is not in his goal as a player the first thing you think about is [to] shoot.

“I was always going to hit it.

“I may have had a few boys not happy with me if it hadn’t gone in, but it has, luckily.”

The versatile performer slotted seamlessly back into a strong Stags’ starting XI after injury.

“It’s obviously nice to come straight back in [to the side],” he said.

“I think it shows that people can come in and out so fluently with the team we have and the great squad depth.

“It’s nice to come in and try and influence it [the side] as much as I can.”

The win takes Stags to third in Sky Bet League Two as Mansfield remain unbeaten in all competitions.

“Everyone is in a good mood in there [the dressing room] but we know we’ve got to take it into next weekend and go and do the same thing,” Aaron said.

“Taking the momentum from each game and going on to the next [has been key to Stags’ good start to the season].”

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