Darren Way pays tribute to Yeovil Town side after win at Mansfield Town

James Baxendale attacks Ben Tozer

Mansfield Town v Yeovil Town - Skybet League Two - One Call Stadium - Saturday 20 Feb 2016 - Photographer Steve Uttley
James Baxendale attacks Ben Tozer Mansfield Town v Yeovil Town - Skybet League Two - One Call Stadium - Saturday 20 Feb 2016 - Photographer Steve Uttley

Darren Way paid tribute to his battling Yeovil Town side as yesterday’s 1-0 win at Mansfield Town pushed them nine points clear of

the drop.

It took a stoppage time winner by defender Ryan Dickson to snatch all three points from what had looked a definite 0-0 draw and Way said: “It’s a massive achievement and I want them to really enjoy it.

“This feels special. The consequences of this club being relegated are unthinkable because it took them a lot of years to get to where we are and these players don’t want to be the ones labelled as the ones that go the club relegated.

“They are liking that challenge. It was fantastic. To come to this place away from home, the boys have been in a battling performance again.

“We had direct balls coming into the box which is a threat and one end of the pitch was very boggy. So there were a lot of problems we had to deal with.”

He added: “It wasn’t ideally how we want to play. But when a team is coming at you direct, it is a physical contest. They are physical. The

boy Green is dominant – he’d try to dig your eyes out fighting for that ball.

“Mansfield are a threat – that’s why they are where they are. But we are resilient at the moment and there’s not much breaks us.

“Someone put on twitter the form table for the last 10 games – that’s the one we’re looking at. It’s quite impressive when you look at that – and it’s the players who have achieved that.”