Bath City 2 Mansfield Town 0 - The fan’s blog

So the league season is over for another year and we just have one game left in our 57 game season.

The game at Bath had all the hallmarks of a match with nothing at stake on it. The boys very much had their minds elsewhere and also look tired, and I can very much understand it with the last couple of weeks they have all had.

This was my first game back myself after taking a break from the fold to try to finish the season in one piece.

The last couple of weeks Has told me a lot about myself and my team.

The Stags will need some fresh blood on the pitch and the ground situation sorting to give us a chance of getting out of this league because without a ground in our own name we can have the best team in the world but would still not get out of this league because we must either have a 10 year lease on Field Mill or it be our own to even allowed to go up.

The Stags have some great supporters and the match at Bath gave them a chance to wear fancy dress with it being the last game of the season.

We had a sailor, a referee, a soldier and even a hot dog on the terraces cheering the lads on. The boys were not helped in their cause by have Stephen Istead sent off for what was just a very normal tackle but Referee Thompson seemed to think it was much more than that.

The boys did well to hold on has long as they did and went into the break level at 0-0 but the Stags would be a goal down inside the first ten minutes of the second half as Marley Watkins ripped a hole in the Stags defence.

The second goal killed off any chance of getting back into the game and also put the season to rest.

It has been a long and trying season at times but it is now history and we looked forward to a day out and a visit to the National Stadium.

Mansfield as a town you have done your club proud by getting behind your boys on the club biggest day in 24 years.

12,000 plus supporters will begin to leave Field Mill at around 7.30am next Saturday morning in what I hope will be a sea of yellow and blue.

The Wembley visit will be a big day for me too as it will be my last blog for the Chad as I will be giving up the role that I have held for just over a year.

The reason I am giving it up this role is that my health is not allowing me to do the job as I would like to and I feel it is not fair to the club and to the Chad to be blogging on games I have not watched myself.

So lets all have a great week enjoy the bank holiday and then get behind the boys on Saturday and bring the trophy home to Field Mill.