Saturday’s game must be the worst performance Stags I have seen as Chad blogger - apart from the mauling we got at Grimsby on New Year’s Day.
We lacked passion and the defending was of a standard which I never thought I would see.
I am glad that it was in a game which wasn’t too important to the run in to the end with the play-offs well out of sight.
Hayes and Yeading made us look like we were in the bottom three and fighting relegation, so this blogger must say that the Stags got what they deserved from the trip - which was nothing.
We were second to every ball and looked very tired which I can understand - all this travelling is really taking it out of me.
The supporters who travelled there on Saturday really had to try to find their own ways of keeping a smile on their faces. Apart from the beautiful spring sunshine which bathed Church Road we had nothing that would make us want to remember the day itself. It was a very special day for the other team though, because after this season Hayes and Yeading United will no longer play at Church Road. I understand why they want to move as we were parked up in a building site which is at the front of the stadium.
Both the players and Duncan must look at what as happened today, take note and make sure it doesn’t affect future games. We must try to get back to winning ways as soon as possible. We can not let this game affect us too much and hopefully we can bounce straight back on Tuesday night against Barrow.
I hope that Paul Connor will try to use his suspension from the red card he picked on Saturday in a positive way by getting some rest and just work on his shooting. I am really worried for him with not scoring in what seems ten long games for him and us. I believe that Paul can come back from his ban stronger and start to show why he is our favourite striker.
Supporters and players have got a packed schedule ahead of them with four home games in a row. I am looking forward to the summer break as it has been a very long season for me which began back in July with the pre-season games at such lovely grounds at Frickley, Buxton and Eastwood.
So if you can get to Field Mill then get behind the lads has they need us all to get behind them.