Dyer’s delight at 17-second goal for Stags against old club

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Ross Dyer enjoyed scoring in 17 seconds against his old club in the Stags 1-1 draw at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday and then said: “I have quite a few friends here and only have good things to say about Forest Green

“But it is nice to score against your old club. Adam Murray dinked it over and I made the run and just hit it across the keeper and managed to score which was a great start.

“I thought the sending-off was 50-50. It’s not malice, just passion. But we stick together. We dug in and grinded out the result.”

Skipper Murray said: “That is a massive point.

“I don’t think it was a sending-off. Two minutes before, their lad fouled me and I jumped straight back up. If I hadn’t he would have gone.

“Referees need to be stronger, especially for away teams. Matt Green should have had a penalty.

“He was through one on one and he is a big bloke, he doesn’t go down for nothing.

“We are certainly not a dirty side. We don’t throw elbows.”