Rhys Bennett says Mansfield Town must learn to kill teams off

Rhys Bennett of Mansfield Town celebrates his goal with Mansfield team mates during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Mansfield Town and Luton Town at the One Call Stadium, Mansfield, England on 26 August 2017. Photo by Leila Coker.
Rhys Bennett of Mansfield Town celebrates his goal with Mansfield team mates during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Mansfield Town and Luton Town at the One Call Stadium, Mansfield, England on 26 August 2017. Photo by Leila Coker.

Frustrated defender Rhys Bennett says Mansfield Town must learn to kills teams off.

He was speaking after Stags chucked away two points after conceding two goals in the last five minutes at home to Luton Town.

Bennett, who was making his first start of the season, said: “We are really disappointed not to have won the match.

“We had two chances to win the match, one being 2-0 up with 10 mins to go and the second being the penalty.

“We need to kill off teams basically and if we do not do that then we will see results like this again and again.

“We need to learn from this and we will learn from it. It will not happen again.

“We are disappointed and we feel like we played the best team we have played in the league, other than ourselves, off the park.

“I would give my goal back to win the game. We deserved to win the game and are gutted that we did not.”

It had looked like Mansfield would get a deserved three points when they were leading 2-0 following goals from Bennett and Lee Angol.

But Stags failed to shut the game down and were pegged back to 2-2 when James Collins scored in the 85th minute before Danny Hylton headed home an 89th minute equaliser.

Sub Jimmy Spencer saw his injury time penalty missed to round off a frustrating day for Mansfield.