Stags reserves included three trialists in their side for their opening Central League (East Division) game at Doncaster Rovers this afternoon, which they won 2-1 with goals by Chris Clements and Lindon Meikle.
Keeper Liam Mitchell (Notts County) returned after a previous spell on loan, while also playing were midfielder Eddy Gnahore (Birmingham) and utility player Leon McSweeney (ex-Leyton Orient).
Ritchie Sutton, Calvin Amdrew and Ollie Palmer. From the side that drew 0-0 in Saturday’s League Two clash with Exeter also took part.
Clements’s 51st minute opeer was wiped out by Payne’s equaliser within three minutes before Ben Huthcinson et up Meikle for the winner on the hour.
Meikle also hit the woodwork a minute from time before Rovers’ Bennett failed to put away a one-on-one with Mitchellin stoppage time.
Tonight the club will send a Mansfield Town XI away to face Carlton Town in a friendly.