Stags boss Cox happy to avoid FA Cup giantkilling at Slough

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PAUL Cox was delighted to see his side avoid becoming FA Cup giantkilling casualties as they scraped home on penalties at minnow Slough Town last night.

The Stags boss had to endure the agony of the shoot-out after a 1-1 draw after extra-time had seen 220 minutes of football fail to separate Mansfield from the Rebels, three leagues below them.

“It wasn’t good for the blood pressure,” smiled Cox. “But sometimes you just have to crawl into the next round of the competition and that is all that matters.


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