Stags vs. Histon - The fan’s blog

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Following last night’s comeback which would put any former boyband to shame, it’s a wonder whether Mansfield Town will ever make it easy for themselves.

Louis Briscoe had something more than his wages to take home at the end of the night in the form of the match ball for his hat trick which gave three points to the Stags after going two down at the break.

The Stags were out to try to forget the trip of which of has no name but involves a coach ride to London on May 7th.

We could have had an easier night of it if Louis Briscoe had scored with a penalty which was awarded for deliberate hand ball inside the box, which saw Histon down to ten men after just 14 minutes.

Now I what you are thinking Histon are down to ten men they are bottom of league and the Stags should walk it from here.

But this is Mansfield we are taking about here not Barcelona, and I say that with my tongue very tight into my cheek.

As I heard one of our fans say after the game there is a easy way and then there is the Mansfield Town way which for this game was so true.

They had seemed to forgotten how to defend in the first half allowing Histon to take a two goal lead by the half-time whistle.

I know the supporters were a little worried but if I was a defender I would have been more worried going into the change rooms at half time because David Grof looked ready to tell them what he thought of their work.

After taking refreshments on board at half-time the Stags came out with a flea in their ear from Duncan and Paul.

Louis Briscoe came out and turned the night around for us in the space of thirty one minutes and with some quality goals that were no six yard tap-ins.

Louis seems to be on fire which is handy because at the moment Paul Connor and Danny Mitchley are just having a bit of bad luck in front of goal at the moment which a lot of strikers get from time to time.

The worry for me on the night was when Danny Mitchley came off injury after eighty four minutes and was replaced by Niall O’Rafferty.

Danny seemed to be holding the back of his leg so it may just have been cramp hopefully or he may have tweaked his hamstring - but lets hope it is just cramp.

One bonus from all of this travelling around the country is you get meet new people and in the last two years I have made a lot of new friends. Danny Jonno, Matt and Craig couldn’t travel without boys and then the rest of the SSA crew especially Neil, Stacey, Bekki, Dean, James and Paul.

You along with the rest of the Stags that travel home and away deserved your day in the sun and a chance to add another honour to your cabinet. Let’s hope this is the start of something great for the club and we can build towards getting back in the Football League next season.

I want to put my foot right in it by saying I think that Duncan and Paul should be given another season to see what they what they can do. If they keep this kind of form up then we have some of the tools we will need to get out of the Blue Square Premier.