Wins will come, insist Bulls bosses

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AFC Mansfield’s management remain confident their side will see improved results after another performance deserving of three points earned just one.

The Bulls are without a win in five matches after a 1-1 home draw with Ossett United.

Kieran Wells headed them level in the second half and Anton Daniels might have hit a winner.

The draw left the Bulls in the bottom half of the Evo-Stik League East Division.

Manager Rudy Funk said: “For the last month and a half the performances have been terrific, but our results bad.

“For the first half we were sublime but went 1-0 down.

“It’s very difficult to go back into the changing room and tell the lads they have to change things when they have performed well.”

The Bulls had enough chances to take all three points.

“The performances deserve goals,” said assistant manager Mark Ward, who was frustrated at the lack of clinical finishing but remained positive about AFC’s potential for the season.

“If we can perform like we have been doing and keep that performance (level), I know we will start winning.”

The visitors took the lead from their first chance as Karl Jones held off Jordan Annable before firing across keeper Jason White in the 15th minute.

In the second half Brad Wells went close to levelling, but his brother, Kieran, came to the rescue when his 67th minute header from a corner was ruled to have crossed the line.

Fifteen minutes from time Daniels skied over a Cameron Dear cross.