Mansfield Town loan keeper Mitchell recalls vital save in last gasp Stags win to topple Forest Green

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On-loan Notts County keeper Liam Mitchell made one brilliant reaction save to deny Matt Taylor in the second half as Mansfield Town grabbed a late winner to beat Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

After the 1-0 win the high flying visitors, he said: “It was a good victory which the boys needed.

“For the save I just stuck a hand out and threw myself. It was a good save.

“The defence were tremendous in front of me and listened to the commands I gave them.

“It’s been good so far. I am just getting to know the boys and gel with them. I am now starting to play my part in the games and hope I can go on from here.”

Rovers boss Dave Hockaday said: “It feels like we have run over a cat at the moment. But we will dust ourselves down and keep going as I think we have a good team.

“They are young and still learning. And if they learn from today then I am happy.

“In open play we had the best chances. But we didn’t take them. If you don’t then you are ot going to win football matches.

“They put the ball into our box and asked questions and we answered them.

“But we conceded a goal with a header in the last minute directly from a throw where the lad hasn’t even had to jump which is very frustrating.

“We deserved something from the game. We didn’t really get the ball down and play enough.

“It is easy to get caught up in that style of play. I don’t have anything against it. The beauty of the English game is that there are so many styles.

“When we did get it down, we were the better passing team. But that doesn’t win games. You have to hit the back of the net.”