Stags grab early lead after delayed kick-off

MANSFIELD Town’s kick-off with Bath City on the opening day of the Blue Square Bet Premier season was delayed by 10 minutes because of queueing fans wanting to watch the eagerly anticipated clash.

Supporters who had retained their ticket from the Wembley FA Trophy final against Darlington in May were able to watch the game for just £2.

And when the game finally started, a packed Field Mil was quickly on its feet to cheer a goal after just three minutes, Paul Connor heading in a cross from one of six debutants Matt Bell.