Verma makes Mansfield Town debut at Bath City

MANSFIELD Town gave just one debut to their four new signings at bottom club Bath City today.

Aman Verma came into the midfield in place of the suspended Adam Murray to partner Paul Bolland with midfielder Anthony Howell pushed up front with Matt Green for the first time.

Marcus Kelly missed out on a debut after picking up a knock in his first training session yesterday while other new boys John Dempster and Nialle Rodney had to be content with a place on the bench.

Ex-Stags defender Paul Stonehouse was among the subs for Bath in a game officiated by female referee Amy Fearn.

BATH CITY: Matthews, Simpson, Hogg, Clough, Jones, Gallinagh, Connolly, M. Canham, Watkins, Bryan, S. Canham. Subs: Murray, Phillips, Stonehouse, Russell, Amadi-Packington.

STAGS: Marriott; O’Neill, Sutton, Thompson, Freeman; Dyer, Bolland, Verma, Meikle; Green, Howell. Subs: Rodney, Stevenson, Dempster, Redmond, Briscoe.

REFEREE: Amy Fearn of Packington.