More penalty pain for AFC Mansfield

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AFC Mansfield succumbed to a first half penalty defeat for the second successive game as they were beaten 1-0 by Barton Town Old Boys.

A clumsy challenge by Ellis Wall saw Tom Waudby put the Lincolnshire side ahead in the 27th minute and, despite a concerted assault on the Barton goal in the secnd half, The Bulls could not breakthrough.

AFC Mansfield had their first real chance on give minutes when George Milner fired inches wide of the far post.

The visitors then went in front with the penalty and as it turned out the winning goal.

The home side went in search of an equaliser and both Milner and Jimmy Ghaichem had efforts blocked in the six-yard box on the half hour mark.

Yates missed a great chance when he sliced wide at the start of the second half.

There was a real let off for AFC Mansfield on 51 minutes when Salas hits the underside of the bar from a tight angle and the ball was scrambled away.

Milner’s mazey run into the box was halted when he was upended with a clumsy lunge and a penalty was given.

Up stepped Ollie Fearon who sent Watson the wrong way only to see his spot kick crash against the post and then hooked away to safety.

Two AFC substitutes linked up well on 69 minutes, when Lynton Karkach raced into the box and delivered a cross to the back post where Phil Buxton should have done better when he looped a header inches over the bar.

Barton continued to defend well and surging run from Karkach saw his effort saved by the legs of Watson before a defender scrambled the ball behind for a corner.

Nichols went closer on 85 minutes when White was forced to save with his feet after the substitute got behind the Mansfield defence.

AFC Mansfield: White, Plummer, Annable, Allott, Cheeseman (Dudley 45), D’Laryea (Buxton 61), Wall (Karkach 67), Yates, Fearon, Milner, Ghaichem (C). Subs not used: Timons & Paling.

Barton Town OB: Watson, Andrew, Ward, Williamson, Shiletto, Rogerson, Waudby T (Bruce 80), Fairhurst (C), Salas (Nichols 61(, Handley, Waudby W. Subs not used: Carling, O’Callaghan & Foot.

Referee: Mr mark Tinsley (Plumtree)

Assistants: Mr Jacob Shapiro (Manchester) & Mr Mike McGill (Beeston)

Attendance: 89

MoM: Jamie Yates