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19th March 2017 21:59

Front foot approach pays dividends
mansfieldtown.net, 18th March 2017

Stags’ boss Steve Evans was pleased to see his side reap the rewards of his offensive team selection as they eased to a 2-0 win over Carlisle United this afternoon.

Second half-goals from strikers Matt Green and Shaq Coulthirst secured a well-deserved 2-0 victory for the Stags after another high quality display.

And the boss was full of praise for his front two of Shaq Coulthirst and Danny Rose, as well as opening scorer Green, who was deployed in a less familiar left-wing position.

“I thought Matt Green did an unusual role for us today but we wanted to be very offensive today. I wanted as many [attacking players] on the pitch to give us a shape and a balance that can score a goal," the gaffer said.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/2016-17/front-foot-approach-pays-dividends-3633104.aspx#Qs3DBzmxH6R53ai8.99

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Evans delighted as Stags finally get their reward
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Saturday 18 March 2017

Manager Steve Evans was delighted to see his Mansfield Town side finally get their just reward for recent displays with a crucial 2-0 home win over promotion rivals Carlisle United.

Stags had failed to win or score in four games and again today they missed a host of chances until strikes from Matt Green and Shaq Coulthirst finally saw off former Stags boss Keith Curle’s fading Cumbrians.

“I was really pleased again with the performance. In the last three or four games our football has been absolutely outstanding,” beamed Evans.

“I picked a very offensive team today and if I could have got another striker on the pitch I’d have put one on, but it wouldn’t have given us a balance and a shape.

Read more at: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/evans-delighted-as-stags-finally-get-their-reward-1-8446121


Team performance deserved of Carlisle victory
mansfieldtown.net, 18th March 2017

After winning the sponsors’ Man-of-the-Match award, frontman Danny Rose deflected the praise on to his team-mates following today’s 2-0 victory over Carlisle United.

Despite not being able to cap off his performance with a goal, the former Bury striker was a constant thorn in the Cumbrians’ side and left the field to a standing ovation when he was replaced by Yoann Arquin after 80 minutes.

And Rose showered his team-mates with praise after an excellent performance moved Stags to within three points of the play-off places.

“I think every man on the pitch was brilliant. The 14 players that played when the subs came on, it was a team performance to get the three points," Rose said.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/2016-17/team-performance-deserved-of-carlisle-victory-3633460.aspx#itICASKYKLQbI6y0.99

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All action Rose hopes he has cemented regular start
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Saturday 18 March 2017

Action man Danny Rose will be hoping his man of the match display in today’s 2-0 home win over rivals Carlisle United can help cement him a regular start in the side.

On his return to the starting line-up striker Rose was everywhere, despite a gashed head early on which saw him bandaged up

But he admitted: “There is competition with five very good strikers in this squad who train very well day in day out.

“No one is nailed on to have a place so we’ll all go into training next week full of confidence.

Read more at: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/all-action-rose-hopes-he-has-cemented-regular-start-1-8446158


MANAGER: It’s a very simple game but only if you do the simple things well
carlisleunited.co.uk, by Andy Hall

United manager Keith Curle gave us his reaction to the Mansfield away game shortly after full time on Saturday.

“We didn’t do the simple things well,” he said. “We failed to consistently cause them problems due to a lack of willingness to keep getting the ball into dangerous areas. I didn’t think there was anything in it through the first 45 minutes and all we needed to do was keep doing the simple things and the rewards would come.

“If you don’t do that then all that happens is you give the opposition the opportunity to score. Another disappointment was that we didn’t stop crosses from getting into our box and one of the first deliveries from them in the second half ended up as a goal.

Read more at http://www.carlisleunited.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/keith-curle-with-his-reaction-to-the-mansfield-away-game-3634665.aspx#5oR7cpOMCHKsZde2.99