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16th February 2012 19:02

AFC Telford 5-0 Mansfield Town reserves/youth team
Kyle Perry pen 8 mins, 38 mins, Shane Killock 45, McDermott 56, Nathan Rooney 83.
Att: 263

Mansfield reserves/youth team: (player ratings by Craig Priest)
Shane Redmond 5;
Jake Green (Matt Green's 17 year old brother) 6, Jobe Shaw (YT) 5, Laurence Gaughan (trialist, not former Oxford) 5, Paul Edwards 5;
Lindon Meikle 7, Scott Rogers (YT) 6.5, John Worthington (Captain) 6.5, Joel Holland (YT) 5;
Lee Stevenson 6;
Matt Rhead 6.

Adam Somes (YT) (for Lindon Meikle, 62)
Danny Bisungu (YT) (for Joel Holland, 68)
Jason Gregory (YT) (for Jobe Shaw, 84)
Andy Todd (manager) (for Paul Edwards, 88)

Andy Todd manager for the night, with Micky Moore and Paul Ogden in attendance. Paul Cox was at a family friend's wedding.


Mansfield Town boss plays down AFC Telford friendly defeat


BOSS Paul Cox says Stags fans should not read too much into Tuesday night's heavy friendly defeat against AFC Telford.


A young Mansfield side, made up of youth players aged between 16 and 19-years-old and fringe players, crashed to a 5-0 loss against the Blue Square Premier outfit.

But according to Cox the fixture presented the perfect opportunity for his young hopefuls to pit their wits against tough opposition.

“We had a good work-out at Sutton Coldfield previously and on Tuesday night against AFC Telford. We gave the youth and fringe players a chance and it was a good run out.

“We had a lot of young players and it was a good chance to learn more about them. Results always matter and nobody likes losing, but I would much rather these players experience defeat like this in a friendly so we can pick up the pieces and deal with it than in a league match in front of two or three thousand fans.

“We can do training and fitness work, but nothing compares to a full blown game. Telford had their best team out and it was a good experience for our younger players.

“We have to take the positives out of the game”

Bucks ease to friendly win
By Steven Humbles, Tuesday 14th February 2012


AFC Telford eased to a comfortable win against Mansfield Town at the New Bucks Head this evening in a hastily-arranged friendly following both clubs' recent weather-enforced lay-off.

Match Report by Steve Humbles

Boss Andy Sinton took the opportunity to blood recent signings Jon Brown, Ryan Brooke and Dave McDermott for the first time in a Telford shirt, whilst there was also a rare appearance for reserve goalkeeper Ryan Robinson as well as a mystery trialist at left-back. That all meant a 4-4-2 line-up with Brooke and Perry up front, Brown wide right and McDermott in central midfield.

Perry nearly scored an early opener for Telford on 6 minutes when his header was clawed away by goalkeeper Shane Redmond following Dwayne Samuels' right-wing cross. However Telford did have a breakthrough on 9 minutes, Perry slotting home from the spot after Lawrence Gaughan had clipped Brown's heels inside the area.

Lindon Meikle, the only Mansfield player to have started the league fixture here in November, tested Robinson from long-range on 18 minutes but it was Telford who looked more threatening and Perry nearly added to his tally on 23 minutes when he forced Redmond to turn his shot around the post following a neat pass from Oldham loanee Brooke.

Paul Edwards drove just wide on 32 minutes in a rare Mansfield attack after Killock had been penalised for a foul, but Telford had a deserved second on 37 minutes when Perry – who was winning everything up front for the Bucks – glanced home a header from Jay Smith's free-kick. Indeed it could have been three shortly after with Perry involved again as Telford broke at pace, but Brown blazed the chance wide.

Telford had dominated the half, however, and it was no surprise when they scored a third on 44 minutes to take a comfortable cushion in at the half-time interval. Captain Shane Killock was the man on target, converting from close-range after Redmond had blocked Preston's header following McDermott's left-wing centre.

Two of Telford's new-boys combined for the fourth on 57 minutes, Brooke squaring for McDermott to slot calmly past Redmond. From then on it was always a case of how many Telford could add and substitute Steve Jones had a shot blocked, although Lee Stevenson missed a great chance at the other end for Mansfield when he lofted an effort over the crossbar with Robinson stranded on 74 minutes.

Jones skipped down the left for the Bucks on 76 minutes and squared for Richard Davies whose effort skimmed the crossbar on its way over but it was 5-0 on 82 minutes when Nathan Rooney – brought on as a half-time replacement for Jay Smith – floated a delightful shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.

The Bucks were also able to introduce Adam Proudlock for the final four minutes, with the former Wolves' striker making his first appearance since breaking his ankle in October.

Bucks' Line-up:1. Ryan Robinson, 2. Dwayne Samuels, 3. A. Trialist, 4. Richard Davies, 5. Dan Preston, 6. Shane Killock (c), 7. Jon Brown, 8. Jay Smith, 9. Kyle Perry, 10. Ryan Brooke, 11. Dave McDermott.

Substitutes: 12. Chris Blackburn, 14. Sean Newton, 15. Nathan Rooney (for Smith, 46 minutes), 16. Phil Trainer, 17. Steve Jones (for Brooke, 58 minutes), 18. Ashley Cain (for McDermott, 78 minutes), 19. Chris Sharp (for Perry, 75 minutes), 20. Adam Proudlock (for Davies, 86 minutes).

Mansfield Town Line-up:1. Shane Redmond, 2. Jake Green, 3. Paul Edwards, 4. Jon Worthington (c), 5. Lawrence Gaughan, 6. Jobe Shaw, 7. Lindon Meikle, 8. Lee Stevenson, 9. Matt Rhead, 10. Scott Rodgers, 11. Joel Holland.

Substitutes: 12. Adam Somes, 14. Jason Gregory, 15. Daniel Basungu, 16. Andy Todd.

Attendance: 263


AFC Telford 5 Mansfield Town 0 – Match analysis

Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/afc-telford-united/2012/02/15/afc-telford-5-mansfield-town-0-match-analysis/#ixzz1mXPhQtvZ

David McDermott scored on his debut as AFC Telford United cantered to a friendly win over Mansfield at the New Bucks Head.

It may not have been worth any points, but the manner of the Bucks' victory over their Blue Square Premier rivals will have given the watching 283 spectators plenty to warm them in the February chill.

The Bucks romped to a 5-0 success against an all-be-it youthful Stags side with Kyle Perry netting twice while captain Shane Killock, debutant McDermott and substitute Nathan Rooney were also among the scorers.

The hosts were three up at the break and played with plenty of zip, zest and occasional over-zealousness to complete a five-star performance.

The trio of new faces in McDermott, Jon Brown and Ryan Brooke displayed plenty of potential, along with a mystery trialist at left-back, while Dwayne Samuels and Richard Davies deserve notable mentions.

There was even a five minute cameo from former Wolves striker Adam Proudlock, on his return from a broken ankle.

Perry, who looked a class above up front, opened the scoring from the penalty spot on nine minutes.

His quick throw sent Brown scampering down the right and, after he hassled Lawrence Gaughan into losing possession, the Mansfield trialist felled him and Perry made no mistake from 12 yards.

The Lincoln loanee added a second on 37 minutes, when he glanced home Jay Smith's flighted free kick from the left.

Killock had time to add a third in the final minute of the half. Again, it was a left wing set piece that undid the visitors.

This time it came from McDermott and, although goalkeeper Shane Redmond kept out Dan Preston's initial header, Killock was on hand to sweep home from two yards.

After the break, Telford continued where they left off and added a sublime fourth 10 minutes in. A neat flick by Brown found Burke in space and he drew the final defender, before playing in McDermott to finish.

A raft of substitutions disrupted the second-half as a spectacle, but substitute Nathan Rooney capped a fine evening's work by curling home an exquisite 86th minute fifth.

If the Bucks can continue this goalscoring form, then survival is surely not too far away.

Telford:Robinson, Samuels, Trialist, Killock, Preston, Davies (Proudlock 86), McDermott (Cain 78), Brown, Smith (Rooney HT), Brooke (Jones 58), Perry (Sharp 75). Subs not used: Newton, Blackburn, Trainer, Young


Andy Sinton delighted by AFC Telford confidence booster

Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2012/02/15/andy-sinton-delighted-by-afc-telford-confidence-booster/#ixzz1mXPqQpja

AFC Telford United boss Andy Sinton believes the Bucks can return to Blue Square Bet Premier action full of confidence after his side swept aside a youthful Mansfield Town 5-0 in a mid-season friendly last night.

The Telford chief, who took the opportunity to blood an un-named trialist at full-back , was delighted with his side's performance after a brace from Kyle Perry and goals from Shane Killock, David McDermott and Nathan Rooney completed the win.

And Sinton is sure the result will have given the whole squad, supplemented by new arrivals McDermott, Jon Brown and Ryan Brooke who all featured, a lift.

•Catch up with AFC Telford's win over Mansfield – as it happened
“I thought we played some really, really good stuff,” said Sinton. “We looked sharp and we looked bright. We scored some good goals and that will do the players the world of good going into a period of the season where confidence is key

“What I did say to the players is that winning will not keep us in the Conference. But winning with a good performance like that will help keep us in the Conference because people like Kyle Perry get a couple of goals and he will automatically wake up today feeling a lot better. That was the purpose.

“It was a really good performance in front of a good crowd so thanks to them for coming out and it was a really good workout. Any game we enter we want to win so the result matters in that regard.”

The boss also praised the trialist who completed 90 minutes at full- back, although he refused to name him. “We had a look at a left-back,” said Sinton. “He's a young lad that has come out of the pro game that I have kept an eye on over the past few months.

“He contacted us asking if he could come and join in training and on the showing he gave I don't think he's done himself any harm.

“But having said that, we have got good left-backs at the club and we are not in a position where we need to bring players in for the sake of adding.

“We'll get him in at training and keep an eye on him. I don't want to alert any other clubs to him by saying too much about him.”



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