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10th April 2002 12:57

Boss delighted at Robins defeat
Stuart Watkiss admitted that last night's 2-1 win over play-off rivals Cheltenham Town at Field Mill was "a great result" for The Stags.
Chris Greenacre and Andy White were on target as Mansfield moved up to third place with the victory and Watkiss admitted he was delighted to pick up the three points.
However, the boss warned his side not to take their foot off the pedal in another crucial game with York on Saturday.
He said: "It was our day today. It was a great result, but it will only stay that way if we can win at York on Saturday as well.
"We made a dream start, but Cheltenham were the better side for most of the first half and I was just pleased to go in level in order to make some changes.
"The way we played and defended in the second half was a lot better and I felt we could have had more goals than the one we scored."
Meanwhile, Cheltenham gaffer Steve Cotterill believed his side were unlucky to be defeated by White's late strike.
He said: "The cold fact is that we didn't deserve to get beaten. The lads were magnificent and can be disappointed after giving that amount of effort.
"A draw would have been a fair result - we had the first half, they had the second half. Their winner was a scrappy ball across the box which I think the big lad shinned."
He added: "The boys can hold their heads high. They've been fabulous all season and can still get their rewards if they stick at it."


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