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Hi, my name's Toby Wildgoose. I'm a 20 year old who's obsessed by sport, so much so, that I am looking to become a sports journalist/media officer in later life.

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Start Date: 11/12/12 (Aged 15)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

FA Cup: Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Lincoln City

Mansfield Town will go through to the third-round of the FA Cup after defeating Lincoln City by two goals to one and will face Liverpool as their next opponents. The two teams played out a fairly even contest, which wasn't quite as entertaining as the original 3-3 draw at Sincil Bank just eleven days before. 

Mansfield took the lead in the 14th minute of the game. Andrew Boyce gave away a free-kick in a dangerous position outside the Lincoln City box and this would prove to be costly. Chris Clement played in a ferocious ball that was flicked on by John Dempster. His header then bounced off Lincoln 'keeper Paul Farman and into the back of the net. 

Mansfield then went close to a second goal as Farman made up for his earlier blunder by making a fantastic double save to keep Lincoln in the game. Then, in the 41st minute, Lincoln equalised when Dan Gray sent a high ball over the top of Mansfield's defence. This was then taken down by Adam Smith who fantastically chipped Alan Marriott to bring Lincoln level, just before half time.

The winner of the game came in the 77th minute. Anthony Howell made a short run down the left hand side of the pitch before playing a low ball into Louis Briscoe, who superbly side-footed the ball into the roof of the net.

Mansfield will play Liverpool at home on Sunday, 6 January 2013. 

Final Score: Mansfield Town 2 - 1 Lincoln City 
Attendance: 5,304


  1. need to do some chelsea games m8, thatll be well class! up the chelsea n wat blud! no one likes rother-ham!

  2. I'll do a report on Chelsea's Club World Cup games, not as much for today's as I won't be watching it. I'll do an in-depth one for the final though!