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Midweek Magic on the way for Mansfield?

23rd February 2017

Midweek Magic on the way for Mansfield?

Going to a football match at night is always a bit special – something about the whole ground being under lights seems to amplify the atmosphere, and bring out the best in the teams involved. And some of the midweek Sportsbeat shows I've presented this season have been the most high-octane shows I've ever been involved in. But, in a season with its fair share of drama, the night Mansfield Town faced Accrington, and Nottingham Forest went to Fulham, topped the lot.

I knew it would be a manic evening when the first two of the ELEVEN goals scored on the night went in at exactly the same time. From then on, it was a non-stop onslaught of wonder goals, own goals and penalties – from my position in the studio, it was difficult to keep track of what was happening where! But then the Stags saved the best moment for last – and they were considerate enough to score the winning goal while we were live on air from the One Call Stadium, just moments after I'd predicted there would be another twist in the game. I'd like to say that showed my football expertise, but in a game like that one, there was no real way of predicting what would happen next...

As I write this, Mansfield are on the brink of the play-off places, with just a couple of months of the season to go. And with the play-off semi finals being more midweek games, maybe we'll see the Stags in inspired form under lights a couple more times this campaign.


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Matt Freeman

Matt can be heard every weekday from 10am to 1pm and on midweek Sportsbeat specials.
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