More of the same for Mansfield Town as they went a goal up but couldn’t hang on for three points as they drew against Colchester United.
Kane Hemmings put The Stags in the lead with his tenth goal of the season, but Brandon Comley’s first ever career goal meant the spoils were shared.
Up next for David Flitcroft and his team is probably the biggest game of the season so far, Notts County away.
3 points separate the rivals but The Stags have a game in hand which could prove vital in the run in.
After all the build up the East Midlands Derby between Nottingham Forest and Derby County fell flat.
It was the first goalless draw in fixture at The City Ground in over 110 years. Neither side really threatened the goal apart from a five minutes spell at the end of the first half where Forest keeper Costel Pantilimon made three brilliant saves to keep The Rams out.
Tom Huddlestone received two yellow cards late on but Forest could not make their numerical advantage count as they stay 15th and Derby remain in 5th in the playoff spots.
45' #NFFC 0-0 Derby: Costel Pantilimon produces an incredible double-save to deny David Nugent and then Tom Lawrence.— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) March 11, 2018
Back into League 2 and Notts County go into the weekend’s clash on the back of a win, after beating Forest Green Rovers 2-1.
Well this won’t take very long….
Shirebrook Town’s game at AFC Emley was the only one to survive the weather and they will now be hoping that it didn’t as they fell to a 3-0 defeat.
They stay 5th in NCEL Division One but will be rueing the chance they had to make the gap between themselves and teams outside the playoff zone five points.
David Flitcroft has the perfect opportunity to write himself into Mansfield Town folklore with a win on Saturday, which he could then follow up with promotion.
Seeing as only one non-league side played, I can run the same line at the end, there’s still plenty to play for as we head even closer to British Summer Time and the eventual end of the season.
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