A Tale of Two Penalties!! Harrogate Railway 1 - 2 AFC Mansfield
Mark Dudley winning an early challenge
Manager Rudy Funk made 2 substitutions, such is the quality of the squad Jon D’Laryea replaced Danny Patterson who had just been booked for being, well, Danny! Lynton Karkach came on for Ollie Fearon and immediately began to cause problems.
On 63 minutes Karkach broke clear and was unceremoniously brought down in the box. AFC Mansfield reverted to their normal penalty taker, keeper Jason White. White thumped the ball past Lofthouse who got a hand to the ball, but the sheer power of the kick took it in.
Ovington tried his luck from distance on 80 minutes but White was equal to it. At the other end Bradshaw’s dipping effort went narrowly wide after good approach work from Karkach and Williams.
Just when it looked as if The Bulls would have to settle for a point Jimmy Ghaichem sent Karkach racing clear. Then diminutive striker turned his marker inside and out before drawing Lofthouse and firing a low drive that went in off the far right hand post. Much to the delight of the travelling faithful.