Date: 24th April 2017 at 6:46pm
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Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans was delighted that his players kept alive their play off hopes with a 1-0 weekend win away at Stevenage.

In a win that moved the Stags to just a point behind the play off picture and a place behind the team they beat, Evans was upbeat when he spoke to the offical Mansfield Town website, straight after the game.

‘We knew they would ‘have a go’ in the first 15 [minutes]. But I said to the players if we are 0-0 at 20 minutes we’ll win the game, we just need to be ready to stand up to the battle.’

He went on ‘It’s another excellent away performance today. We take no gloating here, we’ve beaten a good side away from home.’

Evans knows the last two games will be equally as tough, with a mouth watering home clash with already promoted Portsmouth next up, before what could be a win at all costs trip to Crawley for the final match of the season.

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll has problems though, not only missing his top goal scorer through injury, he is now seeing all the good run his team were on to make the play off picture, now starting to fall apart at just the wrong time.

‘Whenever you are playing these games where teams are tightly placed, it normally relies upon a set play, a mistake or a moment of real individual quality,’ he told Stevenage’s official club website.