It was a frustrating day for Notts County who played out a goalless draw with Yeovil in front of a record crowd at Meadow Lane whilst for Mansfield, it was an afternoon to forget in Harrogate.
The Magpies slip back down to second in the table as they couldn’t open the Glovers door at a packed Meadow Lane played in front of a National League record crowd of 16,511.
Luke Williams’ side dominated a first half with chances for Langstaff, Scott, Chicksen and Rodrigues and in the second half, substitute Quentin Castro almost deflected his way towards a winner before Kyle Cameron had a chance cleared off the line.
Mark Cooper’s men would not be beaten though, there defence unbreached as County fans were left wondering how their team didn’t snatch glory.
In Harrogate it was a day to forget for Mansfield Town fans, their side beaten comprehensively 3-0 with first half goals from Alex Pattinson and two from Luke Armstrong.
The home side taking the lead after just five minutes before doubling their advantage on 19 through Armstrong, he then grabbed his second on the stroke of half time, effectively putting the game to bed.
Stags Manager Nigel Clough saying after “If we don’t defend well enough individually or collectively as we did today then you’ll concede goals.
“They were very very clinical, I think they had three meaningful attacks in the first-half and scored three goals.”
There was much better news in the Northern Premier League East Division where Worksop Town continued their stunning run of form with a 4-0 win over North Shields.
Jay Rollins opened the score on the half hour before Liam Hughes netted his nineteenth for the season on 37 minutes. Jack Broadhead added a third on the stroke of half time before Hughes rounded things off late on, twelve league wins in a row for the Tigers who are second three points below Stockton Town with two games in hand.
Elsewhere in the NPL East it was a good day for Carlton Town who beat Dunston 3-1 on the road. Niall Davie, Bradley Wells and Niall Hylton all on target for the Millers who are fourteenth in the division.
Whilst finally Basford United were held by Rushall Olympic in the Southern League Central Division. Gregg Smith opening the scoring for the Ambers on five before Samuel Mantom levelled less than an hour into the game.
United currently seventh in the table, two places and two points outside the playoff places.
*Main image @Official_NCFC Meadow Lane was near full for the visit of Yeovil.