Reaction to win at Cheltenham

Peter Shirtliff on a superb victory for the Stags "We deserved the win because Whaddon Road is a tough place to come, and we showed resilience.

"We played some decent stuff on the counter, but in a game like this you are never going to dominate, so you have to dig in and show determination, which was why I was disappointed at the start of the second half. They caught us on the break and hit the post.

"However, overall I am very happy with the performance and was pleased with the goal for Richie Barker, who worked his socks off."

Meanwhile Cheltenham manager John Ward was upset with his teams showing "We were finding life difficult in the second half when we were up against it," he said. "Our decision-making was poor. In the first half we played quite well, but didn't get enough shots out of it."