The Kinder+Sport EFL Kids Cup – Regional Finals
Sherwood Junior School represented Mansfield Town at Doncaster as they chased their dream of playing at Wembley.
The opening round of fixtures saw Mansfield play Morecambe. It was a tentative start to the campaign with Mansfield struggling to get to grip with the game.
Morecambe started well making the Stags keeper make numerous saves. They finally broke the duck and won the game 1-0.
Mansfield’s next opponents was Hartlepool. The lads needed a positive result and they got just that with a 2-1 victory.
The confidence was high now and this was evident to see in the following fixture against Grimsby where they smashed them 7-1.
Mansfield now was in a good position to qualify from the group.
Mansfield needed just a point against Notts County to qualify for the semi finals. This was not the case with a close 1-0 defeat. This victory for Notts County put them 1 point from qualification and they secured all 3 and a slot in the semi finals following a 2-1 defeat of Hartlepool.
Carlisle Utd emerged victorious as Regional Champions and will progress on to Wembley in May for the Grand Final.