Latics dumped out by Mansfield
Reporter: Matthew Chambers
Date published: 10 January 2017
ALMOST . . . Darius Osei
MANSFIELD 2, ATHLETIC 0
ATHLETIC were dumped out of the Checkatrade Trophy by way of two late goals from Pat Hoban.
Stephen Robinson's side had the better of the first half and Darius Osei went so close to opening the scoring on 42 minutes, hitting a drive from six yards out that was somehow blocked on the line.
The second half was a non-event but Mansfield took the lead on 84 minutes when Hoban nodded home a James Baxendale cross.
And in added time, Hoban again nodded in from a right-wing cross to seal the Stags' progress to the quarter-finals.