It’s not that our FIFA 18 Verdict got it wrong last week, oh no. It’s that Boro’ failed to prove it right. Or at least fulfil its prophecy. You know it, we know it and Newport County know it too. They were lucky to come out just with a 1-0 hiding; the chances passed up by our lads being all that stopped us racking up a rugby score. That’d have been apt ‘n’ all, what with Dave Parade being a rugby pitch. So, what’s in store for Mansfield indoors?
The FIFA 18 Verdict
There is no convincing reason (as far as we can tell) to change the starting line-up for Mansfield. And when we say “we”, we mean both us with control pad in hand and Dino Maamria with the actual decision to make. We’re guessing that Ben Wilmot is sitting it out again while we iron out how many tracksuits, bibs and training cones we’re getting from Man City. That’s in addition to the £2m and 10 per cent sell-on, you understand…
Stevenage 1-0 Mansfield Town (Samuel 89)
T. King; Henry, J. King, Wilko, Martin; Kenners (77), Amos, Sheaf (57), Whelps; Newton, Revell (66)
Fryer, Franks, Goddard, Samuel (Kenners 77), Gorman (Sheaf 57), TVC, Godden (Revell 66)
• Back in the real world, read our full Stevenage v Mansfield Town preview