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3 December 2015

Look back at the 2nd Round win over Mansfield

Ahead of the U’s Second Round Emirates FA Cup clash on Sunday against Doncaster Rovers at the Abbey Stadium, relive last year’s triumph at this stage against Mansfield Town with the match report from the replay at Field Mill.

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Sullay Kaikai's strike in the tenth minute secured United's place in the FA Cup third round with a 1-0 away win over Mansfield Town.

Kaikai received the ball on the edge of the Stags' box and fired his shot passed Sacha Studer, taking a deflection off Luke Waterfall on the way in.

An action packed game saw the hosts almost equalize immediately, Vadaine Oliver heading inches wide of Chris Dunn's goal. Whilst United almost made it two on 20 minutes, Appiah escaped down the right but his pulled-back ball evaded the oncoming Kaikai and Blair.

Rakish Bingham forced Ian Miller into a fine block on 24 minutes, the resulting corner was cleared by United.  Miller was again involved when his last-ditch block denied Ollie Palmer in the 31st minute.

United should have made it two on 38 minutes, the ball fell to Blair in the box, he found Chadwick who found Appiah but his shot was saved on the line.

HT: Mansfield 0-1 U's

The hosts started the second half brightly, Ollie Palmer heading over Dunn's goal on 48 minutes.  Appiah was in the thick of it again five minutes later, when he wriggled his way through the Mansfield back line but Studer again was there to deny him from close range.

Reggie Lamb fired wide of Chris Dunn's goal on 67 before Rakish Bingham's shot was deflected wide on 83.

The hosts did have the ball in the back of the net in the final minute of normal time after bundling home from a corner, however the referee's assistant ruled it out for offside.

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