Evans - Our Best Away Performance

Last updated : 11 November 2017 By CNS Sport

Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans said his side's 1-0 win at Coventry City was their best away performance so far.

Evans told the Mansfield Chad: “If that was our best away performance and win today then that was by far the best Mansfield Town support I’ve ever seen

"They created a really tremendous atmosphere inside the Ricoh. After the first 15 minutes you couldn’t hear the home fans.

“If the fans can create that atmosphere from today at home next weekend, that’s the atmosphere that promotion teams get.

“The win today was their reward. I have been saying for weeks they’ve been tremendous.“I’d said how good they were at Shaw Lane last weekend.

“When you are 55 as a manager you don’t often get surprised, but I was surprised with the volume of support today and thank you to every one of them who were in full voice at the end to the players.”

“It is a great win. I think we started second best for the first 15 minutes.“But after that there was one good team on the pitch and that was us, We were unfortunate not to be in front.“Some decisions went against us, we felt, and we hit the post.

“We were still adventurous and tried to play our football when we got into the last third, and the goal was a wonderful piece of football. “Then we had to see the game out which is never easy against a Coventry City side.

“To see the referee not give a penalty to Kane Hemmings near the end was quite distasteful. It really does make you wonder about decisions"