United’s match winner on Tuesday night was a superb finish from Omari Patrick which brought the roof off Brunton Park as the 2,000 fans in attendance made it sound like ten times that number as they celebrated one of those magic moments which make this game what it is.
Speaking about the goal, and what it means for his player, manager Chris Beech said: “It was a beautiful finish and what a ball in from Jack.
“He actually picked him out with vision, he delivered, and Omari’s first touch is exquisite and his volley is ridiculous. It’s a goal good enough to win any game of football and it managed to help us to beat Mansfield.
“It was important for him to chip in because he wants to score goals. He’s been getting closer and I’m really pleased for him and his family, because he’s moved into the area and he has a great personality. His family is fantastic and I’m so pleased he’s got his reward.
“He had a lot of shots on Tuesday, some were good choices and some weren’t so clever, but you can’t criticise a player for having a go. I’d rather them do that than not because they’ll get one right, and he did.
“I know the fans like him because he’s sociable on social media and he lives in the area. He’s just a great person and so are his family. I’m really proud of Omari’s attitude, and the quality of his goal was exquisite.”