STAGS DOWN THE YEARS: Andrew was derby hero three years ago today

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He may never go down as one of Mansfield Town’s all-time best strikers, but the name of Calvin Andrew will always be remembered fondly for that magic moment three years ago today that he headed the winning goal in Mansfield Town’s 1-0 win at arch local rivals Chesterfield.

Andrew picked the perfect time to score his first goal for the Stags.

Tommy Lee stretches as he tries to stop Calvin Andrew's headed goal by Tina Jenner Chesterfield  v Mansfield Town

Tommy Lee stretches as he tries to stop Calvin Andrew's headed goal by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Mansfield Town

Stags spent much of the afternoon under the expected intense pressure of the unbeaten League Two leaders’ attacks, but defended magnificently on their first ever trip to the Proact Stadium.

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And against the run of play it was Andrew who leapt high in the 37th minute to head home a Ben Hutchinson corner and become an instant club hero in front of a noisy army of almost 2,000 away fans.

Alan Marriott produced another man of the match display in goal, pulling off a great first half save to thwart Jimmy Ryan, then denying Eoin Doyle twice in one-on-ones.

Mansfield Town fans celebrate after Calvin Andrew puts them ahead in the local derby at the Proact Stadium by Tina Jenner Chesterfield  v Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town fans celebrate after Calvin Andrew puts them ahead in the local derby at the Proact Stadium by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Mansfield Town

The afternoon ended with over seven minutes of added time which was almost unbearable, during which home star Gary Roberts sent off for stamping on James Jennings to complete the Spireites’ misery.

For Mansfield this was an eighth game unbeaten and moved them into third place.

NMAC 28-9-13 RKH 7 Chesterfield V Mansfield goal celebration Calvin Andrew

NMAC 28-9-13 RKH 7 Chesterfield V Mansfield goal celebration Calvin Andrew