Mansfield Town defeat hurt Notts County boss Richard Moniz
The Magpies were convincingly beaten 2-0 at home by Adam Murray’s men and the Dutchman said: “I hurt a lot. There is a lot of emotion there that you can’t repair at the moment. For the fans it’s emotional.
“We were not able to create anything in the first half. We played at home but they played like they were at home.
“We made two individual mistakes for the first goal. We passed the ball back and somebody did not track their runner.
“In the first two games I was critical about that. In difficult games where it’s so close you need the escape.
“In the first half, Jenner, instead of shooting, he had to pull the ball back. In the second half we had the cross from Burkey but it’s not enough to be a favourite team when we are so limited upfront.
“This is not an offence to anyone, but you need that extra quality against a compact wall of defenders.”
Having made two changes at the break, Monez then lost Civard Sprockel three minutes later with injury and said: “He had an unbelievable kick. It almost breaks his leg, but he’s twisted his ankle.
“It’s the third defender we have lost so we finished with a totally new defence.”
On the changes at half-time, he added: “Jon (Stead) was too isolated. He needed support from Jimmy Spencer.
“Spencer was fresh. They have to create chances but they depend on the crosses and Mansfield were very organised at the back.
“We had the cross from Burke and two possibilities with Jenner. This is not enough. Blair Adams and Scott Bennett have to overlap so we can create more.”