The Stags traveled to Little Common searching for their third consecutive victory. Neil Reilly was added to the squad which still had James Glue, Martin May, Ollie Rowland and Steve Boston all missing through injury. Liam Dreckmann was also a last minute drop out.
The first half was a very scrappy affair with neither side stamping any authority on the fixture although to be fair the better of the half chances had fallen to the visiting side. The Stags eventually took the lead when a free kick was awarded and some quick thinking from Gary Buller saw him slot the ball into the empty net as the home keeper was trying to assemble the wall.
Half time: Little Common 0-1 The Stags
The Stags were obviously stirred from their half time team talk and looked to extend their advantage in the early parts of the second half. However the home side withstood the early pressure and indeed took the game by the scruff of the neck. Little Common were awarded a soft penalty on the hour when a decent enough looking tackle by Rob Browne saw some contact on the home forward, who didn't go down but the referee still awarded the spot kick.
Paul Williamson (pictured) enhanced his reputation with another fine penalty save, diving full length to his left and palming the ball clear. This gave the visitors a real spur and Midhurst increased their lead 2 minutes later when a fine flowing move ended with Lewis Hyde chipping the goalkeeper from fully 25 yards.
The final 20 minutes saw plenty of huff and puff from both sides with the homesters probably edging it, although the Stags remained firm and recorded their first clean sheet of the season.
Final score: Little Common 0-2 The Stags
Man of the match: Paul Williamson, fine all round performance and an excellent penalty save.
Team from: 1 Paul Williamson, 2 Michael Page, 3 Sean Dummer
, 4 Rob Browne, 5 John Colvan, 6 Ian Saunders, 7 Neil Reilly, 8 Lewis Hyde, 9 Gary Buller, 10 Dean Hilton-Huish
, 11 Nathan Casselton
Subs used: 12 Ollie Pearce and 14 Nazir Idris