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Simply A Mensing!

The sponsors picked Ian Harty as man of the match, Billy Reid didn’t want to pick out anyone but heads were turned by the performance of fans’ favourite Simon Mensing in an unfamiliar midfield role.

Simon spoke to the website: “The gaffer told me before the game that he wanted me to match up with John O’Neil so that’s what I did and it was good to see him go off after twenty-five minutes”.

It was a role that has happened before but in quite a different contest. “Before I went to Wimbledon I played midfield in Sunday leagues but as soon as I went to Wimbledon they made me a centre-half. I enjoyed it out there today and played alright. It was a good performance by the boys”.

Simon’s attacking role (complete with white boots and Ronaldoesque stepovers) was “commented” on by his teammates. “The boys were saying that I’d have a headache being that far up the park for the third goal. I saw Darren (Sheridan) had the ball and a bit of space in front of me. Luckily I was able to beat the defender and I heard Harty shouting so I squared it and it was good to see the ball go in”.

So will Simon continue in his forward role? “I don’t mind where I play. I’m more comfortable at right-back and that’s what I see my position as but anytime the gaffer needs me to play midfield I’m happy to do that.”