NIGEL Clough felt his Mansfield side could have been out of sight by half-time as they made it four straight League Two wins at Boundary Park.

Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory saw the Stags leapfrog Latics into the top half of the table as their improvement continued under Clough.

He said: “It was an outstanding performance from the team and a magnificent three points for us.

“It really was a fantastic effort from everyone and a very much deserved victory.

“To be honest I thought we should have been out of sight by half-time.

“We’d got the two goals to give us the lead, and then missed a penalty, but we’d missed quite a few chances aside from that.

“I was pleased with the manner in which we won the game too.

“From front to back we did well and we really ought to have had five or six goals over the course of the 90 minutes.”

Clough was also pleased for keeper Aidan Stone, who was clearly at fault for Latics’ opening goal.

“Huge credit to Aidan,” added Clough. “He ended up making up for his early mistake.

“It is great when our other goals mean that error didn’t really matter in the end, because it was unfortunate for him so early in the game.

“It didn’t seem to affect his performance during the rest of the game, which is good.”