Mansfield Town Vs. Grimsby Town - Saturday 24th September, kick off 12.15pm.
THIS game is ALL TICKET and we have now completely sold our 1600 allocation for the One Call Stadium. No tickets will be available on the day.
Town supporters will be housed in the North Stand at one end of the stadium. Entry is via two turnstiles (11 and 12) at the rear of this stand.
Supporters should also note that this game is a 12.15pm kick-off.
Capacity: 10,000* (all seated)
Address: Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA
Telephone: 01623 482 482
Where to drink.
There is a bar inside the stadium for Town fans to use (at the back of the North Stand). This bar will open from 10.30am.
How to get there.
From The North:
Leave the M1 at Junction 29, take A617 to Mansfield . After 6 miles turn right into Rosemary Street. Follow road for 1 mile and turn right into Quarry Lane.
From The South:
Leave the M1 at Junction 28, take A38 to Mansfield and after 6.5 miles turn right at the crossroads into Belvedere St, then turn right into Quarry Lane.
There is some parking at the ground which costs £5 (postcode:NG18 5DA). There is also the station car park which costs £3 for 4 hours. This car park is located behind the adjacent Portland Retail Park
The ground can be seen from Mansfield railway station which is no more than ten minutes walk away. The station is on a local line and is served with trains from Nottingham.
Last time . . . .
27-August 2012 Town 4-1 Mansfield
12-March-2013 Mansfield 2-0 Town
McKeown, Hatton, Miller, Pearson Shaun, Thomas, Naylor, Marshall, Disley, Devitt, Cook, Hannah, Subs: Thanoj, Colbeck, Brodie
Mansfield won promotion from the Conference as Champions whilst Town lost to Newport County in the play-offs after finishing 4th. Mansfield were in a rich vein of form with their win against Town being their 8th straight win, a run that ended up totalling 12 straight wins!
Other results from the Conference years .... All in 2011 !!
For those of a superstitious disposition, (especially if you're from Mansfield on this occasion), the result on the exceptional date 1-1-11 was 7-2 to Grimsby. Peter Bore scored a hat-trick.
On 19th April, Town won at Mansfield 2-0. Charlie I'Anson scored his first goal for Town. Can you name the remarkable match and scoreline where he scored his second and final goal?
Town lost away at Mansfield 2-1 on October 8th, and drew 0-0 in the return at Blundell Park on 6th December when Town were in the middle of a 17 match unbeaten run in League and Cup!
Last time in the League .....
Town have a 3-match winning streak of Football League games v Mansfield, two of which were on the Stags home turf!
2006-7 season - 2-1 to Town
2007-8 season - 1-0 to Town at BP, 2-1 again at Mansfield!
Town's last team to turn out in the Fottball League game for that match at Mansfield was:
Barnes, Clarke, Fenton, Atkinson, Newey, Bolland, Boshell, Hegarty, Till, North, Butler, Subs: Hunt, Bennett, Jones
Goalscorers that day were Danny Boshell and Peter Till.
Town have met Mansfield 38 times in the Football League, all the matches being in the bottom two divisions.
The 19 home games have seen Town win 10 times, with 4 draws, and the Stags winning 5.
Town's best result at home came way back in the Shankly era when a 5-1 victory was celebrated on 24th January 1953.
At Mansfield, Town have won just three times in the league, but two of those came in the last two league games (see above). The other victory was in 1956, when the Mariners triumphed 2-0. Mansfield's best result against Town came in 1954, when, to balance things up, they were 5-1 winners!
The best ever crowd to watch the two teams was for their very first meeting on 8th September 1951, when 17,574 crowded into Blundell Park, whilst the lowest was 1,787 for a Johnson's Paint Trophy match at the end of October 2006.
The average gate at Mansfield for a Grimsby match in the football league stands at 7,097. Will that be beaten on Saturday?
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