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Match preview: Shaw Lane vs Stags

3 November 2017

Mansfield Town get their Emirates FA Cup campaign underway when they face Evo-Stik Premier side Shaw Lane on Saturday (12.30pm kick-off). The game will be LIVE on BT Sport 1 and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture.

The only absentee in the Stags' ranks is centre-half David Mirfin, who will sit out Saturday's match due to a hamstring strain. 

Manager Steve Evans revealed on Thursday morning that he 'could be pushed' to play, but the manager isn't willing to risk the former Scunthorpe United man. 

Shaw Lane manager Craig Elliott's team includes midfielder David Norris, who has played in the Championship for Leeds United, Ipswich Town, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle.

Defender Neil Austin, 34, played for Barnsley in the Championship.

Stags are currently on a five-match unbeaten run and go into Saturday's game on the back of two wins in three games. 

Back-to-back draws away to Barnet and Newport County, respectively, were followed by a 2-1 win over local rivals Notts County in the Checkatrade Trophy last week. 

Stags then drew 1-1 at home to Exeter City when the Grecians rescued a point late in the game, despite heavy dominance from the Stags. 

Manager Steve Evans' men then recorded a 1-0 win over Everton U23s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday, another dominant display. 

After losing their opening two games of the season, Shaw Lane have gone on a superb run which has included just two defeats in 15 league games. 

The Ducks lost 4-1 in their FA Trophy replay against Ramsbottom United on Tuesday evening, however boss Craig Elliott did make significant changes to his side with Saturday's match on the horizon. 

This will be the first meeting between the sides. 

The Ducks have won four promotions in their last five years and this will be their first-ever appearance in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

The referee for the fixture will be Ben Toner and he will be assisted by Steven Rushton and Richard Wild. The fourth official will be Darren Handley. 

Mr Toner's last game in charge of the Stags was our 2-1 victory over Cambridge United at One Call Stadium in September. 

Tickets for the FA Cup tie are now sold out and none will be made available on the day for Stags' fans. 

However, Stags' fans can still watch Saturday's encounter amongst other supporters in the Kevin Bird Suite at One Call Stadium. 

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 (12.30pm kick-off) and supporters can watch it in the KBS for just £5. 

The price includes a meal of pie and peas and a free pint (non-alcoholic alternative available).

Tickets to watch the match in the KBS must be purchased in advance and more information can be found here.

Alternatively, supporters will be able to watch the tie in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar and the bar will be open from 9am. Entry is free. 

The nearest pub to Sheerien Park is The Eastfield Arms, located on Wakefield Road. This is a three-minute drive from the Ducks' home ground, or a 15-minute walk.

Food and drink will be available in the away section of the ground, whilst any disabled supporters wishing to use toilet facilities should make themselves known to a steward who will direct them to the appropriate facility.

Supporters who are opting to drive to South Yorkshire should use the postcode: S71 3NW, which will take you to North Royds Wood, where matchday parking is available for £2. 

For more travel information, please click here.

We'll be publishing live text commentary of the encounter on our twitter feed and the match centre on will contain Opta-populated updates.

To access our twitter feed, head to The match centre can be accessed here, or by clicking the link on the home page on Saturday. 

Furthermore, iFollow Stags subscribers will be able to listen to full-match commentary of the clash, courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes. 

Please note: only audio commentary will be available on iFollow Stags. No live video streaming will be available for this fixture. 

A report of the match will be published on after the game and full reaction will be available to view on and iFollow Stags.

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Match Reports

Match report: Shaw Lane 1-3 Stags

4 November 2017

Barnsley-born Danny Rose was the hero this afternoon as his quick-fire second half double ensured Mansfield Town booked their place in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-1 win over South Yorkshire side Shaw Lane AFC.

In front of a season-record crowd for the Evo-Stik side, the teams went into the break level after an intriguing first half. Mansfield started the much brighter and opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when defender Krystian Pearce finished into the corner following a well-worked free-kick by the Stags. Their lead lasted only six minutes, however, as Shaw Lane fought back and equalised in the 39th minute, Lee Bennett slamming home from a few yards out after Stags didn't clear their lines.

Mansfield were given a brilliant opportunity to retake the lead in the 64th minute when midfielder Jacob Mellis was brought down in the area. Stags were awarded a penalty but Mellis saw his effort denied by Shaw Lane 'keeper Jon Stewart. Striker Danny Rose then scored a quickfire double, heading Mansfield back in front on 73 minutes before scoring a stunning volley five minutes later to secure the victory.

Shaw Lane currently sit second in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, three leagues below the Stags but Mansfield manager Steve Evans paid full respect to his opponents by fielding a strong eleven, making ten changes from Tuesday's 1-0 win over Everton Under 23s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Number one Conrad Logan returned in goal, Paul Anderson came in at right back ahead of Hayden White with Malvind Benning getting the nod at left back. Krystian Pearce replaced Paul Digby at centre half with Tuesday's match-winner, Zander Diamond, keeping his place.

Ahead of them, Jacob Mellis and Joel Byrom were chosen ahead of of Calum Butcher and Will Atkinson in midfield, whilst on the wings, it was Alex MacDonald and CJ Hamilton whilst top goal scorer Danny Rose returned to the eleven alongside strike partner Kane Hemmings.

There are 57 places between the two teams and in the early stages of the game, Mansfield's extra quality was evident. An overlapping run by left-back Malvind Benning set them away on their first venture forward but his cross was well claimed by Stewart with Stags' striker Danny Rose lurking.

A minute later, midfielder Jacob Mellis saw a goal bound shot blocked by Shaw Lane's Ryan Qualter as Mansfield looked to get an early foot-hold in the game.

The Stags' continued to put pressure on the Shaw Lane goal as winger CJ Hamilton bombed down the left before seeing his pull back blocked and in the resulting passage of play, wideman Alex MacDonald picked up the ball on the edge of the area and saw a low drive blocked.

This was by far the biggest game in Shaw Lane's short history and their first chance fell to midfielder Spencer Harris who saw his effort from just inside the area met by the body of Mansfield defender Krystian Pearce.

The 17th minute produced the best chance of the game so far as the Stags nearly took the lead. Mansfield 'keeper Conrad Logan put front man Kane Hemmings through on goal with a pumped ball up field and after Hemmings saw his powerful effort palmed into the air by Stewart, Rose did well to get to the rebound but on the stretch but he could only turn the ball against the post.

The first goal was always going to be crucial in this classic FA Cup tie and the home side nearly got it in the 25th minute when Ryan Serrant found his way into the Mansfield area from left-back, but his ball across the face of goal was smothered by Logan.

Mansfield almost opened the scoring three minutes later when Rose galloped away on the counter attack but Mellis left his through ball as the linesman had already flagged for offside.

Shaw Lane have several former EFL players in their ranks such as former Leeds United and Portsmouth midfielder David Norris. Norris' first contribution to the game was giving away a free-kick in a central position and from it, Mansfield took the lead. MacDonald was slipped through down the right and after his cross bounced around the area, Krystian Pearce guided it into the bottom corner.

Winger Nicky Walker had looked lively for The Ducks and as his side went searching for an equaliser, he headed an effort towards goal but Logan comfortably watched it wide of his upright.

The home side found an equaliser just six minutes after the opener, however.

Former Alfreton Town man Paul Clayton had seen a shot blocked by Stags' captain Zander Diamond and after Mansfield failed to clear, Walker played the ball back in and Lee Bennett fired past Logan from close range to send the South Yorkshire crowd into raptures.

The home side now had the wind in their sails and in the six minutes of added time at the end of the first half, they had two good chances. Walker clipped the outside of the Mansfield woodwork with a curling effort and when the ball was cleared for a corner, Clayton rose highest but looped his header over the bar.

Mansfield came out of the blocks quickly in the second half and almost retook the lead. Rose clipped a ball over the top for Hamilton who prodded a lobbed effort towards goal but Stewart made himself big and was equal to the chance.

Alex Byrne whipped a free-kick over the bar for Shaw Lane in a sighter for the hosts after Pearce had fouled Clayton 25 yards from goal.

Neither side had managed get on top since the interval and as the clock ticked over the hour mark, the game was turning to a proper cup battle with everyone on the pitch giving it their all.

The Stags were shooting into the end where around 500 of their fans were crammed into the temporary seating erected by Shaw Lane ahead of this game and in the 64th minute they were witness to some excitement when referee Ben Toner awarded them a penalty.

After weaving into the box, Mellis was tripped inside the area and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. The former Barnsley midfielder stepped up but saw his spot kick palmed away well by Stewart, diving to his right.

Oxford United loanee Kane Hemmings almost put the Stags ahead in the 69th minute but he was just inches away from heading home Rose's dangerous cross from the left flank.

Local lad Danny Rose lives just minutes away from Shaw Lane so it seemed appropriate that the former Barnsley forward put Mansfield back ahead in the 73rd minute. A brilliant cross from the left found Rose six yards out and he climbed highest to head into the top corner.

Rose almost put the game to bed in the 77th minute but he fired into the side netting from a tight angle after a scramble in the area.

The former Bury frontman firmly had the bit between his teeth and moments later he got his second in spectacular fashion.

A cross from the right by MacDonald picked out the Rose on the penalty spot and he twisted his body brilliantly to score an outrageous scissor kick that nestled into the bottom corner for his tenth of the season.

It almost got better for the Stags in the 85th minute but Jimmy Spencer, on as a substitute in place of Rose, dragged a shot wide after being found at the far post by Alex MacDonald.

Looking to make amends for his earlier penalty miss, Mansfield midfielder Mellis tried his luck late on but he fired over after being found on the edge of the area by MacDonald.

In the end, Danny Rose's delightful double proved to be the difference as Mansfield put their name in the hat for Monday's second round draw.

SHAW LANE AFC XI: Stewart (GK), Austin, Serrant (Whitehouse 43'), Bennett (Reeves 72'), Kelvin Lugsden, Qualter, Byrne, Harris, Clayton, Norris, Walker (Abadaki 86')

SUBS NOT USED: Jepson (GK), Chilaka, Orlando-Young, Keiron Lugsden

STAGS' XI: Logan (GK), Anderson, Diamond, Pearce, Benning, Mellis (Digby 90'), Byrom, MacDonald, Hamilton, Rose (Spencer 82'), Hemmings (Atkinson 90')

SUBS NOT USED: Olejnik (GK), Bennett, Sterling-James, Potter

REFEREE: Ben Toner


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