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Match preview: Stags vs Bury

24 December 2018

Stags welcome Bury to One Call Stadium on Boxing Day for our latest Sky Bet League Two clash (3pm kick-off). Here's all you need to know ahead of the match...

Stags will be without the duo of Alex MacDonald and David Mirfin, as the pair continue their recoveries from knee injuries.

Striker Craig Davies will be absent due to an ankle problem.

Goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, who was recently ruled out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament rupture, will also miss out.

The Shakers will be without Jermaine Beckford, with Danny Mayor also a doubt for the class.

The Stags extended their impressive unbeaten streak in Sky Bet League Two with a dominant 3-1 victory over Stevenage at the weekend. Mansfield went into the break a goal down, but a brace from forward Tyler Walker and a further strike from defender Ryan Sweeney secured the win.

Bury recovered from their recent 4-2 loss away to Oldham with a 2-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. Nicky Maynard and Caolan Lavery were on target for the Shakers.



We last faced the Shakers in a Checkatrade Trophy contest at One Call Stadium, with the visitors emerging as 1-0 winners courtesy of Dominic Telford’s first half effort.

In the reverse fixture of this Boxing Day clash, we drew 2-2 with Bury at Gigg Lane. Danny Rose and Matt Preston scored for the Stags.

The referee for Wednesday’s clash will be Ollie Yates, assisted by Alan Clayton and Matthew Smith. The fourth official will be Lisa Rashid.

The last Stags’ fixture that Mr. Yates took charge of was our 1-1 draw against Charlton in the Emirates FA Cup at One Call Stadium earlier this season.

Tickets for the match are available to purchase online via, at the ticket office on Quarry Lane, or by calling the ticket office on 01623 482 482.

Supporters can also purchase tickets on the day of the game. The matchday ticket office will be open for fans to buy tickets from 12pm until 3pm.

Our family ticket offer is also available for Saturday's game, which admits one adult and one child for just £18! Supporters that have purchased a family ticket will be seated in our family block, which is located in Block A of the Quarry Lane End. Fans with a family ticket may also be seated in Block B of the Quarry Lane End if demand dictates so.

Full ticket information can be found here.

Please note that, on police advice and for ease of congestion, the gate between the North and Ian Greaves Stand will be closed after every home game this season, re-opening approximately 20 minutes after the final whistle.

The matchday kiosk inside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open at 12.30pm, serving pies, chips, burgers and hot dogs.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for both home and away supporters, and the bar is located at the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand.

The bar will begin to serve food from its main menu following the full-time whistle. 

The sports bar will remain open until 9pm after the match.

Supporters will also be able to purchase our award-winning matchday programme, The Stag, which will be available to buy around the ground for just £3 before the match.

Fans can buy The Stag from the merchandise stand near the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, or any of our mobile programme vendors around the ground.

Car parking is severely restricted at One Call Stadium and works on a first come, first served basis. All reserved car parking spaces are within the location of the Ian Greaves Stand car park.

Matchday parking costs £5.00 per car. Please note that the car park shuts at 30 minutes prior to kick-off due to safety regulations.

The following sites, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to the One Call Stadium are Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane.

Charges are as follows:

Grove St 50p/hr.
Victoria St 50p/hr.
Garden Rd 50p/hr.
Church Lane 80p/hr.

All of the above pay and display surface level car parks offer cashless parking via RingGo as an additional way to pay.

Every car park has a unique code so people can either pay over the phone, by text, online or by using a free smartphone app.

Details of how to do this are displayed in each car park. Information about all Mansfield District Council car parks can be found at

Where do I go when I get to One Call Stadium?


If you are a hospitality guest, please enter the stadium via the brown double doors to the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand, which is the entrance to our hospitality suites. 

The doors are located to the left of the white merchandise stall outside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, backing onto the main car park and sign-posted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'


Members of the media are asked to also head to the entrance to our hospitality suites, where our media steward will provide you with the necessary accreditation. 

The required entrance is located to the left of the merchandise stall outside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar and signposted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.


If you need to collect tickets, please head to the main ticket office on Quarry Lane. For ticket purchases, please visit the matchday ticket office, adjacent to the Quarry Lane Stand, around the corner from the main ticket office.

Entry to the Quarry Lane End is via the turnstiles situated parallel to the road running alongside One Call Stadium. 

The Ian Greaves Stand is the main stand at One Call Stadium, which backs onto the main car park. 

Away fans are housed in the North Stand, which is located next to Portland Retail Park. Please note: there is no matchday parking in the retail park.

Can't make it to the game? You can follow the action live via our Twitter updates or via the match centre on, which can be found here.

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

A report of the match will be published on the club website after the full-time whistle, and post-match reaction will be available to view on and iFollow Stags.

Supporters who are blind or visually impaired can take advantage of our fantastic free audio descriptive commentary service.

Provided by Alan March Sport, supporters can listen to commentary from trained audio description broadcasters.

To take advantage of this free service, please visit the entrance to the Kevin Bird Suite at One Call Stadium after 1.00pm on Wednesday.

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Match Reports

Match report: Stags 2-1 Bury

26 December 2018

CJ Hamilton and Tyler Walker scored a goal apiece as Mansfield Town emerged as 2-1 victors in a thrilling encounter against Bury at One Call Stadium.

Spearheading the Stags’ attack, it was Hamilton who broke the deadlock after a frenetic first half. He found himself in-behind the Bury defence and saw his initial effort saved before tucking the ball home at the second time of asking with his head.

Ryan Sweeney was then fouled inside the Bury area to hand Walker the opportunity to double his side’s lead – which he did so with no mistake from the penalty spot.

The Shakers did get themselves on the scoresheet, too, when Nicky Maynard was awarded a penalty of his own. Jay O’Shea assumed responsibility and, like Walker, found the back of the net to notch a consolation goal.

It was an unchanged lineup from David Flitcroft as his side looked to replicate their antics from Stevenage last time out.

The Stags made a ponderous start to proceedings at One Call Stadium as Eoghan O’Connell almost handed the visitors an early advantage. A long throw caused pinball inside Conrad Logan’s area, before he had to tip a header over the bar from point-blank range.

Moments later, O’Shea then tried to audaciously chip Logan from near the half-way line before having his effort turned away as it dipped from the sky.

The Stags’ shot-stopper was involved a number of times thereafter as he thwarted Bury’s attempts to break the deadlock inside the opening ten minutes.

Flitcroft’s men would not be disheartened, however, as they began to gain a foothold in the match. Timi Elsnik’s darting run ended with a corner that was almost blasted home by Jacob Mellis when he found space just inside the area.

He then fired another rifled effort against the side netting to spark the Mansfield crowd into collective noise.

The hosts didn’t halt there, though. Hayden White produced a fine cross that Mal Benning was unable to direct towards goal before Neal Bishop saw his goal-bound effort blocked at the last by Stephen Dawson – following some brilliant individual play by Hamilton.

Possession then fell kindly to Mellis. He delicately flicked the ball over the onrushing defender to Walker, who unfortunately slipped as he looked to connect with the ball.

O’Shea had another sight at goal just past the half-hour mark when the ball was fed into his path, but luckily for the Stags, he cleared Logan’s bar by some distance.

Walker looked to have been upended inside the Bury penalty area, with nothing ado for referee Ollie Yates, before he was then adjudged to have committed a foul of his own to relieve the opposition of any pressure.

Intricate play between a handful of amber and blue shirts led to Benning feeding White who saw his cross palmed away by Murphy, before arrowing the rebound into the side netting.

The left wing-back then dragged an effort narrowly wide as they upped the ante in search of an opener before half-time.

Hamilton almost found the aforementioned goal on 44 minutes, yet a smart save by Murphy ensured that he would not find a way through on this occasion.

With seconds remaining in the first period, Mellis unleashed a rocket from some 30 yards that whistled marginally wide of the upright.

The hosts continued from where they left off and could have been ahead in only the 48th minute.

O’Connell sought to clear Hamilton’s deflected cross but inadvertently turned it against the frame of his own goal before it was hooked away at the second time of asking.

The centre-half was involved soon after as the game’s intensity was turned up a notch. He knocked a low cross behind for a corner that the Stags were unable to profit from.

Dominic Telford broke free from this particular corner, and he looked to switch play but only found the head of Matt Preston, who cleared away danger with consummate expertise.

This didn’t knock the hosts off their stride, though, as Bishop delivered yet another teasing cross that somehow avoided everyone.

Flitcroft’s side were still on top as they ensured their pressure would pay dividends just after the hour mark.

Mellis’ delightful ball over the top found Hamilton who had made headway on the Bury back-line; and although his initial volley was smothered by Murphy, the rebound sprung up nicely for the winger to nod into an unguarded net.

It was nothing less than Mansfield had deserved as Stags’ number 22 sent One Call Stadium into raptures.

And not long after, Hamilton was in-behind once more. White had spotted the winger’s run from afar, as he picked him out with an inch-perfect diagonal before Murphy had rushed out to block his following cross.

The hosts probed the Bury defence and both Danny Rose and Walker were unable to find a way past Murphy – having to settle for a corner.

The corner proved crucial. It was hooked away on the goal line but Ollie Yates, amidst the action, pointed to the spot after spotting a foul against Ryan Sweeney.

Walker stepped up from 12 yards to fire Mansfield into a deserved two-goal lead. Notching his fifteenth goal of the season, the striker sent Murphy the wrong way and allowed his side breathing space on 79 minutes.

Will Atkinson was then introduced in place of Jacob Mellis and he almost made an immediate impact. Within 10 seconds of entering the fray, he broke clear and poked an effort only against the legs of Murphy.

The game looked to be simmering towards its conclusion before O’Shea pulled one back for the visitors in the fifth minute of added time from the penalty spot. 

Nicky Maynard, on as a substitute, was brought down by Preston with only seconds left on the clock – allowing O’Shea to fire home with aplomb to halve the deficit.

It was in vain, however, as the referee soon signalled for full time.

The Stags claimed yet another three points to continue their fine form in Sky Bet League Two.

Next up for Mansfield is another home fixture as they welcome Swindon Town to One Call Stadium on Saturday.

STAGS XI: Logan (GK), White, Benning, Preston, Pearce ©, Bishop, Mellis (Atkinson 85’), Sweeney, Walker (Graham 87’), Elsnik (Rose 69’), Hamilton.

SUBS NOT USED: Kean (GK), Khan, Butcher, Law.

BURY XI: Murphy (GK), Miller (Adams 52’), Stokes, Aimson, Thompson ©, O’Connell, Dawson (Danns 58’), Styles (Maynard 69’), Telford, O’Shea, Lavery.

SUBS NOT USED: Hudson (GK), Dagnall, Moore, McFadzean.

REFEREE: Ollie Yates.
ASSISTANTS: Alan Clayton & Matthew Smith.

ATTENDANCE: 4,959 (516 away).

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