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23 July 2019 Venue One Call Stadium Attendance

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Mansfield Town
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Nottingham Forest U23

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Match Previews

Preview: Stags vs Nottingham Forest U23s

22 July 2019

We welcome Nottingham Forest under-23s to One Call Stadium on Tuesday 23 July for our third home pre-season match ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the clash…

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The Stags will be without forwards Craig Davies and Jordan Graham for the match, while goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, a long-term absentee due to an ACL injury suffered last season, will also miss out.

Midfielder Willem Tomlinson will also miss the game after sustaining minor knee ligament damage in last week’s clash against Blackburn Rovers.

Young defender Noah Stokes will be absent from the squad after dislocating his knee during our away match against Bradford Park Avenue earlier in pre-season.

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The Stags played out an encouraging 2-2 draw last time out against Championship outfit Hull City.

Midfielder Neal Bishop and winger CJ Hamilton were on target for the amber and blue in either half.

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The referee for Tuesday’s match will be David Coote, assisted by Steven Meredith and Hristo Karaivanov. The fourth official will be Ken Hughes.

The last match Mr. Coote took charge of involving the Stags was our 3-1 home victory over Hartlepool United in 2015.

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Tickets for the match are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (under-18 and 65+), and can be purchased at no further price increase up until kick-off on matchday.

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

Please note that tickets for our friendly against Hull are only available in the upper and lower tiers of the Ian Greaves Stand.

Supporters who wish to exchange their tickets for a full refund have until the match kicks off to do so.

No refunds will be issued after the match begins.

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The newly-refurbished Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen will be open from midday, serving food from the main menu until 5pm.

After this time, a selection of matchday food will be served from 5pm until 8.30pm.

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 remain open until 11pm after the match.

Supporters should note that the Kevin Bird Suite will not be open for Tuesday’s friendly.

Supporters will also be able to purchase the special fixture poster edition of our new-look matchday programme The Stag for just £1.50 prior to all of our three home pre-season friendlies.

The Stag can be purchased from the merchandise stand near Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen, our matchday kiosks, or any mobile programme vendor around One Call Stadium.

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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 per car. Please note that the car park shuts 30 minutes prior to kick-off due to safety regulations.

The following sites, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to 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 www.mansfield.gov.uk/carparks.

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

Hospitality

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 Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen, backing onto the main car park and sign-posted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'

Media

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 Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen and signposted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.

Supporters

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.

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

Away supporters are housed in the North Stand, which can be accessed via Portland Retail Park. Please note: there is no matchday parking at the retail park.

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Can’t make it to the game? iFollow Stags subscribers based in and outside the UK can watch the match LIVE - with commentary - by logging in to mansfieldtown.net/ifollow.

You can also follow the action live via our Twitter match updates, which can be found here.

A report of the match will be published on the club website following the full-time whistle, and post-match reaction will be available to view on mansfieldtown.net 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 6pm on Wednesday.

Follow us across our social media accounts to keep fully updated on all areas of a Stags’ matchday. Click the below links to redirect to the corresponding social media account.

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Match Reports

Report: Stags 2-1 Nottingham Forest U23s

23 July 2019

Nicky Maynard secured victory for Mansfield Town in the penultimate pre-season friendly as they came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest under-23s 2-1.

The hosts fell behind early on when Jason Cummings found the back of the net, however, the Stags showed resilience in abundance to overturn the one-goal deficit.

An own goal from Ethan Stewart in the first half, in tandem with Maynard’s calm finish six minutes from time, ensured Mansfield’s seventh pre-season outing ended in victorious fashion.

John Dempster named a strong line up to face the young Forest side, which included the welcome return of Jacob Mellis into the midfield after illness.

Both sides began the match in sprightly fashion as they looked to conjure early chances that may catch their opposite numbers unaware.

Liam Bridcutt fired a powerful effort beyond Aidan Stone’s crossbar before the hosts linked a slick team move that fell away at the final pass.

However, in the tenth minute, Forest’s under-23 side found a breakthrough.

Despite a smart save from Stone coupled with Mal Benning’s goal line clearance, possession eventually found its way to Cummings who poked the ball into the empty net.

Soon after, the Reds’ goalscorer took aim once more – this time from distance – but watched it sail wide.

Hayden White was given an opportunity to roam down his side of the pitch but ran into too much trouble as he lined up the cross.

Nicky Maynard was soon into a pocket of space after beating several players, yet his through ball was well intercepted by an alert Danny Preston.

Forest swung the ball into the mix on the half-hour mark but the hosts were able to let it run all the way through and out of harm’s way.

Instead, it was a delivery from an amber and blue jersey that caused all the confusion.

On 33 minutes, Maynard teed up Mal Benning whose wicked, first-time delivery meant Ethan Stewart inadvertently turned the ball into his own goal.

The Stags had drawn level but were seeking to completely turn the tide within the space of a few minutes.

Jacob Mellis’ fierce, 25-yard effort had to be tipped over by former loanee Jordan Smith, before the resulting corner was met by a Benning thunderbolt that landed off target.

John Dempster’s side were unable to find their second prior to the interval – meaning it was all-square as the 22 players returned for action.

Mellis continued his long-distance attempts five minutes after the break but could only find the midriff of ‘keeper Smith.

Right-back White then pulled up with some form of injury and was quickly replaced by CJ Hamilton to prevent any further damage.

Mansfield’s pressure did not let up; highlighted when Benning darted away from several players, only to be denied a superb solo goal by the hands of Smith.

Skipper Krystian Pearce was then on hand to divert the ball to safety as substitute Louis Walsh let fly from a loose ball.

With 15 minutes remaining, both sides had big opportunities to notch the all-important third goal on Tuesday evening.

Danny Rose’s effort was deflected towards Mellis who powerfully struck the sprawling defender from point blank range, before Will Swan was denied one-on-one by Stone.

Forest threatened once more, this time through Alex Mighten, however, his strike took a minor deflection past Stone’s upright.

And despite this chance it was the hosts who found the back of the net in the 84th minute.

Maynard profited from some fine, individual work from Hamilton to stroke the ball home and put his side into the lead courtesy of his fourth pre-season goal.

Mansfield’s number 22 could have added a third for himself one minute from time, yet ran into Smith who made a close-range save with his left palm.

The Stags will play their final pre-season friendly of 2019 at home to Rangers under-23s this forthcoming Saturday.

STAGS' XI: Stone (GK), White (Hamilton 54’), Benning, Preston, Pearce ©, Bishop, MacDonald, Mellis, Maynard, Sweeney, Rose.

UNUSED SUBS: Logan (GK), Khan, Cook, Sterling-James, Gibbens, Smith, Clarke, Trialist.

FOREST XI: Smith (GK), Richardson (Mighten 46’), Preston (Gallacher 66’), Bridcutt, Spooner, Stewart (Walsh 66’), Cummings (Taylor 46’), Edser (Gomis 46’), Murphy (Fornah 46’), Clough (Swan 46’), Ariyibi (Barnes 46’).

UNUSED SUBS: Wright (GK)

REFEREE: David Coote

ASSISTANTS: Steven Meredith & Hristo Karaivanov

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Ken Hughes

ATTENDANCE: 3,202 (1,039 away)

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