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27 July 2019 Venue One Call Stadium Attendance

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Mansfield Town
4 - 2
Rangers U23
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Preview: Stags vs Rangers U23s

26 July 2019

Mansfield Town welcome Rangers under-23s to One Call Stadium on Saturday for their final pre-season fixture ahead of the 2019-20 campaign (1pm kick-off). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the encounter…

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Stags' boss John Dempster confirmed on Thursday afternoon that wing-back Hayden White will be out for up to two weeks with a minor hamstring strain, suffered during Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest under-23s.

The amber and blue 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 suffered minor knee ligament damage in last week’s game against Blackburn Rovers and will therefore not be included in Saturday’s matchday squad.

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

Additionally, no trialists are expected to feature in Saturday's match.

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Last time out, the Stags recorded a 2-1 victory over a mixed Nottingham Forest lineup at One Call Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Jason Cummings fired the Reds into an early lead, but Mansfield overturned the deficit thanks to an Ethan Stewart own goal and a late Nicky Maynard strike.


The referee for Saturday’s match will Declan Bourne, assisted by Ian Dudley and David Benton. The fourth official will be Martyn Fryer.


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, at the ticket office on Quarry Lane, or by calling the office on 01623 482 482.

Please note that tickets for our friendly against Rangers under-23s are only available in the upper and lower tiers of the Ian Greaves Stand.

Visiting supporters are able to purchase tickets via, by selecting seats in the North Stand.

Supporters have until kick-off on Saturday to exchange their tickets from the cancelled Stockport friendly for a full refund.

Alternatively, Stockport tickets can be swapped for a ticket for this weekend's match at One Call Stadium.


The newly-refurbished Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen will open at 9am, serving all-you-can-eat breakfast for just £4.75 until 11am.

Following this, the bar will not serve food from its main menu, but a selection of matchday food will be available.

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

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 Saturday’s friendly.


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

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 Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen, 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 Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen 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.

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.


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

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 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 11am on Saturday.

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 4-2 Rangers U23s

27 July 2019

Mansfield Town rounded off their 2019 pre-season schedule with a resounding 4-2 victory over Rangers under-23s at One Call Stadium.

Andy Cook fired his side into a first-half lead that was cancelled out minutes later through Jordan Houston.

And despite Greg Stewart finding a second equaliser after Jacob Mellis’ superb free-kick, two more strikes from Danny Rose and Otis Khan secured victory for the hosts on a rainy afternoon in Nottinghamshire.

John Dempster made a trio of changes from Tuesday’s encounter with Nottingham Forest under-23s that included a first start for new signing Kellan Gordon.

Conrad Logan and Cook were also welcomed back into the fray for the Stags’ last pre-season outing of 2019.

Mansfield started in sprightly fashion, despite the weather creating a greasy surface, linking some slick passing moves together.

There were small gaps beginning to appear as the clock elapsed into double figures, and Mellis looked to profit from one on the edge of Rangers’ area.

The midfielder had time to swivel and release a shot that glided narrowly wide of Andy Firth’s upright.

Then, the visitors found space of their own when Jamie Murphy’s through ball reached Jake Hastie, only for the Rangers man to be denied by a fine Conrad Logan save.

Neal Bishop then took aim from range just minutes later, yet was unable to find the target with his attempt.

Gordon sought to make his mark on proceedings with a wicked cross that had to be punched to safety by Firth.

On the half hour mark, Hastie was presented with another opportunity but could only drag his effort beyond the post.

Eight minutes later, though, the Stags found the opening goal in style.

Mal Benning delivered a beautiful ball from distance that met the head of Ryan Sweeney, whose knock-down found Cook lurking to slot home.

However, on 41 minutes the visiting side restored parity.

Houston lined up a snapshot from outside Logan’s area and it found its way beyond the Stags’ shot-stopper into the bottom corner.

Rangers soon threatened to net a second moments before the half-time interval, but Mansfield were able to deal with any such issues and clear their lines.

The first-half ended all-square but it took exactly three minutes for the hosts to regain their advantage.

Mellis assumed responsibility of a dangerous set-piece and wasted no time in striking the ball with peerless technique into the top corner.

The amber and blue were off on the chase once more, this time with Nicky Maynard, however the wet surface meant possession quickly bounced away from his reach.

And in the 54th minute, the Scottish side had found their second equaliser of the afternoon.

Stewart was able to find the back of the net – with the aid of a hefty deflection – and bring the game level with over half an hour remaining.

Maynard was then involved at the by-line where his cutback, that looked to be heading towards Rose, was intercepted.

Mansfield made a host of changes in the second period and it was two of which that linked up to fire their side back into the lead for a third time in the

CJ Hamilton had the Rangers’ defence backpedalling and his pinpoint cross ran through to Rose, who struck home with calmness in abundance.

And just a minute later, Mansfield had found a quickfire double.

Another substitute, this time Khan, picked up possession 20 yards from goal before wandering closer and sending Firth diving the wrong way.

A healthy lead had appeared within an instant and was almost made even healthier had it not been for Mellis finding the side netting from a tight angle.

In a similar position, Khan this time curled an attempt wide of the mark as the Stags rounded off their pre-season schedule with a win.

The victory marks exactly a week until the Stags begin their 2019-20 Sky Bet League Two season, away to Newport County this forthcoming Saturday.

STAGS' XI: Logan (GK), Benning, Preston (Clarke 60’), Pearce ©, Bishop (Donohue 65’), MacDonald (Khan 72’), Mellis (Smith 81’), Maynard (Sterling-James 72’), Sweeney, Cook (Rose 46’), Gordon (Hamilton 46’).

UNUSED SUBS: Stone (GK), Gibbens.

RANGERS XI: Firth (GK), Houston, Maxwell (King 76’), Finlayson, Mayo, Barjonas, McPake, Dorrans, Stewart, Murphy ©, Hastie.

UNUSED SUBS: McAdams (GK), Balde, McKinnon. 

REFEREE: Declan Bourne
ASSISTANTS: Ian Dudley & David Benton

ATTENDANCE: 1,063 (141 away)

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