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12 November 2019 Venue Pirelli Stadium Attendance

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Preview: Burton Albion vs Stags ( Trophy)

11 November 2019

Next up for the Stags is a trip to face Burton Albion on Tuesday 12 November in the Trophy (7.45pm). Here’s all you need to know ahead of the clash…


Manager John Dempster has delivered some team news ahead of the clash, saying: "We'll be putting a strong side out against Burton. We know if we win the game, we go through, which would be good.

"It gives us more games going forward, which is a good thing for players that maybe haven't had enough game time.

"The likes of Danny Rose will play [against Burton], CJ Hamilton, Jacob Mellis, so I think it will be a good game of football.

"We've had some good bouts with Burton in the past, and we're looking forward to it."

The match will likely come too soon for defenders Hayden White and Krystian Pearce.

The Brewers will be without the trio of Kieran O’Hara, Liam Boyce and Nathan Broadhead, who have all been called up for international duty.

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Last time out, the Stags recorded a 1-0 victory at home to Chorley to book their place in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup. Frontman Nicky Maynard scored the game’s only goal ten minutes from time.

In the Trophy, two penalty shootout defeats to Everton under-21s and Crewe Alexandra see the Stags at the foot of the Group E table. However, a victory against the Brewers on Tuesday evening will see them progress to the next stage of the competition.

Burton earned an Emirates FA Cup replay on Saturday, drawing 1-1 away at Salford, with Scott Fraser on target for Nigel Clough’s men.

Victory over the Stags on Tuesday evening, by way of a win in regular time or via a penalty shootout, will see the Brewers advance to the knockout stages of the Trophy.

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We last faced the Brewers in a Sky Bet League Two clash in January 2015, with the Brewers running out 2-1 winners at Pirelli Stadium.

Matt Palmer and Kelvin Maynard netted for the hosts, with the Stags pulling a goal back through Reggie Lambe in the second-half.


The referee for Tuesday’s clash will be Leigh Doughty, assisted by Abbas Khan and Ollie Williams. The fourth official will be Elliott Swallow.


The Stags have received an allocation of 200 tickets for the game, with prices as follows:

Adult: £10
Junior (under-17): £5

Supporters can purchase tickets on the day of the match from Burton Albion at no extra cost.

For more ticket information, click here.


There are 400 parking spaces available at the Pirelli Stadium at a cost of £5 per vehicle. Supporters can also park in the Ryknild Industrial Estate for £5. Access to the site is from the Derby Road Island by taking the first exit and this is signposted on matchdays.

Refreshments are available in the away supporters’ concourses at the Pirelli Stadium. There are bar and refreshment facilities within the away areas which offer a range of pies, burgers and hot dogs. Confectionery and both alcoholic and soft drinks are also available.


Supporters can watch the game live on iFollow Stags - the club's digital online channel - by purchasing a match pass for just £10 here.

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

The match centre on will also contain Opta-populated updates, and can be accessed 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.

iFollow Stags subscribers can listen to full-match commentary of the clash - courtesy of Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes - by logging into iFollow Stags 15 minutes before kick-off.

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.


To add us on Snapchat, search ‘mtfcofficial.’

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Match Reports

Report: Burton Albion 1-2 Stags

12 November 2019

Mansfield Town progressed to the last 32 of the Trophy following a well-earned 2-1 victory over League One side Burton Albion on Tuesday evening.

The Stags arrived at the Pirelli Stadium knowing only a win would take them through to the next round and they battled hard to complete the job.

Danny Rose marked his return to the starting line-up with a beautiful chip on 23 minutes before Ryan Sweeney nodded home his second of the season 11 minutes later.

The hosts halved the deficit exactly one minute thereafter, via David Templeton’s curling effort, yet were never able to conjure another, which meant the visitors escaped Group E in second place.

John Dempster marked his side’s final Trophy group stage game with wholesale changes from the Emirates FA Cup victory over Chorley.

Will Tomlinson, Matt Preston and Sweeney were the three to keep their place in the starting XI.

The opening stages belonged to the hosts as they boasted the majority of possession. A diving, fingertip save from Olejnik had thwarted Lucas Akins from distance, amongst a flurry of corners.

Mansfield sought to grow into the evening’s contest and did just that when Omari Sterling-James’ low drive was palmed to safety by debutant Ben Garratt.

A lightning-fast counter then ended with CJ Hamilton being slipped in by Jacob Mellis, yet the eventual delivery was hooked clear before it could reach Rose who lurked in the centre.

But the Stags’ no. 32 would get his chance to fire his side into the lead soon after.  

Alistair Smith pounced upon a loose ball in the middle of the field to release Rose, who made no mistake with a calm dink past the onrushing Garratt.

Sterling-James lingered around the Burton defence and so nearly profited from a mix-up on the ball. The winger struck towards an empty net but Colin Daniel was close enough to block.

The Brewers threatened an equaliser on the half-hour mark – Scott Fraser shaping to shoot – yet his attempt cleared Olejnik’s crossbar.

And just four minutes thereafter, the amber and blue found themselves a two-goal cushion.

Following a corner from the far side, Sweeney popped up amidst a crowd of yellow and teal shirts to power home with his head.

The advantage, though, was quickly slashed in half as Templeton found the top corner with a curler from the edge of the area, despite Olejnik getting a touch in the process.

Nigel Clough’s men would not lie low and pressed for an equaliser before the half-time break.

A ball flashed across the face of goal did not rear its required touch before the Brewers’ initial goalscorer, Templeton, twice stung the palms of Olejnik.

The Austrian shot-stopper ended the half in similar fashion, denying Fraser who had danced his way towards the area.

Into the second half and there were few gilt-edged chances to report, until James Clarke set Rose free.

The full-back released his teammate with a delightful ball down the channel; however, his eventual strike flew the wrong side of the near post.

And this marked the end of the striker’s evening as he was replaced by Jordan Graham, who came on to make his first appearance in the Stags’ senior fold since January.

Soon after, Mellis found Tomlinson on the move but his outside-of-the-boot effort fell into the midriff of Garratt.

The home side made inroads to restore parity and almost did so through Akins – who could only force another stop from Olejnik.

Daniel was next to find himself with a shooting chance but he dragged his first-time effort wide of the mark.

Despite a late onslaught from the League One outfit, Mansfield stayed resolute to confirm their place in the next stage of the competition.

Attentions will now turn back to Sky Bet League Two for John Dempster’s charges as they make the journey to face Macclesfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

STAGS XI: Olejnik (GK), Preston ©, Mellis (Afolayan 67’), Shaughnessy, Tomlinson, Sweeney, Clarke, Hamilton, Sterling-James (MacDonald 89’), Smith, Rose (Graham 61’).

UNUSED SUBS: Stone (GK), Benning, Cook, Gordon.

BURTON XI: Garratt (GK), Daniel, Edwards, Buxton © (Sarkic 46’), Wallace, Quinn, Fraser, Akins, Templeton (Anderson 71’), Sbarra, O’Toole (Brayford 76’).

UNUSED SUBS: Livesey (GK), Beardsley.

REFEREE: Leigh Doughty

ASSISTANTS: Abbas Khan & Ollie Williams

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Elliott Swallow

ATTENDANCE: 485 (away attendance not announced)

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