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Preview: Stags v Grimsby

7 August 2023

Mansfield Town face Grimsby Town tomorrow night in the Carabao Cup first round at One Call Stadium (7.30pm kick-off). Here's all you need to know...



  • The club advises supporters to enter the stadium as early as possible once turnstiles open at 6.15pm.
  • Pyrotechnic detection dogs will be on duty outside of the home and away turnstiles to ensure the safety of fellow supporters.
  • The One Call Stadium car park will be closed 15 minutes prior to full-time until footfall reaches a safe level to enable supporters to leave the ground on foot.
  • The gate between the North Stand and Ian Greaves Stand will be closed 15 minutes prior to full-time until Grimsby’s supporters’ coaches have left the ground.
  • Are you a first-time visitor to One Call Stadium? If so, you may wish to check out our useful first-time guide.



Captain Ollie Clarke has returned to training following a calf injury and could return to the matchday squad.

Left-back Calum Macdonald will serve the first of a three-match suspension following his red card on Saturday at Crewe.


The referee for Tuesday's match is Scott Jackson. Mr. Jackson will be assisted by Richard Wigglesworth, Lee Freeman and fourth official, Elliot Bell.


The Quarry Lane End will be closed against Grimsby.

Tickets are available for the contest online at:

Alternatively, supporters can purchase tickets in person from the club’s ticket office at One Call Stadium and over the phone at: 01623 482 482 (opt 1) from 10am-5pm on Monday or up until kick-off on matchday.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult - £15

Senior (65+) - £5

Under-18 - £5



Parking is unfortunately unavailable at One Call Stadium.

All reserved car parking spaces are within the location of the Ian Greaves Stand car park. 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 Fans' zone bar/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/Fans’ Zone bar outside Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen and signposted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.


Unable to make it to the game tomorrow?

iFollow Stags subscribers can hear live full match commentary of our clash against Grimsby for just £2.50.

Commentary of the contest will be provided by Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes. Coverage starts approximately 10 minutes before kick-off.

Please note this match is not available for live streaming to both UK and overseas subscribers. Moreover, match passes are not available for this fixture,

You can follow all the action from the fixture live via our Twitter match updates here.

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

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

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 2-0 Grimsby

8 August 2023

Mansfield Town advanced into the second round of the Carabao Cup as strikers Lucas Akins and Rhys Oates found the net in an assured 2-0 victory over Grimsby.

Stags produced a top drawer display as they brushed aside their League Two rivals, and could have won by a bigger margin.

The amber and blue recorded 17 shots at goal and had Grimsby penned in their own half for large spells.

The Mariners did have opportunities of their own, but in truth, it was bread and butter stuff for Christy Pym in the home goal.

Manager Nigel Clough made two changes from the side that drew 2-2 at Crewe on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two campaign.

The suspended Calum Macdonald was replaced by Jordan Bowery at left-back while new signing Aden Flint was introduced for Baily Cargill.

Stags began brightly and dominated from start to end.

Bowery struck against Toby Mullarkey early on from the left of the box and on the other side of the 18-yard area Louis Reed struck wide following a corner.

Grimsby then failed to capitalise on a counter attack which ended with Charles Vernam lashing a harmless low effort into the grasp of goalkeeper Christy Pym.

Stags turned up the heat and might have taken the lead after 11 minutes. Right-back Callum Johnson showed lovely footwork to beat his man on the channel before cutting infield to send a dangerous ball across the face of goal. And just as Quinn was set to tap home at the back post, Abo Eisa made a superb challenge to poke it away in the nick of time.

Stags came close again on 17 minutes when giant defender Aden Flint saw his header inside the goal area cleared off the line by Mariners’ skipper Luke Waterfall following Aaron Lewis’ corner.

And then a minute later Davis Keillor-Dunn threaded a defence splitting pass onto the boots of Rhys Oates, who after breaching the defence, struck high and wide.

Mansfield continued to pile on the pressure and Lucas Akins was next to try his luck, but missed the target from just inside the box, with Keillor-Dunn again the architect.

Stags were then awarded a spot kick after 27 minutes.

Goalkeeper Harvey Cartwright took a heavy touch from a backpass inside his box and as Oates looked to capitalise, the visiting stopper hauled him to the ground.

And Akins obliged from 12 yards by sending the goalkeeper the wrong way with a cool right-footed hit into the bottom right hand corner.

It was one-way traffic and Mansfield almost capped off what would have been a superb goal after half an hour.

Quinn started the move, lifting it down the left touch line for Keillor-Dunn. And the silky attacker found Oates on the inside left who picked out Akins, enabling him to drive forward before drawing a smart stop from Cartwright inside the box.

In a rare Grimsby attack, former Mansfield frontman Danny Rose produced a first save from Christy Pym, as he pushed behind the 29-year-old’s header following a free-kick from Vernam.

With four minutes of normal time remaining at the end of the first half, Cartwright had to get down low to deny Aaron Lewis’ low right-footed hit.

Grimsby skipper Waterfall headed directly towards Pym from a corner before Keillor-Dunn skied over from seven yards at the other end after Akins’ assist.

At the break, Hiram Boateng replaced Stephen Quinn in midfield.

Stags continued from where they left off and Akins had two opportunities inside the opening five minutes, one from a header and the other from the left of the box, but Cartwright was well behind both attempts.

On 52 minutes, Flint nodded wide from 12 yards courtesy of Boateng’s corner as Mansfield kept their foot on the accelerator.

Stags deservedly found a second goal on 55 minutes through rapid forward Rhys Oates.

Keillor-Dunn found space outside the area and used fine foot skills to get around Grimsby to find Oates who burst into the box to prod beyond Cartwright.

Mariners’ boss Paul Hurst made a double change but it did little to alter the flow of play, as Mansfield attacked mercilessly at the Grimsby goal.

Nigel Clough then introduced Baily Cargill for Aden Flint and George Maris at the expense of Aaron Lewis as the match ticked beyond the 64th minute.

Grimsby’s defence was again breached on 70 minutes, as Stags’ attacking prowess continued.

Keillor-Dunn received Maris’ pass to slip in Akins. But the forward’s vicious effort was blocked by Waterfall to spin behind for a corner.

In front of the visiting fans, substitute Evan Khouri could only nod into Pym’s palms at the back post following a hanging cross from the right.

Back at the other end, Cargill made a superb block before Grimsby’s Harvey Rodgers executed an equally important block as Akins squared for Oates whose shot to goal was prevented by Rodgers.

Oates then made way for Ollie Clarke on 77 minutes and 13 minutes later forward McKeal Abdullah made his home debut by replacing Louis Reed, before the referee wrapped up time following five minutes added on.

STAGS: Pym, Johnson, Flint (Cargill 64), Kilgour, Bowery, Reed (Abdullah 90), Lewis (Maris 64), Quinn (Boateng HT), Keillor-Dunn, Oates (Clarke 77), Akins

UNUSED SUBS: Flinders, Cooper, Hartigan

GRIMSBY: Cartwright, Glennon (Efete 73) Green, Rodgers, Waterfall, Eisa, Holohan, Vernam (Clifton 56), Gnahoua (Khouri 56), Mullarkey, Rose

UNUSED SUBS: Eastwood, Pyke, Amos, Hunt, Bramwell, Conteh

REFEREE: Scott Jackson

ATTENDANCE: 3,123 (512 Grimsby fans)

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