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Stags to face Cambridge United next season

18 May 2014

U’s promotion means a trip to the Abbey Stadium in 2014/15.

Mansfield Town will lock horns with Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two next term after the U’s won promotion to the Football League this afternoon.

Richard Money’s men were 2-1 winners against Gateshead in front of a crowd of 19,613 at Wembley Stadium in the Conference Premier Play-Off Final, which brought an end to their nine-year stint in non-league.

Liam Hughes headed Cambridge into a lead shortly after half-time, before Ryan Donaldson doubled their advantage with a sensational free-kick.

Veteran forward Jack Lester pulled one back for Gateshead to set up a grandstand finale, but the U’s weathered the storm and saw off seven minutes of added time to win promotion.

Our last meeting with Cambridge was in February 2013, when goals by Lee Stevenson, Luke Jones and Colin Daniel helped us to record a 3-1 victory at One Call Stadium.

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