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Preview: Notts County vs Mansfield Town

1 September 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of our Johnstone’s Paint Trophy First Round clash with Notts County...


This match will be played at Meadow Lane, Notts County, on Tuesday 02 September (k/o 7.45pm).

Supporters should note that a result must be decided on the night. Therefore, if scores are level after 90 minutes, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out. No extra time will be played.


Manager Paul Cox has indicated that he will look to field a full-strength team against Notts County.

However, our boss confirmed at his pre-match press conference today that defensive duo Luke Jones and John Dempster will miss the trip to Meadow Lane.


Both teams go into this match on the back of defeats at the weekend.

The Stags lost 2-1 to high-flying Burton Albion on Saturday, whilst Jay Emmanuel-Thomas’ injury-time spot-kick condemned Notts County to a 2-1 home defeat to Bristol City on Sunday.

The most recent meeting between the two teams was a pre-season friendly at One Call Stadium just over seven weeks ago, which the Stags won 3-1.


Mansfield Town have previously won the Football League Trophy – famously beating Bristol City back in May 1987, when the competition was sponsored by Freight Rover.

However, the Stags bowed out of the competition at the Second Round stage last season – slipping to a narrow 1-0 defeat on home soil to Chesterfield.

Notts County reached the Third Round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2013/14, but were toppled 5-1 by Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.

It was the Magpies’ best venture in the competition since 2001/02 – when Oldham, ironically, were also their conquerors at the same stage.


As announced earlier this summer, vanishing spray - made famous at this summer's World Cup - is to be trialed in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy this season.


Supporters should note that this match is ALL-TICKET so you must purchase tickets before travelling to Notts County.

No tickets will be available on the night at Meadow Lane for Mansfield Town supporters, who will be housed in the Jimmy Sirrel Stand which boasts a capacity of 4,500.

Tickets are on sale at the One Call Stadium ticket office up to 12.30pm on Tuesday 02 September.

Prices are as follows:

£10 Adults
£8 Senior Citizens (60+), Young Persons (16-21)
£2 Under 16s

Disabled supporters will pay the price relevant to their age. However, a statement from the Department of Work & Pensions is required when purchasing your ticket(s). Carers are admitted free-of-charge.


Supporters travelling to Nottingham by train should note that all trains from 17:55 onwards will be ‘dry’ services. Therefore, no alcohol will be permitted under any circumstances.

For information on train times and ticket prices, visit


Follow us on Twitter (@MansfieldTownFC) for comprehensive pre-match coverage and minute-by-minute updates throughout the match.


If you aren’t travelling to Meadow Lane, you can hear full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (local radio).

You can also hear full-match commentary in the company of other supporters in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, which is open from noon.

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