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Preview: Stags vs AFC Wimbledon

4 September 2015

Your comprehensive guide to Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture against AFC Wimbledon (3pm).

TEAM NEWS:

Mansfield could welcome back the likes of striker Matt Green, and captain Nicky Hunt to the squad after they were rested for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy loss to Notts County in midweek. The Stags are still without goalkeeper, Scott Shearer, and winger Matty Blair, as they continue their journey back to fitness.

AFC Wimbledon are sweating on the fitness of midfield trio, Tom Beere, Andy Barcham and Dan Gallagher after they all left the field injured during their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Plymouth Argyle. 

RECENT FORM:

The Stags go into the game looking for their first home win of the current campaign, after two draws in their opening One Call Stadium fixtures. After a marvellous win at York City last week, the Stags will go into the game full of confidence, with talisman Matt Green back amongst the goals following his summer switch from Birmingham City.    

After securing a draw against Carlisle last week, the Dons are looking to bounce back following their midweek loss against Plymouth Argyle in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Neal Ardley’s side surrendered a two-goal lead to lose the cup tie 3-2 after goals from Adebayo Azeez and Lyle Taylor put the south London side ahead. 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

The last meeting between the sides came back in March at One Call Stadium in a tie where the Stags emerged as 2-1 victors. The Dons led through George Francomb’s penalty before Lee Beevers hit an equaliser and as the game was heading for a draw, Rakish Bingham struck the winner three minutes from time. 

Mansfield did ‘the double’ over the Dons last season, after Vadaine Oliver’s goal sealed a 1-0 win at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, despite Rob Taylor’s first-half red card. 

OVERALL RECORD: WON: 3 DRAW: 1 LOST: 4

MATCH OFFICIALS:

The man in the middle for Saturday’s game is Ross Joyce and he will be assisted by Marc Edwards and Jonathan Hunt, whilst Stephen Ross will undertake fourth official duties. 

Mr Joyce last took charge of the Stags in our final season in the Blue Square Premier League, in our 4-1 win over Stockport County.

MATCH TICKETS:

Supporters can purchase tickets right up until kick-off at One Call Stadium, however they are advised to purchase in advance as we expect long queues on match-day.  

Tickets are priced are as follows: 
 
Ian Greaves Stand (Upper Tier):

                                    IN ADVANCE         ON MATCHDAY
Adults                                    £20                        £22
Senior Citizens                       £16                        £18
Young Adults                          £15                        £17
Juniors                                  £12                        £14
Under 7s                             FREE                       FREE

Ian Greaves Stand (Lower Tier):

                                    IN ADVANCE         ON MATCHDAY
Adults                                 £18                         £20
Senior Citizens                    £14                          £16
Young Adults                       £13                          £15
Juniors                               £10                          £12
Under 7s                           FREE                         FREE 

Quarry Lane End:

                                        Members* Non-members* Matchday 
Adults                                   £15             £18               £20
Senior Citizens                      £10              £14              £16
Young Adults                         £10              £13              £15
Juniors                                  £5               £10              £12
Under 7s                             FREE             FREE             FREE

*Must be purchased in advance of matchday

STAGS WALL: 

Supporters can view our social media updates on the Stags Wall.

TWITTER:

You can follow us on Twitter, (@MansfieldTownFC), for pre-match build up and minute-by-minute updates on the match.

COMMENTARY:

You can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and match updates on Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only). 

FANCY A FLUTTER?

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