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Match preview: Exeter City vs Stags

16 February 2018

Mansfield Town will make the trip to St James Park, Exeter, for this Saturday's clash against the Grecians and this is your comprehensive guide to the fixture (3.00pm kick-off).

Only defender David Mirfin is missing for the Stags, as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. 

Otherwise, boss Steve Evans' squad boasts a clean bill of health. 

The Grecians are waiting on the fitness of right-back Pierce Sweeney, who picked up a groin strain in their last match against Wycombe Wanderers. 

Defender Jordan Storey suffered a facial injury in a clash with Adebayo Akinfenwa in the same game, but is expected to be fit. 

Stags have lost just once in their last 11 games, slipping to a 1-0 defeat against Swindon Town last week. 

They did, however, bounce back in style with a 5-0 thumping of Newport County on Tuesday night. 

Winger Alfie Potter was the star of the show as he bagged a brilliant hat-trick, whilst striker Danny Rose and midfielder Alex MacDonald also got on the score-sheet. 

Exeter City have displayed indifferent form of late, winning three, drawing one and losing two of their last six games. 

Last time out, they drew 1-1 at home to Wycombe Wanderers. 

They were due to play Port Vale at Vale Park on Tuesday evening, but the pitch was deemed waterlogged and the game was postponed. 

The Grecians are eighth in Sky Bet League Two, four points behind Stags with two games in hand. 

We last met at One Call Stadium in October 2017, a game which Stags were unfortunate to only draw. 

Stags controlled the game in large spells and frontman Kane Hemmings got the opener in the 18th minute. 

Hemmings, as well as midfielder Jacob Mellis and striker Danny Rose, had chances to double Stags' advantage, but Lee Holmes equalised for the visitors late on after goalkeeper Conrad Logan had saved Liam McAlinden's initial effort. 

OVERALL RECORD: W - 21 | D - 18 | L - 23

Christopher Sarginson will officiate Saturday's trip to Exeter and he will be assisted by Dean Treleaven & Marvyn Amphlett. Ronald Ganfield will be the fourth official.

Mr Sarginson's last match officiating the Stags was our 2-1 win over Wycombe in December.

We have received 350 tickets for the clash, situated in the IP Office Stand.

Please note: this is our full allocation for the fixture due to the redevelopment of the Grecians' stadium. If any of our 350 tickets are unsold, these will be available to purchase on the day for an additional £1.

Tickets are available to purchase in advance from our ticket office on Quarry Lane in person, via telephone (01623 482482) or online from

Prices are as follows:

Adults £22
Seniors (64+) £19
Students (with valid NUS or matriculation card) £19
Under 18s £9.50
Adult/senior/senior wheelchair users £19 (plus free carer)
Under 18s wheelchair £9.50 (with free carer)

Ambulant disabled supporters are required to purchase a ticket in the relevant age-related category and will be eligible for a free carer ticket if proof of middle to higher rate disability allowance is provided.

Online ticket sales will cease at midnight on Thursday 15 February, whilst tickets will go off sale from our ticket office at 3.00pm on Friday 16 February.

The last date which tickets can be ordered for postage is Tuesday 13 February.

On-site parking is unavailable at St James Park, whilst residential streets around the ground are mostly reserved for permit holders only.

There is the King William Street car park (NCP) or the car parks just off Western Way on Parr Street, Belmont, Belgrave Road and Bampfylde Street car park and the Triangle car park (accessed from Clifton Road). These are all within a five-ten minute walk of St James Park.

Away supporters will be welcomed into the Centre Spot bar to enjoy pre-match food and drink. The bar is located in the building behind the IP Office Main Stand.

We'll be publishing live text commentary of the clash on our twitter feed and the match centre on will contain Opta-populated updates.

To access our twitter feed, head to The match centre can be accessed here, or by clicking the link on the home page.

Furthermore, iFollow Stags subscribers will be able to listen to full-match commentary of the clash, courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes.

A report of the match will be published on after the game and full reaction will be available to view on and iFollow Stags.

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