Mansfield Town’s under 18s can extend their one-point lead at the summit of the Youth Alliance North East Division when they face title-challengers Oldham Athletic at the Worksop Van Hire Stadium this Saturday (kick-off 12.00pm).
If the game doesn’t fall victim to the ‘Beast from the East’, the Stags will be presented with a difficult task by the Latics, with the second-placed side only three points behind our table-topping youngsters.
However, Oldham have suffered a stuttering run of form of late which has allowed the Stags to move into top spot at the expense of Saturday’s visitors.
Our young guns will be looking to avenge a defeat by the same opponents when the sides met earlier in the season – a 2-1 loss which is the Stags’ only league defeat this season.
The Stags go into the top-of-the-table encounter on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run which includes six wins during the impressive spell.
The youngsters’ last outing was last Saturday when they ran out 4-2 winners at home to struggling York City.
A brace from Riley O’Sullivan, a penalty from midfielder Keaton Ward and a fine finish by Nyle Blake helped the Stags see off a late fight-back by the Minstermen to extend their unbeaten home league run to eight games.
Supporters are welcome to watch the encounter with food and beverages available. Car parking is also is free around the ground.
The address for this fixture is:
The Worksop Van Hire Stadium
Clipstone Road East