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Match Preview: Stags vs Accrington Stanley

30 March 2018

Stags welcome Accrington Stanley to One Call Stadium this Good Friday (3.00pm kick), as we head into the first test of our big Easter Weekend. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the clash…

Defender David Mirfin will miss out again as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

Krystian Pearce will miss the game through suspension after being sent off for two bookable offences in last week’s game at Forest Green Rovers.

Manager David Flitcroft confirmed in his press conference on Wednesday that centre-back Zander Diamond will continue to be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s game.

The Stags' boss also provided an injury update on top scorer Danny Rose: "We had a similar situation with Jacob Mellis and that ended up being just over two weeks, and the situation with Danny is not as bad as that," he said.

"There’s not as much swelling – Jacob stayed on the pitch for 20 minutes and the swelling got worse.

"We got Danny off the pitch almost immediately, just a couple of minutes after the injury, so we’ve been able to get the compression and the ice on.

"We thought it could have been two or three weeks, it’s certainly not going to be."

The last league meeting between the sides ended with late drama, as former Stag Billy Kee scored a stoppage time winner for Accrington.

Lee Angol scored his first goal for the Stags in the 25th minute of the game, firing the ball into an empty net after Danny Rose flicked his header over Stanley ‘keeper Aaron Chapman.

Andy Haines will referee the game, and will be assisted by Steven Rushton and Wade Smith. The fourth official will be Joe Clark.

The last time Mr. Haines took charge of a Stags game was back in April 2016, in a 1-1 draw against Barnet against One Call Stadium.

Supporters can visit the matchday ticket office (next to the main ticket office on Quarry Lane) to purchase tickets. Supporters who wish to pay with cash only can also buy matchday tickets in a fast-track queue. 

Fans can also visit to purchase tickets for tomorrow's game.

Family tickets can be bought for a price of £18, which admit one adult and one child to the game - that's a saving of £22!

A full list of matchday ticket prices can be found here.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open from 12noon on Friday, serving the breakfast menu until 11.00am. 

After that, the matchday food menu will become available, which includes pies, chips, burgers and hot dogs.

Furthermore, the bar will be serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to supporters of both clubs.

Also in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, the SSA will be selling their unique Stags vs Accrington Stanley matchday pin badges for just £3. 

Supporters with a ticket in blocks N, P, Q and R of the Ian Greaves Stand (upper tier) will be able to access the Kevin Bird Suite from 12.00pm on Friday.

The Suite, situated in the upper tier of the Ian Greaves Stand, will be serving hot and cold drinks for supporters to enjoy. The bar will also be open at half-time for supporters with a ticket in the aforementioned blocks.

Car parking is severely restricted at One Call Stadium and works on a first come, first served basis. All reserved car parking spaces are within the location of the Ian Greaves Stand car park.
Matchday parking costs £5.00 per car. Please note that the car park shuts at 30 minutes prior to kick-off due to safety regulations.
The following sites, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to the One Call Stadium are Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane.

Charges are as follows:

Grove St 70p/hr (reduces to 50p/hr from 01 April).
Victoria St 50p/hr.
Garden Rd 50p/hr.
Church Lane 80p/hr.

All of the above pay and display surface level car parks offer cashless parking via RingGo as an additional way to pay.

Every car park has a unique code so people can either pay over the phone, by text, online or by using a free smartphone app.

Details of how to do this are displayed in each car park. Information about all Mansfield District Council car parks can be found at

Where do I go when I get to One Call Stadium?


If you are a hospitality guest, please enter the stadium via the brown double doors to the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand, which is the entrance to our hospitality suites. 

The doors are located to the left of the white merchandise stall outside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, backing onto the main car park and sign-posted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'


Members of the media are asked to also head to the entrance to our hospitality suites, where our media steward will provide you with the necessary accreditation. 

The required entrance is located to the left of the merchandise stall outside the Sandy Pate Sports Bar and signposted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.


If you need to collect tickets, please head to the main ticket office on Quarry Lane. For ticket purchases, please visit the matchday ticket office, adjacent to the Quarry Lane Stand, around the corner from the main ticket office.

Entry to the Quarry Lane End is via the turnstiles situated parallel to the road running alongside One Call Stadium. 

The Ian Greaves Stand is the main stand at One Call Stadium, which backs onto the main car park. 

Away fans are housed in the North Stand, which is located next to Portland Retail Park. Please note: there is no matchday parking in the retail park. 

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 Neil Shaw.

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

Supporters who are blind or visually impaired can take advantage of our fantastic free audio descriptive commentary service.

Provided by Alan March Sport, supporters can listen to commentary from trained audio description broadcasters.

To take advantage of this free service, please visit the entrance to the Kevin Bird Suite at One Call Stadium after 1.00pm on Friday.

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