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Youth preview: Stags v Burton

21 March 2018

Mansfield Town under 18s are looking to build on their 8-1 win over Scunthorpe United when they host Burton Albion at Brooskby Melton College on Saturday (kick-off 12:00pm).

The free-scoring Stags will be in confident mood after their last outing, the impressive win maintained their position at the summit of the EFL Youth Alliance Table. 

A hat-trick from striker Iywrah Gooden and goals from Rhys Sarson, Lewis Gibbens, Keaton Ward, Aiden Walker and a first competitive Stags goal for recent recruit Tyrese Sinclair gave Stags a resounding win. 

Mansfield have a four-point cushion over second-placed Rotherham United and are five points clear of Oldham Athletic in third. 

Stags have won seven and drawn one of their last ten games in all competitions with the two defeats coming in penalty shoot-outs. They also boast the joint best goals scored and have conceded least in the league. 

Burton are seventh in the EFL Youth Alliance table and have won two and drawn one of their last five games. The Brewers have halted a run of seven consecutive defeats with victory over Bradford City. 

Burton are also out of both cup competitions, losing 2-0 against Sheffield United in the FA Youth Cup and finishing bottom of their EFL Youth Alliance Cup group. 

The two teams have met twice already this season; the last game saw Stags' travel to St. George's Park to notch up a 2-0 win in the league. They took all three points in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup too, winning 3-1 at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College. 

Brooskby Melton College, Melton Mowbray is the home of Mansfield's academy, with players combining their football and academic education. The Stags put the all-weather pitch to good use against Scunthorpe and will be hoping for a similar outcome this Saturday. 

Supporters are welcome to attend, the address for this fixture is: 

Asfordby Rd, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0HJ


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