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Stags' under-18s set to play at new training ground

12 October 2018

Stags’ under-18s will face Hartlepool United under-18s tomorrow at the brand new RH Academy training facility, with the fixture set to be the first game that will be played there (12pm kick-off).

The match will be played on the state-of-the-art 3G pitch, which has been built to FIFA standards.

The venue’s name, which is short for The Radford & Hymas Academy, honours the two benefactors, chairman John Radford and academy director Steve Hymas, whose funds have made the project possible.

Stags go into the game off the back of a 2-1 cup victory over Grimsby Town, a game in which they came from behind to emerge as victors.

Rumarn Burnell gave the Mariners the lead in the first half, but strikes by Jimmy Knowles and James Tague ensured Mansfield maintained their winning start in the Youth Alliance Cup.

The Stags return to league matters in tomorrow’s game, and go into the match sitting fourth in the table.

John Dempster’s side have only lost once in their last four in the league, and have the best offensive record in the division with 16 goals scored.

Hartlepool sit one place below the Stags in the table, but have also played a game less. Despite losing their last fixture by a 2-0 scoreline against Lincoln, Hartlepool have won three of their last five in the league, including a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield.

For supporters wishing to attend the game, the address is as follows: The RH Academy, Woburn Lane, Mansfield, NG19 7RT.

Supporters should note that there will be no refreshments available at the match.

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