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Youth preview: Stags vs Rotherham United

19 September 2018

Stags’ under-18s will host Rotherham United under-18s in Saturday’s EFL Youth Alliance clash at Rainworth Miners Welfare (11am kick-off).

Mansfield come into the game following their 3-1 victory away to Oldham Athletic last time out.

Rhys Sarson scored a first-half penalty to give his side an early lead, before Jimmy Knowles’ brace ensured the Stags went home with all three points.

Knowles finds himself leading the way in the scoring charts, having found the net five times so far this campaign. He and Sarson have struck-up a good forward partnership this campaign and academy boss John Dempster will be hoping their fine form can continue into Saturday’s fixture.

Dempster’s side currently sit top of the table – albeit having played more games than some teams - amassing eight points from their opening five matches, boasting the best offensive record in the league, with 11 goals.

Saturday’s opposition, Rotherham, are a point behind Mansfield, having notched-up seven points from their opening five games. They come into the fixture having drawn 1-1 against Bradford City a fortnight ago.

For supporters wishing to attend the game, full address details can be found below: Rainworth F.C, Kirklington Road, Rainworth, Mansfield, NG21 0JY.


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