Stags’ under-18s will travel up north for tomorrow fixture, as they face Oldham Athletic under-18s at Chapel Road Training Ground in the EFL Youth Alliance (12pm kick-off).
Mansfield come into the game off the back of their thrilling 3-3 draw against Lincoln City in the league last time out.
Rhys Sarson slotted home a first-half penalty to give the Stags an early lead, before Tyrese Sinclair twice helped his team by levelling the score, resulting in both teams going home with a point apiece, in what was a thrilling spectacle.
Sinclair has been in excellent form this season and his double in the last game means he currently heads the team’s scoring charts with four goals from five appearances.
John Dempster’s side have picked up five points from their opening four fixtures, meaning in this early part of the season they find themselves hovering around mid-table. The Stags’ youth boss will be hoping his side can take maximum points in Saturday’s fixture to propel them towards the top-end of the table.
Saturday’s opposition, Oldham, were involved in a seven-goal thriller in their last encounter, where they narrowly lost 4-3 away to Notts County.
The defeat means Oldham are yet to take a point from their opening three fixtures, and currently find themselves at the foot of the table.
However, Dempster and his coaching staff know all too well how fiercely contested this league can be, and will be taking nothing for granted going into the fixture, demanding that the players are fully focused on the task at hand.
As always, supporters are welcome to attend the game, and for those wishing to make the trip, please see the full address details below: Chapel Road Training Ground, Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 4QL.