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Match preview: Stags vs Morecambe

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We welcome Morecambe to One Call Stadium on Good Friday for our latest Sky Bet League Two fixture (3pm kick-off). Here's all you need to know ahead of the clash...

The Stags will be without forwards Craig Davies, Nicky Ajose and Jordan Graham for the game. Long-term absentees Hayden White and Bobby Olejnik will also miss out.

The game will come too soon for defender Ben Turner, who has been struggling with a recent calf problem.

For the Shrimps, A-Jay Leitch-Smith could miss out.

Stags made it three games unbeaten last weekend with a 1-1 draw away to Northampton. Wing-back Mal Benning was on target for Mansfield, as he scored directly from a corner inside the opening 15 minutes of the game. The amber and blue recorded successive victories prior to the clash at Sixfields, a 1-0 win at home to Cambridge and an emphatic 4-1 victory away to Exeter.

Morecambe have shown impressive form of late, having only lost one of their last seven games. Included in this run was a sublime 3-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers and a 4-2 win over high-flying MK Dons.

STAGS’ LAST FIVE GAMES: 2W | 2D | 1L

MORECAMBE’S LAST FIVE GAMES: 1W | 3D | 1L

We last faced the Shrimps back in late October at Globe Arena. Mansfield recorded a 1-0 win on the night, with midfielder Neal Bishop registering the game’s only goal with his half-volley in the first-half.

The referee for Friday’s fixture will be Trevor Kettle, assisted by Joe Simpson and Stephen Finch. The fourth official will be Danny Gratton.

The last Stags’ fixture that Mr. Kettle took charge of was our 0-0 draw at home to Swindon Town in late December.

Ticket information for Friday's game is as follows:

Ian Greaves Stand (lower tier) is as follows:

CATEGORY

BEFORE MATCHDAY

ON MATCHDAY

Adult

£22

£24

Senior

£18

£20

Young adult (18-21)

£16

£18

Family tickets, priced at just £18 for an adult and a child are available to purchase both in advance and on matchdays from the ticket office.

The Stags' designated family section is Block B of the Quarry Lane Stand. Therefore, supporters purchasing a family ticket are required to sit in this area.

Ticket prices for the Ian Greaves Stand (upper tier) are as follows:

 CATEGORY

BEFORE MATCHDAY

ON MATCHDAY

Adult

£23

£25

Senior

£19

£21

Young adult (18-21)

£16

£18


Quarry Lane prices are as follows:

 CATEGORY

BEFORE MATCHDAY (with membership card)

BEFORE MATCHDAY (without membership card)

ON MATCHDAY (with or without membership card)

Adult

£11

£22

£24

Senior

£9

£18

£20

Young adult (18-21)

£8

£16

£18

Tickets for the match are available to purchase online via www.stagstickets.co.uk, at the ticket office on Quarry Lane, or by calling the ticket office on 01623 482 482.

Supporters can also purchase tickets on the day of the game. The matchday ticket office will be open for fans to buy tickets from 12pm until 3pm.

Our family ticket offer is also available for Friday's game, which admits one adult and one child for just £18! Supporters that have purchased a family ticket will be seated in our family block, which is located in Block A of the Quarry Lane End. Fans with a family ticket may also be seated in Block B of the Quarry Lane End if demand dictates so.

Please note that, on police advice and for ease of congestion, the gate between the North and Ian Greaves Stand will be closed after every home game this season, re-opening approximately 20 minutes after the final whistle.

The Sandy Pate Sports Bar will open at 11am for Friday's game. From the time of the bar's opening, food from the main menu will not be served, although a selection of pies, chips, burgers and hot dogs will be available to purchase. Please note that these are only available to purchase from the bar, and the matchday kiosk inside the bar will not be in operation for our final two home games of the season.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for both home and away supporters, and the bar is located at the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand.

The bar will begin to serve food from its main menu following the full-time whistle. 

The sports bar will remain open until 11pm after the match.

Ticket holders in Blocks N, P, Q and R of the Ian Greaves Upper tier will also be able to access our Kevin Bird Suite from 1pm.

Supporters will also be able to purchase our award-winning matchday programme, The Stag, which will be available to buy around the ground for just £3 before the match.

Fans can buy The Stag from the merchandise stand near the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, or any of our mobile programme vendors around the ground.

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 50p/hr.
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 www.mansfield.gov.uk/carparks.

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

Hospitality

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'

Media

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'.

Supporters

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.

Can't make it to the game? You can follow the action live via our Twitter updates or via the match centre on mansfieldtown.net, which can be found here.

iFollow Stags subscribers can listen to full-match commentary of the clash, courtesy of commentators Martin Shaw and Dean Foulkes.

A report of the match will be published on the club website after the full-time whistle, and post-match reaction will be available to view on mansfieldtown.net 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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