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Youth preview: Stags vs Rotherham United (FA Youth Cup)

13 November 2019

Mansfield Town under-18s are back at One Call Stadium on Wednesday when they host Rotherham United in the second round of the FA Youth Cup (7pm kick-off).

The Stags beat Doncaster Rovers in a 4-3 thriller in the last round, to set up this home tie with the Millers.

Rio Molyneaux and Jimmy Knowles both helped themselves to a brace, as the young guns came from behind to win.

Wednesday’s opponents overcame non-league Haughmond FC in round one, as they avoided an FA Cup upset.

The two sides have already met twice this season in league and cup with the Millers getting the better of the Stags in two closely fought affairs at Roundwood Sports Complex.

Goals from Ethan Hill and Shamar Lawson were not enough to claim a share of the spoils in the last match, as Rotherham narrowly won 3-2.

Stags' coach Mike Whitlow is hoping it will be ‘third time lucky’ on Wednesday night.

“The Millers are a hardworking and honest team who really play to their strengths”, said Whitlow.

“We’ve competed with them twice already this season but fallen just short, we’ve got to give that little bit more this time. We’re hoping it's third time lucky.

“We’ve got players in the dressing room that can win us games, but we need to stop making individual errors and tighten up at the back.

“You know what you’ll get with Rotherham they have players who can get the ball down and hurt you. We have to be ready for that.”

Supporters are welcome to attend the game at the following venue: One Call Stadium, Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA.

Tickets for the match are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

Supporters will be housed in the lower tier of the Ian Greaves Stand for the match and tickets are cash only at the turnstiles.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available to purchase from Sandy's Bar & Kitchen for the game.


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