Mansfield Town under-18s return to Cantley Park to take on Doncaster Rovers under-18s this Saturday (11am kick-off), in a top of the table clash in the Youth Alliance League.
The Stags go into this contest against the league leaders on the back of three successive victories, with their latest success coming against this weekend’s opponents.
A brace each from Jimmy Knowles and Ryan Ingram, along with strikes from Kyle Tomlin and Nathan Caine, saw the amber and blue come from behind to emphatically win 6-3.
Mansfield will now be looking to build on that result, knowing a win will take them above their opponents.
Despite the nature of Saturday’s victory, Stags’ coach Simon Ward is taking nothing for granted this weekend and feels Rovers will be out for revenge.
“I know for a fact if it was us that had just conceded six goals our whole week would be based on making that right,” said Ward.
“As a coach and a group of players, we’re expecting a massive challenge.
“We’ve got a few of our players coming back, so we’ll certainly be up for it.
“Doncaster Rovers have been one of the best teams in the league every year I’ve been involved with this club, so we expect to come here and have a real tough challenge,” he said.
Supporters are welcome to attend the game for free at the following venue: Cantley Park, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6HE.