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Youth preview: Lincoln U18s v Stags U18s

24 February 2022

Mansfield Town's under-18s face Lincoln City this Saturday in a Youth Alliance League fixture away at Lincoln City Elite Performance Centre (11am kick-off).

The young Stags' previous game last weekend at home to Harrogate was abandoned at half-time due to stormy weather conditions and one of the match officials falling ill.

Mansfield produced a dominant display. A hat trick from midfielder Curtis Davies gave the amber and blue a 3-1 lead at the interval. 

The contest saw a debut for 14-year-old Elliot Hartmann.

This weekend's match away at Lincoln City could see another potential debut for one of the academy's promising under-16's midfielders, Alfie King.

Professional development phase coach Sam Collins provided an update on the development of the youth team ahead of this weekend's match.

"We’ve had quite a few of the under-15s and 16s training with us," he said.

"Some of those lads that have done really well. One of the under-16s, Alfie King, could make his under-16's debut this Saturday against Lincoln.

"The two youngsters who played last week, Elliot Hartmann and Cormac Maher, both did well and they will be involved again this weekend.

"It was a shame that the game was called off as the team played really well.

"We perhaps struggled to take our chances in previous weeks but to see Curtis Davies get a hat trick at half-time was really pleasing.That’s [getting forward from deep] one of things we challenge our midfield players to do, we dominated the possession. 

"It [this Saturday's clash with Lincoln] will be a good game. They [Lincoln] are similar to us in terms of both facilities and playing style."

Supporters are allowed to attend the match free-of-charge.

The venue for Saturday's fixture is: Lincoln City Elite Performance Centre, Heath Lane, Scampton Lincoln LN2 3PU

Please do not attend the game if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.


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