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🔎 The Opposition: Mansfield Town

An in-depth look at Saturday's opponents

11 September 2018

Exeter City make the trip to the One Call Stadium on the back of last Saturday's emphatic 5-1 win over Notts County.

The Grecians will have to be at their best as they face a Mansfield side that is unbeaten so far in League Two this season.

Here is all you need to know about Mansfield Town...

  • Founded: 1897
  • Stadium: One Call Stadium
  • Nickname: The Stags

Mansfield were formed in 1897 and are nicknamed The Stags, they traditionally play in a royal blue and amber kit.

Mansfield have lifted four professional trophies, winning the Fourth Division title in 1974/75, the Third Division in 1976/77, the Football League Trophy in 1986/87 and the Football Conference title in 2012/13.

The Manager:

David Flitcroft

David Flitcroft was named Stags manager in March 2018 having formerly managed Swindon Town, Bury and Barnsley. He was unable to guide the Stags to the play-offs last season, finishing three points outside the play-offs in eighth place.

He will be tasked with getting a strong Mansfield side promotion this season.

The Ground:

Name: One Call Stadium
Capacity:
 9,186
Year opened: 1861
Address: Quarry Lane, 
Mansfield, 
Nottinghamshire, 
NG18 5DA

The One Call Stadium is the oldest football stadium in the Football League and has hosted football since 1861. The ground's capacity is curently 9,186 with the record attendance being 24,467 for a match against Nottingham Forrest in 1953.

Away fans are housed in the North Stand which has a capacity of 1,910.

One to Watch:

Tyler Walker 

The forward, on-loan from Nottingham Forest has hit the ground running for Mansfield, already notching 5 goals this season.

Walker, son of former England international Des Walker. is an England under-20 international who made his first team debut for Forest back in 2015.

He has since made 33 appearances for Forest, and spent time on loan at Burton Albion, Stevenage, Port Vale and Bolton Wanderers.

Recent form guide:

The Stags currently sit in tenth place in League Two, unbeaten in their six matches so far with two wins and a draw. 

Last time out they beat Carlisle United 1-0 at the One Call Stadium thanks to Tyler Walker's strike early in the second half.

2017/18 Season In Review:

  • Position: 8th
  • Average Attendance: 4,309
  • Top Scorer: Kane Hemmings, 14

Mansfield missed out on a play-off place by just three points last season, finishing in eight place.

They spent most of the season in and around the play-off places, but the shock departure of then manager Steve Evans late in February curtailed their promotion push after a run of eight matches without a win.

Previous Meetings:

Exeter City 0 Mansfield Town 1 (17/2/18)

Exeter City suffered a 1-0 defeat against promotion rivals Mansfield Town which ended a run of seven games unbeaten at St James Park.

Mansfield striker Danny Rose scored the game’s only goal on the brink of half-time and City failed to provide a response on what was a disappointing afternoon for the Grecians.

Mansfield Town 1 Exeter City 1 (28/10/17)

A strike from Lee Holmes three minutes from time earned Exeter City a battling point away at Mansfield Town.

The Grecians had fallen behind to Kane Hemmings first-half strike and needed a couple of goalline clearances from Dean Moxey to stay in the game before Mansfield-born Holmes struck late.

Head to Head:

  • Exeter City wins: 23
  • Draws: 18
  • Mansfield Town wins: 22

Ticket news:

Tickets are still on sale for the match, and are also available on the day from the cash ticket booth, Ticket prices are £2 cheaper in advance. Click here for the full details.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Northampton Town in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday, November 17, in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy tickets.


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