Neil Aspin’s Port Vale go into Tuesday night’s home clash with Mansfield Town looking to stretch their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions, but what happened the last time the two teams met?
Vale hosted the Stags in the Checkatrade Trophy back in October 2016, but it was the visitors who came out on top as Matt Green’s 66th-minute strike proved to be the only goal of the night.
You have to go back to 2003 to find the last league meeting between the sides, and it was Brian Horton’s men who sealed all three points in the Nationwide League Division Two.
Mansfield started the game brightly on home soil, but it was Vale who almost opened the scoring as they struck the post twice before eventually finding the net.
The decisive goal of the afternoon came just before half-time as John Durnin rifled a deflected effort past Kevin Pilkington.