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Last Time We Met Mansfield Town

16 November 2018

Port Vale face Mansfield Town away from home in Sky Bet League Two this weekend, but what happened when the two sides last faced off?

Neil Aspin's men last made the trip to the One Call Stadium back in April 2018, and it proved to be a very important day in Vale's bid for surivival in Sky Bet League Two.

Despite severe pressure from the Mansfield attack, the Valiants managed to hold out until the latter stages of the fixture when Kyle Howkins scored an unfortunate own goal to put the home side ahead.

Sam Hornby was in inspired form throughout the contest and he denied the Stags on numerous occasions, but he was left transfixed as a misplaced clearance from Charlie Raglan struck the back of Howkins before rolling across the line.

With it looking likely that all three points were heading in Mansfield's favour, Tom Pope stepped up in the dying embers to salvage a crucial draw. The striker's pinpoint header earned Vale a point, one which meant they were mathematically safe from the drop.

The season's earlier meeting was an afternoon to forget for the Valiants as Mansfield ran out 4-0 victors at Vale Park, but the head-to-head record between the two sides has Port Vale on top.

There have been 49 matches contested between the two clubs in the last 82 years, with Vale winning 21 of those. Mansfield have came out as victors on 15 occasions, whilst 13 of those meetings have ended as stalemates.


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