We make the trip to the One Call Stadium tonight to take on Mansfield Town as we look to make it back-to-back wins following our victory over Barrow at the weekend. With the game just a few days away, we look back at times we have travelled to the Stags.
Past Five encounters with Mansfield: DDDLL
Our last visit to the Stags:
Sky Bet League Two, One Call Stadium, Saturday 2nd January 2021: Mansfield Town 4-0 Port Vale
10-man Port Vale suffered a 4-0 defeat away at Mansfield Town in the first game of 2021.
The game couldn’t have started much worse for the Vale, Harry Charsley hit one from distance and forced a world class save from Scott Brown, but the ball rebounded off the post and the follow up was put in by Ollie Clarke after just 50 seconds.
Vale nearly struck back in style in the 10th minute, Alex Hurst nutmegged James Perch before cutting in, beating the next defender and having his shot blocked on the line by Mal Benning.
Pressure from the Stags paid off just past the half-hour mark, as a ball into the box pinballed around as Vale failed to get it clear and Jordan Bowery smashed it home from close range.
The second period started off poorly for the Vale, much like the first had, as Leon Legge brought down George Lapslie as he was running through and was sent off for a second bookable offence, just two minutes into the half.
Just past the hour mark Vale’s triple sub at the break nearly paid off, as Cristian Montano burst down the left and delivered a cross to the back post where Tom Pope arrived to volley on goal, but was denied by a great save before the rebound came off the striker and out for a goal-kick.
With 15 minutes left of the 90, Charsley drove into the Vale box and was brought down by a mistimed Scott Burgess slide tackle for a penalty, which was calmly converted by Jordan Bowery to make it 3-0.
Five minutes later Bowery struck again to complete his hat-trick, a counter-attacking move saw the forward convert from a tight angle, scoring off the inside of the far post.
Tyrese Sinclair, off the bench, was brought down by Nathan Smith in the box, winning a second penalty for thee Stags but he was unable to hit the target with his spot-kick, drilling it wide of the mark.
Mansfield Town: Stech, Perch, Benning (81’ Cook), Rawson, Sweeney, Lapslie, Charsley (83’ Sinclair), Clarke (84’ O’Keeffe), Maris, Bowery (83’ O’Driscoll), Reid (81’ McLaughlin).
Unused Subs: Stone, Menayese.
Port Vale: Brown, Smith, Legge, Brisley, Fitzpatrick (45’ Monatano), Joyce, Whitehead (45’ Worrall), Burgess, Amoo (48’ Mills), Hurst. (45’ Pope), Rodney
Unused Subs: Visser, Cullen, Bailey.
Division Two, Saturday 10th April 1993, Field Mill, Mansfield Town 0-1 Port Vale
The Vale were in second place and chasing promotion from what is now League One as they entered the fixture, whilst Mansfield on the other hand were 22nd and battling to avoid relegation.
Vale had conceded just one goal in their previous four matches on the road and proved to be a difficult side to break down in the face of pressure from the home side, who proved dangerous due to the runs of former Vale winger Gary Ford.
In the second period the Valiants burst into action and began to attack the Stags’ goal, and their pressure laid off when they took the lead in the 58th minute through Paul Kerr, with the goal proving to be enough to secure all three points.
At the end of the season Vale missed out on promotion, losing in the play-off final whilst Mansfield were relegated.
Mansfield Town – Pearcey, Hodson, Withe, Noteman (Wilson), Gray, Fairclough, McLoughlin (Fee), Holland, Wilkinson, Castledine, Ford.
Port Vale – Musselwhite, Aspin, Sulley (Billing), Porter, Swann, Glover, Kent, Van der Laan, Cross, Houchen, Kerr
Sub not used – Slaven