Vital Football

Latest Mansfield Town News

Stags Defeat to Stanley No Surprise

Stags Defeat to Stanley No Surprise

Mansfield Town's 2-1 loss to Accrington Stanley has only added more weight to the Lancashire side being the Stags 'bogey team'.

12 times the Stags have now faced Accrington since a 1-0 FA Cup win at Field Mill back in 2006, and 12 times they have failed to overcome the Lancashire side.

Make that 9 defeats and 3 draws in that dismal run.

It was also Accrington who sent the jitters running though both the coaching staff and fans alike last season, as the play off push was gathering momentum.

They turned up at the One Call, and made our defenders look no better than Sunday League standard, and deserved more than the 4-4 draw they took away that night.

Had Stanley won 8-4 that night, no one would have complained.

What is it about this team and the fact the Stags can't seem to get the better of them?

True, every side has a 'bogey' team they struggle with, but most Stags supporters now face reality that we'll never get anything from our trips North, can we put it right in the home game later in the season?

The fact that an ex Stags (Billy Kee) was on hand to push the final nail in yesterday with an injury time winner, was even harder to take.

Luton Town is next up at the One Call, with a big performance required to lift the gloom from this latest Stanley set back.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday August 20 2017
Time: 10:15AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Mansfield Town Articles

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/9/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for the season of 2017/18.

Mirfin In Team Of The Week (18/9/17)

Mansfield Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Stags Team Bus Under Attack

It does seem as though Lincoln City fans can't take defeat well, another incident in which the Stags team coach was attacked after the game....

Mansfield Hooligans at Sincil Bank?

A strange video has been posted on youtube of Mansfield Town supporters enjoying themselves in the 1-0 win at Sincil Bank....

Archived Vital Stags Articles

Vital Stags articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who will finish higher?
Suggested By: Mansfield Vital
Mansfield Town55%
Lincoln City (aka Mansfield Town 'B')45%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Mansfield Town Results (view all)

Mansfield Town Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

The Vital Football Members League