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Monday, November 24, 2014

Another away tie in the FA Vase!

AFC Mansfield have been drawn away in the 3rd round of the FA Vase against either Mickleover Royals or Willenhall Town who play tomorrow night.

AFC Mansfield would like to announce the signing of keeper Jason White from Scarborough Athletic.
Jason has also played at Mansfield Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Shirebrook Town.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


AFC Mansfield booked their place in the 3rd round of the FA Vase with an extra time victory against Midland League side Shepshed Dynamo.

Goals from Scott Rickards and Phil Buxton were matched by Shepshed goals from Adam Vasey and Jimmy Brooks.

But the final word was Carl haslam's firing home with less than 2 minutes to go to send The Bulls home very happy.

Full Match report and pictures on the MATCH REPORT page now.

Friday, November 21, 2014

FA VASE 2nd Round!!

AFC Mansfield travel to Shepshed Dynamo for a FA Vase 2nd Round fixture on Saturday 22nd November.

Shepshed ply their trade in the newly formed Midland League at step 5, one level above The Bulls.

Their record in the league is Played 17, won 5, drawn 2 and lost 10 with 17 points.  They currently lie 18th out of 22.

For those travelling the ground address is:

The Dovecote Stadium
Butthole Lane
LE12 9BN
Tel: 01509 650992

Thursday, November 20, 2014


AFC Mansfield U21's take on Mickleover Sports U21's tonight at The Forest Town Arena.  Kick-Off is 7.45pm with Bully's Tea Bar serving hot food and drink.

Friday, November 14, 2014

On our travels again!!

This weekend AFC Mansfield travel to Penistone Church for a 3pm KO on Saturday 15th November.

Penistone currently lie one place above The Bulls and two points in front.  The Bulls have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.

Both teams need to win this one to progress up the table so it will be a hotly contested game, weather permitting.

For those travelling the ground address is:

Church View Road
S36 6AT

General Ground Directions:

From North: Leave M1 at J37, take 3rd exit A628 
Manchester. After ½ mile take 2nd exit A628 Manchester. After approx 4 mile take 2nd exit A628 Manchester then at traffic lights turn left to Penistone Town Centre. On entering town centre after pelican crossing take 1st left Victoria Street then 2nd left. Ground is on your right. 

From South:Leave M1 at J35A at roundabout take 2nd exit A616 Manchester. At next roundabout take 2nd exit A616 Manchester then take 1st exit signed Penistone, Huddersfield A629. Follow this road through Wortley, Thurgoland and then take B6462 then travel under 3 railway bridges. Turn sharp left after 3rd bridge and follow road to the right onto Church View Road. Ground is approx 600 yards on left.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Rudy Funk takes his first game in charge at AFC Mansfield when they entertain Selston FC on Wednesday night.

The game is a 2nd Round Notts Senior Cup tie and is a repeat of last season's tie which saw Selston run out 2-0 winners.  To add spice to the occasion The Bulls played Selston in a pre-season friendly and ran out comfortable 4-0 winners on the day.  So at 1 game a piece it is surely going to be a hotly contested game.

Admission is £4 with £3 concessions and Bully's Tea Bar will be serving hot food and drink and the Arena Bar will be serving its usual array of beers, spirits and wines before, during and after the game.

So come on down and cheer the lads on, kick-off is 7.45pm.

Monday, November 10, 2014

U21's at Ilkeston Tonight!!

AFC Mansfield U21's travel to championship favourites Ilkeston FC U21's in what promises to be a real test of their abilities.  Kick off is 7.45pm.

Ilkeston have a 100% record, winning all 7 league games played so far.  They have scored 56 goals and conceded just 3.

For those travelling the ground address is:

The New Manor Ground
Awsworth Road

Sunday, November 09, 2014


Now that the news is out I have had a chance to talk to the incoming manager Rudy Funk and this is what he has had to say:

“Having spent 3 and a half years at Scarborough Athletic through some great times things came to an end last week and I parted with the club on amicable terms.

As so often happens in football the next opportunity has come very quickly I am delighted to have been appointed as Manager at AFC Mansfield.  What attracted me to the club is that it is owned and run by a professional group of people who have huge ambitions for the club.

I would like to thank previous Managers Micky Taylor and Dean Short for setting up an excellent group of players and I will be contacting them all individually to see who is up for the challenge of taking this club forward.

From my first day the brief is to get the club to The Evo-Stik League and having done it twice before I know that it is a realistic goal.  For this season the target is still promotion and we will keep pushing until the final game of the season to achieve that.  It won’t be easy but it won’t be for the want of trying.

Going back to Dean Short for a minute, it is not an ideal way to come into a job but sometimes these things happen and I am sure Dean will be back in football very soon.  He has set the club up well and while I expect some players will look elsewhere I hope the majority will continue with their good work so far.  I don’t anticipate any immediate changes as there are some fantastically talented players at the club.”

Rudy’s first game in charge will be The Notts Senior Cup 2nd Round tie against Selston FC on Wednesday night at The Forest Town Arena, kick off 7.45pm.  I am sure there will be a lot of interest in this game.

By Peter Craggs


Today management duo Dean Short and Dean Mitchell have been relieved of their duties at the club.

AFC Mansfield would like to thank them both for their efforts in their short stay at the club.  

The club have moved very quickly to appoint their successor and that person is Rudy Funk.

Bulls Chairman Steve Hymas had this to say:

"It has been no big secret that our primary target to take the club to the next level was Rudy Funk.

He has now become available so we have wasted no time in sitting down and agreeing for him to take charge of the club.  Some hard decisions have to be made in football and we believe this decision has been made in the best interests of AFC Mansfield.

We are a very ambitious club and having Rudy at the helm will help us strive for that success.  He has a wealth of experience in football and together we believe we now have the right chemistry to make this work."