AFC Mansfield

Monday, July 25, 2016

SIX OF THE BEST!!!


AFC Mansfield blew away the cobwebs by dismantling the new look Shirebrook Town side on Saturday.  On a blisteringly hot day The Bulls had failed to make a breakthrough before the first water break on 25 minutes.

After the break Lynton Karkach was upended in the box, a harsh decision possibly.  Nevertheless Gary Bradshaw fired the spot kick low to the keepers left to put The Bulls ahead and score his first goal for the club.  Just reward for10 minutes earlier his thunderous 20 yard effort was superbly saved by the Shirebrook keeper.

The Bulls continued to dominate possession and when Ryan Williams delivered a low cross into the 6 yard box just before the half time whistle Jimmy Ghaichem was on hand to fire home to make it 2-0.

Ollie Fearon scored on the hour mark just minutes after coming on.  His goal set up by Craig Mitchell.  Five minutes later Fearon returned the favour as Mitchell got the 4th goal.

Neat approach work saw Glynn Cotton put Ghaichem clear.  The wingers shot taking a wicked deflection off a defender for the 5th goal.

The scoring was complete on 87 minutes when Lynton Karkach got his 2nd goal for the club with a superb individual run that saw him jink past 3 defenders before firing home from 12 yards.

The Bulls move onto Thursday night when they travel to Dene Park, Hull to face newly formed East Yorkshire Carnegie.  A club formed by ex player Jamie Waltham.

Friday, July 22, 2016

EXTRA FRIENDLY ADDED TO THE SCHEDULE

The Bulls will travel to Hull to take on East Yorkshire Carnegie on Thursday 28th July with a 7.45pm kick off.

Ground Address:

Dene Park
Dunswell
Hull
HU6 0AE

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A WIN IN THE 2nd FRIENDLY!!

The Bulls were victorious in their 2nd friendly at Ellistown & Ibstock Utd.  On another day the scoreline could have been greater but headed goals from Craig Mitchell and Lynton Karkach capped off a solid performance for AFC.

Ryan Williams had a free kick turned onto the post by the home keeper and Lynton's spot kick suffered the same fate.

With the return of 4 players to the squad for Saturday The Bulls will be at full strength for the visit of Shirebrook Town.

Monday, July 18, 2016

FIRST HOME FRIENDLY THIS SATURDAY!!!

The Bulls renew their rivalry with close neighbours Shirebrook Town on Saturday 23rd July.  Below is a taster of last season's encounters.

 


Sunday, July 17, 2016

NEXT FRIENDLY - TUESDAY NIGHT!!!

The Bulls travel to Ellistown & Ibstock United on Tuesday 19th July for their 2nd Pre-Season game.  Kick Off is 7.45pm
Image result for ellistown & ibstock united f.c
Our opponents ply their trade in The East Midlands Counties League.  The club avoided relegation last season finishing 17th with 29 points.  But this is a new season and I am sure the home side will give us a competitive game.

For those travelling the ground address is:

Terrace Road Ground
Terrace Road
Ellistown
Leicestershire
LE67 1GD

Friday, July 15, 2016

TWO MORE COMMIT TO THE BULLS!!

Danny Patterson has returned for the coming season.  The combative midfielder has signed up for the coming season. 

Danny made 13 appearances after joining in February and scored 1 goal in the promotion season.

Also joining the club is goalkeeper Myles Wright.


Myles Wright makes his Chesterfield debut against Sheffield United
Myles at Chesterfield
Myles made his debut for Chesterfield at 18 years old.  Since then he has been at Bradford Park Avenue and Buxton.

At 6 feet 4 inches he is an imposing sight. 

Myles made his debut against Hyde Utd last night.
Buxton keeper Myles Wright punches away a corner under heavy pressure (1 of 1)
Myles in action for Buxton

Both players will add to the squad and competition for places will be fierce.


HYDE UTD 1 - 1 AFC MANSFIELD

The Bulls got off to a solid start in their first friendly.  Against tough opposition in Hyde Utd, AFC Mansfield competed well and fully deserved a 1-1 draw.

Results aren't that important in pre-season friendlies but with Grant Allott, Jon D'Laryea, Gary Bradshaw and Matty Plummer all missing the performance showed the depth of the squad for the coming season.

Ollie Fearon got the equaliser on 30 minutes after Hyde had taken the lead on 22 minutes.  Craig Mitchell had the ball in the back of the net after 25 minutes but it was ruled out due to an offside decision.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO WAYNE CLARKE

Wayne (white shirt) with Wes O'Rourke celebrating
another success for the U13 team
Congratulations are in order for our U13's Manager Wayne Clarke who passed his FA level 2 coaching course today.

It shows the clubs commitment to improving the skills of our youngsters.

Well done Wayne, UEFA 'B' next.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

HYMAS HOMES CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE BULLS!!

Ex Bulls Chairman and Hall of Fame inductee continues to support his old club.

Please click on the graphic above to visit our sponsors website

Through his successful business Steve Hymas will advertise both in the programme and on the ground.

Proving beyond doubt that, 'Once a Bull, always a Bull'.

NEXT FRIENDLY!!!!

We move onto Thursday 14th July when we travel to Hyde United for what is now our first friendly.

Hyde United play in The Evo-Stik Division One North and will provide stiff opposition for The Bulls.

Due to difficulties in installing a new 3G pitch the game has been rearranged for Thursday night. KO 7.15pm.

For those travelling the ground address is:

WRIGHT ROBINSON COLLEGE
Abbey Hey Lane
Gorton
Manchester
M18 8RL
Note: This is not Hyde Utd's home ground