AFC Mansfield

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GAME OFF TONIGHT!!!!!

Tonight's league fixture away at Staveley MW is off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEW CLUB SECRETARY ONBOARD


PAUL HUNTER
AFC Mansfield have the pleasure of announcing Mr Paul Hunter as our new Club Secretary for the 2017/18 season.

Paul is a born & bred Lincoln lad, played local football & has been a local club secretary for as many years as he can remember.

He Refereed for over twenty five years. The old level one ref on the northern counties line (Step five now).

Since 2000/1, he has been the Central Midlands League Registrar & has dealt with on average around 4000 registrations per year , correspondence from 40 odd clubs per year, communications from hundreds of club officials each season has been the norm for Paul. 

Paul had this to say:
“I Would like to thank AFC Mansfield for this opportunity in becoming the club secretary from season 2017/18 onwards. I really am looking forward to getting back into club football.

The key for me is to communicate, be approachable & have a smile on your face.  The reason I have come back into club football from being on a league management team is this.

AFC Mansfield have people who love the game. Guys, I love the game & the day to day challenges it brings. That is what I have missed.”
Everybody at AFC Mansfield would like to welcome Paul to the club and wish him every success in his new role.
AFC Mansfield Chairman Andy Saunders welcomes Paul to the club

Thursday, March 02, 2017

U21 GAME POSTPONED TONIGHT!!!

 Tonight's away trip to Ilkeston U21's has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

U21's GO JOINT TOP

'JJ' Annable
The Young Bulls made it 6 games without defeat and 5 wins on the trot to go joint top of the league.

Dean Rick opened the scoring before 'JJ' Annable scored a brace before half time to put AFC Mansfield in a commanding lead.

Heanor Town pulled a goal back, but suffered a setback when they were reduced to 10 for a last man foul on the edge of the box.

The game ended 3-1 and The Young Bulls are just behind Ilkeston on goal difference.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

AFC MANSFIELD Vs RAINWORTH MW

AFC Mansfield have played Rainworth MW twice since The Bulls were formed back in 2012.

Rainworth were the clubs 1st ever opponents in a pre-season friendly at Kirklington Road.  Rainworth were in the Evo-Stik league at the time and were considered favourites to win the game.

A goal in each half for Pete Stubley straddled an equaliser from Ian Holmes and were enough for AFC Mansfield to record their first win in their first game.  A crowd of 186 watched the game.

Fast forward to 2016 and Rainworth had dropped a league and AFC Mansfield had gained 2 promotions in 4 seasons.  Bringing both clubs into the same level.

The 1st competitive match between the 2 sides was played on Tuesday 11 October.  It was an entertaining game which saw AFC have a penalty saved in the 1st half.  Rainworth went in front through Tom Poole and then doubled their lead through Aaron Moxam.  Unfortunately AFC have a habit of scoring late goals and a strike from Lynton Karkach 5 minutes from the end saw The Bulls camped out in Rainworth's half.  The equaliser came through another penalty and this time keeper Jason White fired home to take a share of the points.

The two clubs now face each other for a third time this Saturday, just 2 points separated the clubs after the October game.  But things have changes dramatically and now AFC Mansfield sit 21 points above Rainworth with another 3 games in hand.  AFC Mansfield sit 8th in the league while Rainworth sit 18th just 2 places from the drop zone.

You may well think according to the form books this is a home win for AFC Mansfield.  But anybody that knows anything about football will tell you that form goes out of the window when it comes to local derbies.  Players on both sides have played for both clubs and local bragging rights are at stake.

It is going to be a fiercely competitive game and only a crystal ball will be able to give you the outcome.  A game not to be missed so get yourself along to Forest Town Arena and see non league football at its best.