AFC mansfield

AFC mansfield

Wednesday, November 25, 2015




Tuesday 24th November 2015
FA Vase 2nd Round Replay
Alsager Town 3—1 AFC Mansfield
The Bulls crashed out of the FA Vase in the 2nd Round in a replay at Alsager Town.  They will be left ruing the numerous missed chances in the first game.  The replay saw an awful 1st half which saw the Mansfield side concede 3 goals and ultimately surrender the tie.
In monsoon like conditions The Bulls found it hard to play any kind of football and were always on the back foot.

Alsager bolstered by several dual signed Evo-stik players were the better side on the night and went in front on 30 minutes when Michael Machin, playing his first game for the club fired home from 5 yards. 

Jon Beaumont, playing in his 2nd game doubled the lead on 38 minutes. 

The game was over on 44 minutes when Jonathon Jones got the final touch to a low driven corner.
The Bulls were always going to be chasing the game in the 2nd half and suffered an early blow when Jimmy Ghaichem was carried off with an injury that will keep him out until after Christmas.

Chris Fletcher in the home goal did well to save a Chris Timons header on 55 minutes from a well delivered Ryan Williams free-kick.

The 3 subs that were bought on made the AFC side look more lively.  Steve Sowter and Adon Spencer going close with efforts around the 70 minute mark.

Fletcher was again in action on 88 minutes superbly tipping Danny Naylors goal bound effort over the bar.

AFC Mansfield finally scored albeit a consolation goal from the corner.  Delivered by Spencer, 3rd sub Grant Allott rose above the pack to powerfully head home.

Jason White did well to save with his feet from a Jordan Johnson effort in the final minute.

AFC Mansfield: White, Wilson (Spencer63), Dudley (Allott 77), Jeffs, Timons, Naylor, Williams, Buxton, Cheeseman, Mitchell, Ghaichem (Sowter 53).  Sub not used: Park

Sunday, November 22, 2015


The Bulls and The Bullets will go head to head again on Tuesday night for a place in the 3rd Round of The FA Vase.

The Game finished 1-1 after extra time, both goals coming in the final minutes of normal time.  Jordan Johnson on around 88 minutes and in time added on Ryan Williams rescued AFC.  Despite numerous chances neither side could get their noses in front and will battle it out on Tuesday.

Ground address for those willing to travel is:

'Wood Park Stadium'
Woodland Court




Match Report now on match Report page

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vs Worsborough Bridge Athletic - Pictures

Match Report now on the Match Report page


Dean Rick and Danny Williams hat-trick heroes
AFC Mansfield discovered their shooting boots once again as they fired 9 past Worsborough Bridge Athletic on Saturday.

Leading the way with hat-tricks were Danny Williams and Dean Rick with Craig Mitchell, Adon Spencer and Sam O'Malley finishing the goal tally.

This sets AFC up nicely for next week's FA Vase 2nd Round tie against Alsager Town from the North West Counties Premier Division.

Full match report to follow ......

Monday, November 09, 2015


There have been 4 previous meetings between the two sides, all in the CML and all resulting in victories for AFC Mansfield.
The 1st ever meeting on Wednesday 5th September 2012 boasted a bumper crowd of 340 and a resounding 9-0 win for The Bulls.  Goal-scorers that night were Dean Rick and Carl Haslam with hat-trick’s, Mark Carter with a brace and a goal from Joe Meehan.
The return fixture at Debdale Lane produced more goals.  Mark Carter with a hat-trick, Carl Haslam with 2 and Dean Rick completing the scoring.  The most memorable part of the day was the now ’infamous’ miss from Haslam that has become a YouTube classic.  Another healthy crowd of 145 saw that and over 100,000 have seen the miss.
Image result for sherwood colliery fcThe 2013/14 season  brought 2 closer games.  On Saturday 26th October 2013 The Bulls won 4-3 in a keenly contested game.  Dave Bullock put Sherwood ahead after just 6 minutes.  Dean Rick and Danny Naylor put AFC in front before Brad Straw brought the teams level on 34 minutes.  Mark Carter restored the lead for AFC just before the break.
Plucky Sherwood were level again five minutes into the restart, Brendan Williams the scorer.  Mark Carter gave The Bulls all the points with his 2nd on 64 minutes.  105 spectators saw a very good game.
The last meeting between the two clubs came on 14th December 2013 at Debdale Lane.  AFC Mansfield won this 3-0 with a brace from Callum Green and a strike from Sam Holmes.  All 3 goals came in the 2nd half and this game was watched by a paltry 43 people.
Both clubs have vastly changed personnel coming into this game with several ex Bulls now playing for Sherwood.  It will be an intriguing affair and a game definitely worth watching.


A VIEW FROM THE 66 POW - Shirebrook Town 0-0 AFC Mansfield

When approaching this match report I was thinking 'how do I put a positive spin on this?' for both sides!

When reading the Shirebrook report we are described as 'poor'.  Unfortunately for Shirebrook they were unable to beat a 'poor' side who only had 10 men for the last 30 minutes.  In terms of match reports I would call that an own goal Sam.

So, I then turned to the report from The 66 POW, accessible on the link below.  As they say you can't re-invent the wheel, this account sums the game up perfectly.  Anything I could write or add would pale into insignificance. 

So enjoy:

The 66 POW