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Sunday, March 01, 2015

A 5-0 win pushes the Bulls up to 3rd

AFC Mansfield overcame a belligerent and not without skill Grimsby Borough side to continue their quest for promotion.

An early goal from debutant Joe Lamplough set The Bulls on their way but they had to wait for the 52nd minute to double their lead.  

This came from Man of the Match Glyn Cotton who fired in a low driven free kick from 20 yards.

After this Grimsby's opposition crumbled, debutant Chris Wood pounced on indecision at the back to put AFC Mansfield 3-0 up. 

Another quality strike from Cotton made it 4 before Tristan Whitman made it 5-0 with an excellent finish to seal the match.

The Bulls move up to 3rd in the league, the chase is on!!!!

Full match report now on the Match Report page.

Or try this at On The Road 2014-2015 for an excellent view on the game from Malcolm Storer.

Friday, February 27, 2015

AFC Mansfield Vs Grimsby Borough

The Bulls welcome Lincolnshire outfit Grimsby Borough to The Forest Town Arena on Saturday.

Grimsby occupy bottom spot in the league, but have recently picked up form wise.  They lost narrowly to Bottesford Town by the odd goal in 5, went down 1-0 away at Knaresborough Town and drew with Lincoln Moorlands in their last outing a week ago.

Grimsby were also narrowly defeated by The Bulls in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.  Again going down by the odd goal in 5.

Manager Rudy Funk is well aware of the danger complacency can have on a squad that has gone 10 games unbeaten in the league.  

He has further strengthened his squad with 4 signings this week and all 4 players will be available for selection against Grimsby.


Joe Lamplough
Bulls Manager Rudy Funk has further strengthened his squad for the final push towards promotion.

Two players from Evo-stik clubs arrive at the Forest Town Arena, Joe Lamplough and Grant Allott.

Joe has joined from Scarborough Athletic. The defender has previously turned out for Hull City, Mansfield and Kettering, as well as a season at AFC Telford. Lamplough has also played abroad, in Australia, Denmark and Spain. 

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Grant Allott
Grant has joined from Ossett Town and follows fellow former Ossett Town striker Chris Wood to The Bulls.  Grant has made 20 appearances this season for Ossett.  Grant lists Goole AFC, Hallam and Dinnington Town as previous clubs.

All at AFC Mansfield welcome both players to the club and wish them every success.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


AFC Mansfield U21 Vs Sheffield FC U21 is definitely on tonight.  Kick-off is 7.45pm.

Quarter Final of the North Midlands Development League Cup.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


AFC Mansfield are pleased to announce the signing of striker Chris Wood from Evo-Stik Division One North side Ossett Town.  

He was top goalscorer before his departure and has Frickley Athletic and Hallam FC in his list of previous clubs.

Everybody at the club would like to give a warm welcome to Chris and hope he enjoys his time at the club.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


The contest between AFC Emley and AFC Mansfield end with a draw, a result that did neither side any favours in the race for promotion from The Northern Counties East league Division One.

Kicking down the slope the home side scored first, a Max leonard strike on 9 minutes and although the half was fairly even they took that advantage into the break.

The Bulls got at the home side in the 2nd half and equalised through Craig Mitchell but will rue the countless chances they created to win the game.  But Adam Lawlor in the Emley goal and Captain Paul Sykes did Emley proud setting an example and repelling everything The Bulls threw at them.

Full Match Report tnow on the MATCH REPORT page

Friday, February 20, 2015


The Bulls travel to The Welfare Ground, Emley tomorrow for a top of the table clash with AFC Emley.

AFC Emley currently sit at the top of the league with 60 points from 28 games.  AFC Mansfield have 58 points from 29 games.

The Bulls won at home in September against Emley overturning an early Jordan Townend goal to win 3-1 with goals in the last 20 minutes from Dean Rick, Danny Tighe and Carl Haslam.

AFC Mansfield are currently on a 9 game unbeaten run in the league, while AFC Emley have kept clean sheets in both of their last 2 home games.

This one is sure to be a tense and highly charged game, for those travelling the kick-off is 2.30pm.  The early kick-off is due to repairs being carried out on Emley's floodlights.

The ground address is:

The Welfare Ground
Off Upper lane

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Quarter Final League Cup AFC Mansfield U21 Vs Ilkeston U21

This game has now been scheduled for Wednesday 25th February and will now be played at The Forest Town Arena, kick-off 7.45pm.


Our League Cup game tonight at Sheffield FC has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.  

We will let you know when the game is re-arranged.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


AFC Mansfield won a bruising encounter with Yorkshire Amateurs 3-0 courtesy of goals from Glyn Cotton, Craig Mitchell and Tristan Whitman.

Chris Hitchins was given his marching orders for 2 yellow cards and a member of the dugout was also removed as well.

The result keeps The Bulls in 4th place.

Full Match Report now on the Match Report page.