AFC Mansfield

Thursday, February 23, 2017


'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 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.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


The club has had a bit of movement around its squad in 2017.  Players leaving the club include Ryan Williams, which we have already covered.

Gary Bradshaw, who has followed Ryan to Barton Town Old Boys.  Gary played 32 times for the club and scored 14 goals.

Josh Madin also left the club to join Staveley MW, Josh made 9 appearances for the club this season.

Keeper Myles Wright has left after making just 4 appearances, not sure where Myles will end up but any club will be lucky to get him signed up.

Finally, Danny Patterson departed for Maltby Main.  Danny played 41 times for the club over 2 seasons.  Recently he wore the Captains armband and was Captain 15 times out of his 26 appearances this season.

We wish all our former players good luck in the future and thank them for their time at the club.

Coming in are James Cullingworth who has made 7 appearances, 4 starts and 3 off the bench.  He has scored 6 goals in those 7 appearances.

Returning to the club is Joe Cheeseman, Joe made 16 appearances before left and played at Rainworth MW.  Since his return he has made 8 appearances.

We have also signed George Milner and Ellis Wall from Clipstone.  Both players are young midfielders with pace and workrate.  George has played 3 times and Ellis twice.  We expect big things from both players.

On top of this we have signed a couple of old favourites.  Dale Sheppard returns to the club, Dale played 75 times in goal for The Bulls.  In that time he kept 43 clean sheets and picked up 4 trophies in 2 seasons.

Returning also is Dean Rick, the clubs all time top goalscorer.  Dean amassed a total of 159 goals in 4 seasons from 140 appearances.

We welcome both new and old players to the club and wish them every success in their time with us.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

AFC Mansfield are looking to appoint  a Commercial Manager

 AFC Mansfield are a progressive football club playing in the Northern Counties East Premier Division at step 5 level.

The post will be on a commission only basis with terms to be agreed with the successful applicant.

Hours will be flexible and the successful applicant will carry out their duties from home.

The main responsibilities will be to increase revenue streams of the club,which will include selling programme advertisements, perimeter boards,matchday sponsorships, player sponsorships and any other sponsorship opportunities.

The successful applicant will seek to maximise income generation from our current sponsors, as well securing new business partnerships for the club.

The successful applicant will report directly to the chairman and board on a monthly basis.

If you are interested in applying for the above position, please email Andy Saunders at with a letter of application and CV if possible.

Friday, January 20, 2017


On Saturday The Bulls make the trip to Barnsley to take on Athersley Recreation FC.  Earlier in the season we went down 1-0 at home and we will certainly be looking to even things up.

Athersley sit 6 points above us, although we do have 3 games in hand.  Should be a competitive game.

For those travelling the ground address is:

Sheerin Park
Ollerton Road
Athersley North
S71 3DP

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Tonight's U21 fixture away at Ilkeston FC has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

We will let you know the new date when it is announced.