AFC Mansfield

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Game day Away to Kettering Town

It’s FA Cup game day as the bulls travel to Kettering town to take on the poppies.

If your travelling then have a safe journey and let’s be the 12th man for Rudy Funks men in this massive game.

If your not traveling then it will be across our social media outlets from around 2pm.


Friday, September 21, 2018

FA CUP MATCH PREVIEW AWAY TO KETTERING TOWN

The Bulls visit Kettering Town tomorrow in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.  The Bulls have never played Kettering Town at any level.  This is the third straight year that the Bulls have reached this stage of the competition and will be looking to get to the 3rd Qualifying round as they have on the previous two occasions.

The bulls have play two previous teams at step 3 in the FA Cup and have won both of the games.  In fact the Bulls have not lost to a step 3 club in the FA Cup.  Hopefully the run continues tomorrow. 

Kettering Town ply their trade in step 3 a league above the Bulls  in the Evo Stik South Central Premier Division.  They currently sit top of the table but have suffered two defeats in their last two games.  They lost their 100% record in the league last Saturday at home  recording a 2 1 defeat and lost in their county cup game on Tuesday night by the same score line. 

They have a few ex Mansfield Town players in their ranks most notable is Aaron O'Conner and Lindon Meikle.  O'Conner a lively frontman is unlikely to feature as he is currently injured while Meikle has returned from suspension on Tuesday evening. 

The Bulls will be looking to build on the great result at Wisbech Town on Tuesday evening with the hope of further progression in another cup competition and more importantly the £9,000 which comes with a  win in this round.

History will most probably be made tomorrow afternoon as it will likely be the highest crowd the Bulls have ever played in front of.  Kettering are getting between 700 and 900 to games at home and the Bulls have only ever played in front of 613 last year in the FA Cup at home to Boston United. 

In terms of the squad, Rudy Funk will be expecting to have a full squad to choose from except the long term absentee of Jack Steers.  Otherwise it looks to be a clean bill of health and therefore expect a strong team and bench from the Bulls in this massive game.  We would expect changes to the team from Tuesday evening as Rudy made a number of changes for the game away at Wisbech.

Tomorrow's game will go to a replay if the scores are level after 90 minutes.  The replay will take place at the Forest Town Arena on Tuesday 25th September with a 7.45 kick off. 

For those travelling the address is

Latimer Park
Powell Lane
Burton Latimer
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 5PS

Lets get as many Bulls fans following the team tomorrow supporting the Bulls into the hat on Monday lunchtime.  You can be the 12th man!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

BULLS ADVANCE IN INTEGRO CUP

Wisbech Town 1 AFC Mansfield 3

The Bulls bounced back to winning ways last night with a 3 1 victory away at Wisbech Town. Two goals from Brad Wells and another, his first for the club, from Pat Lindley.

The Bulls  progress to the last 32 of Integro Sports League cup and await the next round draw.

Now on to Saturday and the FA cup away to Kettering Town.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Half time Wisbech Town 0 AFC Mansfield 1

A goal from Brad Wells separates the two sides in this league cup game.

Game day v Wisbech Town league cup

The Bulls make the trip to Wisbech Town in the first round of the league cup.  Looking to bounce back from Saturday defeat at Stocksbridge Park Steels with a victory. Manager Rudy Funk is likely to make changes and give fringe players a run out ahead of our massive FA Cup game at the weekend.

Kick off 7.45

penalties if required tonight no extra time is played.

Team news and updates via social media tonight.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Full time Stocksbridge Park Steels 2 AFC Mansfield 1

The bulls lose away to Stocksbridge Park Steels with the Bulls goal being an own goal early in the second half.

On to Tuesday night away to Wisbech.

Half time Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 AFC Mansfield 0

The bulls are losing at half time by a goal to nil. Gaffer Rudy Funk has also been sent to the stands.

Stockbridge Park Steels away match preview

The bulls travel to Sheffield to take on Stocksbridge Park Steels in the Northern Premier League East.     The bulls go in search of their 4th straight victory. Stocksbridge Park Steels are famous for bringing Jamie Vardy through non league ranks.

The bulls have never played Stocksbridge Park Steels at 1st team level but has played them at under 21 level in the past.

The Bulls go into this game with no new injury worries and will be hoping to have the return of Kieran Wells to the squad after missing the last two matches.

Stocksbridge recorded a 1 goal victory last time out at home to Carlton Town. They currently lie 12th in the league with7 points.  The bulls currently lie 5th with 10 points from their opening 5 games.

Full details of the address can be found in the previous post.