AFC Mansfield vs Maltby Main: Match Preview

The Bulls will look to kick off the new year with three points, as Maltby Main make the journey to the Forest Town Arena.

Previous meeting

These two outfits are well acquainted with one another, having shared the same division since the 2016/17 NCEL campaign.

But last time out it was tomorrow's visitors who celebrated victory, and in heartbreaking fashion for the Bulls. Maltby took the lead in the 47th minute through Jamie Austin, before a late penalty from Luke Walker made the game seem as if the spoils were to be shared. But there would be one last twist, as Bradley Morton netted in the dying embers of the game, granting Maltby Main all three points at Muglet Lane.

Mansfield's last victory over Maltby Main came in the 2019/20 season, in League Cup action. The match actually finished 2-2 thanks to goals from Bulls players Walker and Brandon Webster, before Mansfield won the game on penalties.

Opposition insider

Name: Maltby Main Football Club

Manager: Louis Axcell

Founded: 1916

Nickname: The Miners

Stadium: Muglet Lane, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 7JQ (2000, 150 seated)