AFC Mansfield vs Thackley: Match Preview

The Bulls will look to continue their league form this afternoon, as Phil Buxton's side welcome Thackley to the Forest Town Arena.


Previous meeting

Mansfield made the trip to Dennyfield earlier on in the season as the Bulls reverse fixture, but it was a frustrating match for the Bulls.


Thackley took the lead on the half an hour mark, as Ben Grech-Brooksbank netted before captain Tom Cropper equalised for the Bulls just after an hour.


84 minutes in the match was sealed, as Will Jackson nicked the three points.


Opposition insider

Name: Thackley AFC


Manager: Pat McGuire


Founded: 1930


Nickname: The Dennyboys


Stadium: Dennyfield, Thackley, Bradford, BD10 0TL


Ticketing and admission

Adults: £7


Concessions: £5


Under-18's: Free


Form guide

Whilst a heavily rotated Bulls side fell to a penalty shootout defeat to Barton Town during the week in the NCEL League Cup, Mansfield will be focusing on carrying over from last Saturday's stellar 4-1 victory over Handsworth.


It was a first victory of the new year for Buxton's side, after a 1-1 draw with Emley and a disappointing defeat to Maltby Main.


Thackley were more fortunate in the NCEL cup, defeating Maltby Main, but haven't had an ideal start to the new year.


Conceding seven in their last two and suffering defeats to Penistone Church and Staveley Miners Welfare, the Dennyboys will be looking to push towards the top half of the table with good form.