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Barton Town vs AFC Mansfield: Match Preview

Phil Buxton's AFC Mansfield side will look to build on Saturday's emphatic result with back-to-back away victories tonight, as the Bulls make the journey to Barton Town.

Previous meeting

These two sides last locked horns in league action, with Mansfield having already visited the Easy Buy Stadium once this season.

It was a frustrating outing last time for Buxton's side, who fell to a 2-0 defeat thanks to goals from Thomas Davie and Thomas Waudby in front of a crowd of 133.

The official league reverse fixture for this match takes place on the 12th of February.

Opposition insider

Name: Barton Town Football Club

Manager: Nathan Jarman

Founded: 1995

Nickname: The Swans

Stadium: The Easy Buy Stadium, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5RL

Ticketing and admission

Adults: £6

Concessions: £4

Under-18s: £3

Under-5s: Free

Programmes: £1.50

Form guide

The Bulls had a tricky start to the new year following a defeat to Maltby Main and a late equaliser at Emley denying Mansfield a first three points of the season, but things are starting to look up.

With the addition of forward Klarke Greenham, the Bulls thrashed a high-flying Handsworth side 4-1 thanks to a brace from the debutant and individual goals from Luke Walker and Alfie Dodsworth.

Barton are in promising form as of right now, being unbeaten in their last four, including strong victories over Staveley Miners Welfare and Goole on the road.

In fact, the Swans are flying high right now and are looking to advance to the fourth round of the NCEL League Cup with just one defeat since mid-September, which came in the FA Vase.

In the previous round of the NCEL League Cup, the Bulls defeated Goole in a penalty shootout to advance, whilst Barton overcame Silsden.

Bucko's thoughts

Phil Buxton: "Lots, lots of positives. A 4-1 win is very, very good and I've just said to the lads there's absolutely no reason why we can't go and do that again.

"We've got quality in the squad, and performances like that will give us confidence and move us forward."


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