Emley AFC vs AFC Mansfield: Match Preview

AFC Mansfield will look to get back to winning ways this coming Saturday, as the Bulls make the journey into West Yorkshire.


Previous meeting

The reverse fixture between these two sides took place just six games into the season at the Forest Town Arena, and there was nothing to seperate the two sides as the spoils were shared.


Phil Buxton's men originally took the lead through a Jermaine Jatau strike, before the Yorkshire side struck back, through Callum Charlton.


Opposition insider

Name: Emley AFC


Manager: Richard Tracey


Founded: 2005


Nickname: The Pewits


Stadium: Fantastic Media Welfare Ground, Huddersfield, Emley, HD8 9RE (2000, 330 seated)


Ticketing and admission

Adults: £6


Concessions: £3


Under-13's free with a paying adult


Programme: £1.50


Form guide

The Bulls will look to bounce back from a disappointing result to kick-off the New Year last Monday, as Phil Buxton's men suffered a frustrating 2-0 defeat at the hands of Maltby Main.


Buxton's side will look to rekindle the form they had prior to the New Year, which included a late victory over Athersley Recreation, and draws against high-fliers Sherwood Colliery and Penistone Church before the game was abandoned on 81 minutes.


Emley have found themselves in a rough patch as of late, following a heavy 7-0 victory over Handsworth Miners at the end of November, it's only gone downhill for the Pewits.


Tracey's men are now winless in their last five, including defeats to Staveley Miners Welfare, Eccleshill United and Penistone.


Bucko's thoughts

Phil Buxton: "Not much I can take from today (Maltby Main match) to be honest with you, we're going to have to try and find some positives but it's a fresh start again, we go again and it's another ninety minutes.


"It's someone that's down there and is below us in the league so it's one of them where we try to pick three points up and we expect it.


"But as I say every interview, we try to pick three points up every week and unfortunately that's not happened today but hopefully we can do that next week."