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Knaresborough Town vs AFC Mansfield: Match Preview

AFC Mansfield will look to build on Saturday's excellent result by picking up three points on the road at Knaresborough Town.

Phil Buxton's side rolled over an inform Barton Town side thanks to a stellar team performance and four outstanding goals from new signing Ross Duggan.

Previous meeting

It was a frustrating result for the Bulls last time Buxton's side faced Knaresborough, despite a dominant first half performance.

A goal just 16 minutes in from George Scott gave the Bulls a great start, before Luke Walker doubled the lead on the brink of half-time.

Heading into the second half, Mansfield struggled to deal with an inspired Knaresborough side thanks to the heroics of Mark Simpson, who netted a hattrick to guide the Yorkshire side to three points.

Opposition insider

Name: Knaresborough Town Football Club

Manager: Rob Hunter

Founded: 1902

Nickname: The Boro

Stadium: Manse Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 8LF

Ticketing and admission

Adults: £6

Concessions: £4

Under-15's: Free

Programme: £1

Form guide

AFC Mansfield will be looking to begin a promising run into the end of the season to pull further away from the relegation zone, after an emphatic victory over Barton Town last Saturday.

It was a slightly difficult run before that with one win in seven, which was another dominant victory which saw Klarke Greenham's debut result in a 4-1 victory.

Knaresborough are in concerning form themselves with eight defeats in their previous nine, including nine goals conceded in their last two games.

A 5-1 and 4-0 defeat to Penistone Church and Emley sees the Boro desperate to pick up some form. Ross Duggan on the other hand will be looking to continue his excellent start back at Mansfield, after netting a brace against Knaresborough in pre-season for Yorkshire Amateur.


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