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MATCH PREVIEW: MANSFIELD TOWN

25 February 2016

All the details you need, ahead of Saturday's visit of Mansfield Town to Rodney Parade.

Looking at the visitors

Mansfield Town find themselves in a strong position in Sky Bet League 2 as they are currently sixth in the table, two points inside the playoff places. However having played more games than anyone else in the division to date, they could easily slip down to mid-table once the games in hand have been played. Keen to avoid this happening the Stags will be particularly looking at their next two games against the Exiles and Yeovil, as places to pick up all three points. Boss Adam Murray will be hoping that Matt Green is on form with the striker having netted 11 goals so far this season. Mansfield will be hoping to continue their good run of form having taken 13 points from the last 18. 


Form Guide

Newport County – LDL LWDLW WD     12 points

Mansfield Town – LWL LW W WDLW     16 points


Upcoming Milestones

Scott Barrow – 2 appearances for 175 professional appearances

Medy Elito – 1 goal for 25 professional goals

Conor Wilkinson – 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances

Dean Morgan – 4 goals for 75 professional goals

Scott Boden – 1 appearance for 250 professional appearances

Tom Meechan – 1 goal for 75 professional goals

Joe Day – 2 appearances for 125 professional appearances


He Played for Both

Adam Chapman – The midfielder made 89 appearances for the Exiles in two spells between 2012 and 2015, scoring six goals in the process. After an initial loan spell at Mansfield in which he socred 4 goals in 11 appearances, he has made 32 appearances for the Stags so far this season, scoring the opener against Cambridge United in December. 


Mansfield’s record against County

Played 12 Won 6 Drawn 2 Lost 4 Goals For 25 Goals Against 15

Saturday 10th October 2015: Mansfield Town 3 – 0 Newport County

Tuesday 3rd March 2015: Newport County 0 – 1 Mansfield Town 

Tuesday 19thAugust 2014: Mansfield Town 1 – 0 Newport County

Saturday 8th March 2014: Mansfield Town 2 – 1 Newport County (Howe 50’)

Saturday 7th September 2013: Newport County 1 – 1 Mansfield Town (Zebroski 30’)

Tuesday 12th February 2013: Newport County 2 – 0 Mansfield Town (Sandell (p)66’, 78’)

Saturday 11th August 2012: Mansfield Town 3 – 4 Newport County (Yakubu 10’, James 13’, O’Connor 56’ Louis 66’)

Saturday 18th Feb 2012: Newport County 1 – 0 Mansfield Town (Foley 33’)

Saturday 10th September 2011: Mansfield Town 5 – 0 Newport County

Saturday 12th February 2011: Mansfield Town 3 – 3 Newport County (Matthews 1’, Griffin 2’, Rose 28’)

Saturday 15th Jan 2011: Mansfield Town 4 – 2 Newport County (Morgan 60’, Matthews 80’)

Saturday 18th September 2010: Newport County 1 – 0 Mansfield Town (Rose 60’)


Last meeting

Three second half goals for the home side gave Mansfield a 3-0 victory at Field Mill in early October with Craig Westcarr opening the scoring five minutes after the break and Adi Yussuf wrapped it up in added time when he tucked away the third. The defeat left Newport at the bottom of the table whilst Mansfield were in 4th, only a single point from the top.


Last time out

A late header from Scott Boden gave Newport a valuable away point in their continual battle to keep distance between themselves and the bottom two. After Exeter had taken the lead five minutes into the second half, Scott Boden’s effort five minutes from time means that the gap between Newport and the bottom two is six points, although the Exiles do have a game in hand on the two sides in the drop zone, meaning that gap could increase to nine. 


The Man in charge

Gavin Ward from Surrey is the man in the middle for this weekend’s game with his assistants Adam Bromley and Ravel Cheosiaua. The fourth official is John Farries. Ward sent off Ismail Yakubu in Newport’s 2-0 defeat away at Exeter City last season in the only game of the Exiles that he has taken charge of since being on the list in 2006.


Tickets 

The ticket office is open until 7pm on Friday 26th February and will be open from 10am up until kick-off on the day of the game. 


The deadline for print at home tickets is 12pm on the day of the game.


Visit www.newportcountytickets.co.uk to purchase tickets online.


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Information 

Building work has started along the entire length of Rodney road. The work is scheduled to take eight weeks to complete. During this time there will be three traffic light controlled areas which will cause further traffic delays for supporters and local residents, so we urge fans to park in the city centre and use the footbridge to get to Rodney Parade to avoid these delays. 


 

Around the league (all times 3pm)

Accrington Stanley v Barnet

A.F.C Wimbledon v Oxford United

Dagenham and Redbridge v Yeovil Town 

Hartlepool United v Northampton Town 

Leyton Orient v Crawley Town 

Morecambe v Carlisle United

Plymouth Argyle v Notts County

Portsmouth v Cambridge United

Stevenage v Exeter City 

Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol Rovers 

York City v Luton Town 


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