2010–11 Mansfield Town F.C. season

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Mansfield Town
2010–11 season
Chairman John Radford
Manager David Holdsworth (Aug-Nov 10)
Duncan Russell (Nov 10-May)
Conference Premier 12th (61 points) (Originally 13th)
FA Cup First Round (vs Torquay United)
FA Trophy Runners-Up (vs Darlington)
Top goalscorer League: Louis Briscoe (13 goals)
All: Louis Briscoe (18 goals)
Highest home attendance 3,266
(vs. Wrexham, 29 January 2011)
Lowest home attendance 1,253
(vs. Barrow, 12 April 2011)
Average home league attendance 2,123 (League)
2,180 (League and Cup)
Home colours
Away colours
Alternate colours

The 2010–2011 Season of Mansfield Town F.C. was its third in the Conference National, following their relegation after the 2007–08 season. The season saw a protracted financial dispute between the club and their former owner, Keith Haslam, who had sold the club in 2008 but retained ownership of the Field Mill stadium. On 2 December 2010, the team was locked out of Field Mill by Haslam over non-payment of rent.[1]

The highlight of a mediocre league season was a trip to the FA Trophy Final. This is the first finals appearance for the team in 24 years.[2] In the other competition entered, the FA Cup, the club was beaten in the First Round by Torquay United.

Pre-Season[edit]

Mansfield warmed up for the season with 8 pre-season friendlies, 3 at home and 5 away.

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
10 July 2010 Sheffield United H 1 – 0 Briscoe 50' 1979 (826)
19 July 2010 Frickley Athletic A 1 – 1 A. Smith 57' 244
26 July 2010 Nottingham Forest H 1 – 2 Williams 73' (pen.) 3247 (1172)
24 July 2010 Tranmere Rovers H 1 – 1 Nix 85' 812(63)
29 July 2010 Eastwood Town A 3 – 1 Parker 24' (pen.), Briscoe 55', Gregory 82' 665
31 July 2010 Buxton A 4 – 2 Connor 18', 64', Briscoe 22', Foster 70' 326
5 August 2010 Hucknall Town A 6 – 1 Sandwith 5', Connor 34', 41', Stonehouse 48', A. Smith 67', Medley 68' 505
15 August 2010 Alfreton Town A 3 – 1 A. Smith 26', Parker 46' (pen.)Connor 75' 844

Conference National[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
10 Bath City 46 16 15 15 64 68 −4 63
11 Grimsby Town 46 15 17 14 72 62 +10 62
12 Mansfield Town 46 17 10 19 73 75 −2 61
13 Kettering Town 46 15 13 18 64 75 −11 58
13 Rushden & Diamonds 46 16 14 16 65 62 +3 057 Club expelled

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Match statistics, unless otherwise noted, are sourced to Mansfield Town F.C.[3]

Win Draw Loss

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mansfield Town suffer further ground misery". BBC News. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Luton Town vs Mansfield Town". Mansfield Town F.C. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Mansfield Town 2010 Match Fixtures". Mansfield Town F.C. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  4. ^ "FC Halifax Town vs. Mansfield Town". FC Halifax Town. 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2010-12-13.