2017–18 Mansfield Town F.C. season

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Mansfield Town
2017–18 season
OwnerJohn Radford
Chief ExecutiveCarolyn Radford
ManagerSteve Evans
(until 27 February 2018)
David Flitcroft
(from 1 March 2018)
StadiumField Mill
League Two8th
FA CupThird Round
EFL CupFirst round

The 2017–18 season was Mansfield Town's 121st season in their history and their fifth consecutive season in League Two.[1]

Results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

As of 26 June 2017, Mansfield Town have announced eight pre-season friendlies.[2][3][4][5] On 1 November 2017, it was announced Mansfield Town would face Clipstone.[6]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Report
1 6 July 2017 Malta Select XI A 5–0 Rose 14', Digby 23', Atkinson 55', Angol (2) 62' (pen.), 76' Report
2 15 July 2017 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–3 Taft 32', Bennett 81' Report
3 18 July 2017 Stocksbridge Park Steels A 4–0 Rose (2), Hamilton (2) Report
4 19 July 2017 Middlesbrough H 2–2 Howson (o.g.), Angol Report
5 22 July 2017 Nottingham Forest H 0–4 Report
6 25 July 2017 Gainsborough Trinity A 4–0 Sterling James (2) 8', 61', Hamilton 38', Potter 75' Report
7 25 July 2017 Matlock Town A 4–0 Angol (2), Atkinson, Mellis Report
8 29 July 2017 Alfreton Town A 2–0 Rose 80', Mellis 87' Report

League Two[edit]

The League Two fixtures were released on 21 June 2017.[7]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 5 August 2017 Crewe Alexandra A 2–2 4,933 Rose 55', Mirfin 66' Report
2 12 August 2017 Forest Green Rovers H 2–0 3,826 Rose 51', Anderson 57' Report
3 19 August 2017 Accrington Stanley A 1–2 1,645 Angol 25' Report
4 26 August 2017 Luton Town H 2–2 4,665 Bennett 23', Angol 71' Report
5 2 September 2017 Carlisle United A 1–1 4,677 Butcher 58' Report
6 9 September 2017 Grimsby Town H 4–1 4,625 Angol (2) 34' (pen.), 80' (pen.), Pearce 54', Osborne 64' (o.g.) Report
7 12 September 2017 Wycombe Wanderers H 0–0 2,938 Report
8 16 September 2017 Lincoln City A 1–0 9,563 Rose 61' Report
9 23 September 2017 Cambridge United H 2–1 3,814 Mellis 65' (pen.), Rose 87' Report
10 26 September 2017 Cheltenham Town A 0–3 2,480 Report
11 30 September 2017 Notts County H 3–1 7,072 Rose (2) 47', 59', Duffy 63' (o.g.) Report
12 7 October 2017 Colchester United A 0–2 3,262 Report
13 14 October 2017 Swindon Town H 1–3 4,081 Rose 90+1' Report
14 17 October 2017 Barnet A 1–1 1,262 Butcher 45+2' Report
15 21 October 2017 Newport County A 1–1 3,146 Rose 22' Report
16 28 October 2017 Exeter City H 1–1 3,608 Hemmings 18' Report
17 11 November 2017 Coventry City A 1–0 8,410 MacDonald 84' Report
18 18 November 2017 Stevenage H 1–0 3,353 Hemmings 24' Report
19 21 November 2017 Port Vale A 4–0 3,878 Diamond (2) 43', 52', Rose 54', Hemmings 63' Report
20 25 November 2017 Chesterfield H 2–2 7,525 White 26', Diamond 88' Report
21 9 December 2017 Crawley Town A 0–2 1,791 Report
22 16 December 2017 Yeovil Town H 0–0 3,032 Report
23 23 December 2017 Morecambe H 2–1 3,058 Hemmings 8', Rose 88' Report
24 26 December 2017 Grimsby Town A 1–1 5,704 Angol 80' Report
25 30 December 2017 Wycombe Wanderers A 2–1 4,227 Potter 52', Angol 81' Report
26 1 January 2018 Carlisle United H 3–1 3,632 Hemmings 9', 75', Bennett 31' Report
27 13 January 2018 Cambridge United A 0–0 4,324 Report
28 20 January 2018 Cheltenham Town H 3–2 3,483 Hamilton (2) 35', 90+4', Hemmings 80' Report
29 27 January 2018 Morecambe A 2–1 1,416 Rose 70', Benning 90+4' Report
30 3 February 2018 Barnet H 3–1 3,795 MacDonald 42', Atkinson 55', Rose 70' Report
31 10 February 2018 Swindon Town A 0–1 6,031 Report
32 13 February 2018 Newport County H 5–0 2,866 Rose 6', Potter 9', 28', 61', MacDonald 34' Report
33 17 February 2018 Exeter City A 1–0 3,680 Rose 38' Report
34 24 February 2018 Coventry City H 1–1 6,105 Hemmings 16' Report
35 6 March 2018 Lincoln City H 1–1 6,091 Byrom 49' Report
36 10 March 2018 Colchester United H 1–1 4,050 Hemmings 22' Report
37 17 March 2018 Notts County A 1–1 12,563 Hemmings 90+9' (pen) Report
38 24 March 2018 Forest Green Rovers A 0–2 2,287 Report
39 31 March 2018 Accrington Stanley H 0–1 5,503 Report
40 2 April 2018 Luton Town A 1–2 9,592 Hemmings 34' Report
41 7 April 2018 Crewe Alexandra H 3–4 3,480 Angol 15', Hemmings 50', Miller 76' Report
42 10 April 2018 Stevenage A 1–1 2,294 Atkinson 51' Report
43 14 April 2018 Chesterfield A 1–0 7,967 Benning 67' Report
44 21 April 2018 Port Vale H 1–1 4,210 Howkins 73' (o.g.) Report
45 28 April 2018 Yeovil Town A 3–2 3,500 Angol (2) 48', 76', Hemmings 69' (pen) Report
46 5 May 2018 Crawley Town H 1–1 4,734 Hemmings 64' Report

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
6 Coventry City (O, P) 46 22 9 15 64 47 +17 75 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
7 Lincoln City 46 20 15 11 64 48 +16 75
8 Mansfield Town 46 18 18 10 67 52 +15 72
9 Swindon Town 46 20 8 18 67 65 +2 68
10 Carlisle United 46 17 16 13 62 54 +8 67
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to EFL League One.

FA Cup[edit]

On 16 October 2017, Mansfield Town were drawn away to Shaw Lane in the first round.[8] A second round home tie against Accrington Stanley or Guiseley was confirmed.[9] Guiseley won that match 4–3 on penalties following a 1–1 scoreline (a.e.t.) to face Mansfield.[10]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R1 4 November 2017 Shaw Lane A 3–1 1,700 Pearce 34', Rose (2) 73', 78' Report
R2 2 December 2017 Guiseley H 3–0 4,081 Spencer 31', 52', 65'(pen.) Report
R3 6 January 2018 Cardiff City A 0–0 6,378 Report
R3 Replay 16 January 2018 Cardiff City H 1–4 5,746 Rose 35' Report

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, Mansfield Town were drawn at home to Rochdale in the first round.[11]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R1 8 August 2017 Rochdale H 0–1 1,457 Report

EFL Trophy[edit]

On 12 July 2017, Mansfield Town were drawn alongside Everton U23s, Lincoln City and Notts County in Northern Group G.[12] After finishing as runners-up, Mansfield were drawn away to Blackpool in the second round.[13]

Pos Lge Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Lincoln City 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6 Round 2
2 L2 Mansfield Town 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
3 L2 Notts County 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
4 ACA Everton U21s (E) 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 31 October 2017. Source: EFL.com
(E) Eliminated.
Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
Group Match 1 29 August 2017 Lincoln City H 1–3 2,495 Potter 8' Report
Group Match 2 24 October 2017 Notts County A 2–1 2,290 Angol 1', Hamilton 73' Report
Group Match 3 5 November 2017 Everton U21s H 1–0 964 Diamond 81' Report
Second round 6 December 2017 Blackpool A 1–1 (4–5 p) 587 Butcher 88' Report

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CF England Lee Angol Peterborough United Undisclosed [14]
1 July 2017 RM England Paul Anderson Northampton Town Free [15]
1 July 2017 CM England Will Atkinson Southend United Free [16]
1 July 2017 CB Scotland Zander Diamond Northampton Town Free [17]
1 July 2017 CB England Paul Digby Ipswich Town Free [18]
1 July 2017 LB England Johnny Hunt Chester Free [19]
1 July 2017 GK Republic of Ireland Conrad Logan Rochdale Free [20]
1 July 2017 CM England Jacob Mellis Bury Free [21]
1 July 2017 CB England David Mirfin Scunthorpe United Free [22]
1 July 2017 GK Austria Bobby Olejnik Exeter City Free [23]
1 July 2017 CF England Jimmy Spencer Plymouth Argyle Free [24]
1 July 2017 RM Saint Kitts and Nevis Omari Sterling-James Solihull Moors Free [25]
1 July 2017 RB England Hayden White Peterborough United Undisclosed [26]
31 August 2017 DM England Calum Butcher Millwall Free [27]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CF Martinique Yoann Arquin Free agent Released [28]
1 July 2017 RM England James Baxendale Free agent Released [28]
1 July 2017 CB England Lee Collins Forest Green Rovers Released [28][a]
1 July 2017 CF England Matt Green Lincoln City Released [28][b]
1 July 2017 LM England Ashley Hemmings Boston United Released [28][c]
1 July 2017 CF Republic of Ireland Patrick Hoban Dundalk Released [28][d]
1 July 2017 RM England Kevan Hurst Guiseley Released [28][e]
1 July 2017 GK Denmark Brian Jensen Crusaders Released [28][f]
1 July 2017 CM England Jamie McGuire Coaching role Released [28][g]
1 July 2017 GK Scotland Scott Shearer Oxford United Released [28][h]
1 July 2017 CB England Corbin Shires Free agent Released [28]
  1. ^ Lee Collins joined Forest Green Rovers following his release from the club.[29]
  2. ^ Matt Green joined Lincoln City following his release.[30]
  3. ^ Ashley Hemmings joined Boston United following his release.[31]
  4. ^ Patrick Hoban joined Dundalk following his release.[32]
  5. ^ Kevan Hurst joined Guiseley following his release.[33]
  6. ^ Brian Jensen joined Crusaders following his release.[34]
  7. ^ Jamie McGuire accepted the offer to take a coaching role at the club following his release.[35]
  8. ^ Scott Shearer joined Oxford United following his release from the club.[36]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
22 August 2017 CF England Kane Hemmings Oxford United 30 June 2018 [37]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
14 September 2017 CM England Jack Thomas Boston United 24 October 2017 [38][a][b]
  1. ^ On 16 October, Jack Thomas extended his loan with Boston United for a further month.[39]
  2. ^ On 24 October, Mansfield Town exercised the option to recall Jack Thomas.[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Statto.
  2. ^ "Stags announce big-name pre-season friendly". Mansfield Town Official Site. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Stags to play Premier League hopefuls in friendly". Mansfield Town Official Site. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Stags announce Reds' friendly". Mansfield Town Official Site. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  5. ^ "First team friendly arranged in Malta". Mansfield Town Official Site. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Date confirmed for Clipstone friendly". Mansfield Town Official Site. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "League Two fixtures: Who are your club playing next season?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Stags handed away tie in FA Cup First Round". Mansfield Town Official Site. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Stags drawn at home in FA Cup". Mansfield Town Official Site. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Stags to face Guiseley in FA Cup". Mansfield Town Official Site. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Stags drawn at home in Carabao Cup first round". Mansfield Town Official Site. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Checkatrade Trophy group finalised". Mansfield Town Official Site. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Stags to play Blackpool away in Trophy". Mansfield Town Official Site. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Stags sign highly-rated Posh striker". Mansfield Town Official Site. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Stags add experienced Championship winger to squad". Mansfield Town Official Site. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Stags strengthen squad by signing versatile midfielder". Mansfield Town Official Site. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Stags land Diamond signing". Mansfield Town Official Site. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Stags snap up versatile former Ipswich man". Mansfield Town Official Site. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Versatile left-footer pens Stags deal". Mansfield Town Official Site. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Stags sign sought-after shot-stopper". Mansfield Town Official Site. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Stags sign gifted midfielder". Mansfield Town Official Site. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Stags sign multiple promotion-winner". Mansfield Town Official Site. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  23. ^ "Stags sign experienced shot-stopper". Mansfield Town Official Site. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  24. ^ "League Two promotion-winner pens Stags deal". Mansfield Town Official Site. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  25. ^ "Stags snap up talented frontman". Mansfield Town Official Site. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
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  27. ^ "Stags capture promotion winning midfielder". Mansfield Town Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Stags announce retained list". Mansfield Town Official Site. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  29. ^ "Lee Collins: Forest Green Rovers sign Mansfield Town defender on free transfer". BBC. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  30. ^ "Lincoln City: Matt Green, Ollie Palmer & Josh Ginnelly join League Two club". BBC. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  31. ^ "Former Mansfield Town winger Ashley Hemmings on why he joined Boston United". LincolnshireLive. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  32. ^ "Patrick Hoban makes the move back to Dundalk". LincolnshireLive. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  33. ^ "Kevan Hurst: Former Mansfield midfielder one of four to join Guiseley". BBC. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  34. ^ "Crusaders sign Danish goalkeeper Brian Jensen on one-year contract". BBC. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  35. ^ "Jamie McGuire accepts new role at Stag". Mansfield Town Official Site. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  36. ^ "Scott Shearer: Oxford United sign keeper after Mansfield Town departure". BBC. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  37. ^ "Stags snap up prolific goalscorer". Mansfield Town Official Site. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  38. ^ "Young midfielder makes Boston loan move". Mansfield Town Official Site. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  39. ^ "Midfielder extends Boston loan". Mansfield Town Official Site. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  40. ^ "Midfielder recalled from Boston". Mansfield Town Official Site. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.