Tuesday, 9 January 2018


The Bulls won the game in the 2nd half for the 2nd week running with Cameron Dear providing the all important winning goal again. 

Dear came on for Nick Guest in the 1st half after the striker had suffered a dislocated knee.  Thankfully it popped back in straight away and Nick will not have such a long layoff as previously thought.

Despite having the lions share of play The Bulls found it hard to break a resolute Barton defence down.  Things got worse when Ben Flowerdew found the back of the net from a Callum Terrell layoff on 26 minutes.  Guest then had to be replaced and the home side went in at half-time 1-0 down.

Statistics will prove that AFC Mansfield score a lot of their goals in the 2nd half as their opponents begin to flag.  That proved the case in this game, with the pressure mounting Fraser Papperill headed an own goal past Sam Riches off a Connor Smythe free-kick to bring the teams level on 67 minutes.

Three minutes later and Dear had put the home side in front, driving the ball past Riches after a superb through ball from Phil Buxton.

The Bulls created several chances after this and the scoreline could have looked a lot more comfortable.  But in the final minutes Barton could have nicked a point when a cross from the left found a Barton head but went wide of the target.


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Thursday, 16 November 2017


The last meeting of these two local rivals saw The Bulls come out 4-1 winners at The Forest Town Arena.  The match programme and match report are below.

Both teams are enjoying good season so far, AFC sit 4th in the league and Rainworth MW sit 7th.

You have to go back to September for the last time The Wrens lost, a 3-2 defeat at Pickering Town.  They have now gone 6 games undefeated.

The Bulls are on a 4 game unbeaten run in the league and have only lost once in the league all season.

The Bulls welcome back the leagues joint top goal-scorer, Ollie Fearon, after suspension has kept him out of their last 4 games.

Another ex Wren, Phil Buxton, will make his 211 appearance for AFC Mansfield if selected.

It will be a return to The Forest Town Arena for Brad Wilson who captained the successful U21 side at AFC Mansfield and made 92 appearances for the 1st team.

With everything in the mix it is sure to be a very entertaining and competitive game.


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