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Mansfield v Sutton preview and travel information

14 April 2022

Sutton begin a big weekend of Easter action on Good Friday with a first ever visit to Mansfield's One Call Stadium. U's will be wearing green for the game.

The two Easter games are the only two of Sutton's remaining fixtures to be against sides also involved in the promotion race, with Newport the visitors to the VBS on Monday, and will go a long way to determining whether U's might be involved in the end of season play-offs, and tomorrow's game will see an attempt to end Mansfield's remarkable run of home form which has seen them win their last eleven Sky Bet League Two games at the One Call Stadium.

That run began in November, just before Mansfield made the visit to Sutton and were comfortably beaten 2-0 thanks to goals from Louis John and Omar Bugiel, the latter a November EFL League Two Goal of the Month contender. It was a result that looked better as the weeks went by as The Stags won their next eight league games to move in to the higher reaches of the table, and last week's 4-0 win at Scunthorpe lifted them to fourth place, handily placed with four of their last six games at home and a far cry from the middle of October when they were only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

Striker Rhys Oates, who has a good record against Sutton, missed the game in November and has again been absent recently while George Lapslie is suspended.

Sutton bounced back from the Wembley disappointment with a battling win against Leyton Orient last Saturday, and are five points and seven places behind Mansfield. A behind closed doors friendly against Havant on Monday gave U's the chance to give game time to those not involved recently, Adam Lovatt scoring the only goal of the game, and with Ben Goodliffe and Will Randall having trained this week after missing the Orient game through injury, U's could have a full squad to choose from, with Ali Smith, who returned last week as a substitute, returning to his former club.

Cambridgeshire referee Neil Hair has taken charge of a number of Sutton games in recent years, from National League South level upwards, and earlier this season refereed the Papa Johns Trophy game against AFC Wimbledon.

Despite the game being all-ticket for Mansfield supporters, tickets are on sale at the ground for Sutton supporters. Our accommodation is in the North Stand, with prices Adults £25, Seniors (65+) £22, Young Adult (18-21) £19, Junior (7-17) £16, Under 7 free. Tickets are on sale at the North Stand ticket office, cash only.

For anyone not going to the game it will be live streamed through our iFollow service. Match passes cost £10 and can be bought here.

Travel details are as follows: The Supporters' coach leaves at 8.30am.

Travelling by car:   Leave the M1 at junction 28, then take the A38 towards Mansfield. After around six miles turn right into Belvedere Street (at crossroads), then after a quarter of a mile, turn right into Quarry Lane for One Call Stadium. Matchday car parking is not available, but there are nearby pay and display car parks at  Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane, all with easy access to the ground.

By rail: Leave St Pancras hourly at 35 minutes past the hour, changing at Nottingham in all cases. Total journey time is just under two and a half hours. You can see the ground from the station,  Leave the station via the footbridge, adjacent to Platform 2. Walk past Burger King, through the retail park, and you will arrive at the North Stand (away end). It should take no longer than five minutes on foot. Return at 17.11, 17.41, 18.11, 18.44 or 19.13, again changing at Nottingham in all cases.


 


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