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12th April 2006 23:12

Free Tickets
Story by Editor 12 April 2006

The Stags have given out 2,600 free tickets for this coming weekend's clash with Leyton Orient....

In a "Fill the Mill" Campaign, the Stags Football in the Community have handed out 2,600 free tickets for Saturday's game with Leyton Orient.

The 'freebies' have gone to years three and four children at local schools.

Stags strikers Richie Barker and Chris Beardsley along with Sammy the Stags helped hand out the tickets on a school tour earlier this week.
Lucky Kids To See O's For Free

Mansfield Town have given away 2,300 tickets for the clash with Orient this coming Saturday. The Field Mill club have given these tickets to children in local primary schools in years 3 & 4. Wrexham recently employed a similar scheme for the visit of Orient, a game that the O's won 2-1 though many of the school children went home thinking that the game had ended 2-2 and failing to understand the significance of a disallowed goal!

Meanwhile, Stags boss Peter Shirtliff is looking for his side to continue their splendid home form which has seen the Stags win 5 of their last 6 at Field Mill with the other result being a draw. The Stags recently defeated Northampton 1-0 and Shirtliff is hoping his side can put a similar dent in Orient's promotion hopes. 'We have been doing really well at home recently and we just need to keep that record going', said the Stags boss whose side are still in with an outside chance of the play-offs. 'The play-offs were always a tall order but we will keep on going until the end and see what happens', commented Shirtliff.

Mansfield's Giles Coke is the subject of much admiration at the moment with a whole host of clubs interested in signing the young midfielder. Wolves, Reading and Coventry are all believed to be courting the former Kingstonian midfielder who has given some terrific peformances this season. Those that were at the game at Brisbane Road earlier in the season will remember Coke scoring for Town and that was after the passage of play in the first half where Coke ran the whole length of the field only to shoot narrowly past the post. He will need careful attention on Saturday if Orient are to triumph.


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