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FIXTURES OUT / STAGS START AT SCUNTHORPE
1st July 2013 17:35


Stags begin season at Scunthorpe
mansfieldtown.net
09:00 19th June 2013

Mansfield Town have been handed a trip to Scunthorpe United on the opening day of the 2013/14 campaign.

Read the full fixtures at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/stags-begin-season-at-scunthorpe-872034.aspx#VwqkHoRtCjTlrJhf.99

The Iron, who were relegated from League One last term, are set to be our hosts on Saturday 03 August, as we return to the Football League following a five-year absence.

A week later on Saturday 10 August, Exeter City will be our first visitors to One Call Stadium.

Supporters will have to wait until Saturday 28 September for our clash with Chesterfield, which takes place at the Proact Stadium.

Our home match against the Spireites takes place at One Call Stadium on Saturday 22 March.

The Stags will play four matches in the space of 12 days during the Christmas and New Year programme, which begins with a home clash against Accrington Stanley on Saturday 21 December.

We visit Rochdale on Boxing Day (26 December), before heading to Whaddon Road for a clash with Cheltenham Town three days later (29 December).

Gary Rowett’s Burton Albion, who reached the League Two Play-Offs last term, visit One Call Stadium on New Years Day (01 January).

Our season concludes on Saturday 03 May with a trip to Bristol Rovers.

Our complete League Two fixture list for the 2013/14 campaign is as follows:

Sat 03 Aug - Scunthorpe United (a)
Sat 10 Aug - Exeter City (h)
Sat 17 Aug - Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sat 24 Aug - Portsmouth (h)
Sat 31 Aug - Dagenham & Redbridge (h)

Sat 07 Sep - Newport County (a)
Sat 14 Sep - York City (a)
Sat 21 Sep - Northampton Town (h)
Sat 28 Sep - Chesterfield (a)

Sat 05 Oct - Hartlepool United (h)
Sat 12 Oct - Bristol Rovers (h)
Sat 19 Oct - Torquay United (a)
Tue 22 Oct - Bury (a)
Sat 26 Oct - Plymouth Argyle (h)

Sat 02 Nov - Southend United (a)
Sat 16 Nov - Oxford United (h)
Sat 23 Nov - Fleetwood Town (a)
Tue 26 Nov - Burton Albion (a)
Sat 30 Nov - Morecambe (h)

Sat 14 Dec - AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sat 21 Dec - Accrington Stanley (h)
Thu 26 Dec - Rochdale (a)
Sun 29 Dec - Cheltenham Town (a)

Wed 01 Jan - Burton Albion (h)
Sat 04 Jan - Exeter City (a)
Sat 11 Jan - Scunthorpe United (h)
Sat 18 Jan - Portsmouth (a)
Sat 25 Jan - Wycombe Wanderers (h)
Tue 28 Jan - Bury (h)

Sat 01 Feb - Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sat 08 Feb - Southend United (h)
Sat 15 Feb - Oxford United (a)
Sat 22 Feb - Fleetwood Town (h)

Sat 01 Mar - Dagenham & Redbridge (a)
Sat 08 Mar - Newport County (h)
Tue 11 Mar - York City (h)
Sat 15 Mar - Northampton Town (a)
Sat 22 Mar - Chesterfield (h)
Tue 25 Mar - Hartlepool United (a)
Sat 29 Mar - AFC Wimbledon (h)

Sat 05 Apr - Morecambe (a)
Sat 12 Apr - Rochdale (h)
Sat 19 Apr - Accrington Stanley (a)
Mon 21 Apr - Cheltenham Town (h)
Sat 26 Apr - Torquay United (h)

Sat 03 May - Bristol Rovers (a)

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Dyer & Briscoe expecting tough start
mansfieldtown.net 19th June 2013

Striker Ross Dyer believes we have been handed a ‘tough’ start to life back in the Football League, following the release of the League Two fixture list at 9.00am today.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/dyer-briscoe-expecting-tough-start-872565.aspx#GSSEMLLE4KPzi7Uj.99

Our team travel to Scunthorpe United on the opening day of the new campaign, before Exeter City visit One Call Stadium on Saturday 10 August for our first League Two encounter on home soil.

A visit to Wycombe Wanderers soon follows, but the highlight of August will undoubtedly be when we host mighty Portsmouth, who were FA Cup winners in 2008.

“It’s going to be a tough start,” stated Dyer.

“Scunthorpe are a good team and it won’t be easy going there on the opening day.

“It’s also nice to play a big team like Portsmouth so early in the season, and I think we’re going to learn a lot about the division in the first few games.”

Two matches that many fans will have already pencilled in their diaries are those against Chesterfield; the first of which takes place at the Proact Stadium on Saturday 28 September.

Our home meeting with the Spireites is on Saturday 22 March.

Dyer added: “During my career I don’t think I’ve ever played in any feisty local derbies. I’ve heard a lot about this rivalry, so to play in it will be a very special experience.”

The 25-year-old missed most of last season’s Conference Premier title-winning campaign due to injury, but scored nine goals from 47 appearances during the 2011/12 season.

Winger Louis Briscoe, meanwhile, echoed Dyer’s sentiments and highlighted our fixtures against Burton Albion as two matches that he is particularly looking forward to.

Briscoe said: “I'm from Burton and as a kid I used to sell programmes, work on the turnstiles and generally help out there, so it’ll be a nice experience going back.

“There’s going to be no easy games in League Two, but these are exciting times for us.”

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