FRIENDLY VS CARLTON ADDED ON 13 AUG
Carlton friendly added to schedule
mansfieldtown.net 2nd July 2013
We are pleased to announce that we are to visit Carlton Town for a friendly fixture.
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The Millers, who are managed by Les McJannet, finished 12th in the Evo-Stik Division One (South) in the 2012/13 campaign, winning 16 out of their 42 league encounters.
Stags’ youngsters Jack Thomas, Liam Marsden, Jordan Vilums and Jordan Fell also gained vital senior experience during loan spells at Stoke Lane last term.
The match will take place on Tuesday 13th August (kick-off 7.30pm) at Carlton’s Stoke Lane Ground
Stags keep fixture promise
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Carlton Town are looking forward to making history when they take on Conference Premier Champions Mansfield in pre-season for the first time.
The First Division South's Millers announced on Tuesday that they are hosting Mansfield on Tuesday 13 August after Stags manager Paul Cox kept a promise to visit Stoke Lane with his title-winners this summer as a part of a thank you for organising a match between the clubs on an all-weather pitch during the snows of the last campaign.
The Millers say the fixture was only confirmed on Tuesday due to the success of the Football League-bound Stags, pictured. They start their League Two campaign two weeks earlier than the Evo-Stik NPL and had to fit in a number of other commitments following their promotion before a date could be agreed.
Millers Chairman Mick Garton, who knows Cox from his time running a college academy side at Stoke Lane a few years back, is 'delighted' by the news and looking forward to a fixture which will offer manager Les McJannett and assistant manager Mark Clarke a final chance to assess their playing squad before the new season kicks off on Saturday 17 August.
Garton said: "We managed to get Nottingham Forest to visit us in October 2001 when we turned on the floodlights and we will be equally honoured to have Mansfield Town as our visitors in 2013. It would be nice one day in the future if we could get Notts County down here and make it a hat trick.
"Traditionally, there are quite a few clubs that manage to get one or two of the big clubs to play them, but we have overtaken one or two of those clubs in recent years and certainly put the club on the map. The fact that we have stability [only two managers in 17 years] and have now won the Senior Cup for the first time in our 109 year history is all helping to increase the club's profile and we are honoured that Mansfield Town are visiting Stoke Lane. It is another first in our history and hopefully we will have a decent turn out on the night."
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