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STAGSNET`S STATISTICAL PREVIEW
31/January/2003 17:29:45

Stats Stags v Plymouth

In the past, league games against Plymouth haven't proved good for the mighty Stags as only five games out of twenty-seven (four at home, one away) have been won since the first FL outing between the two teams on October 18, 1958 in the old div 3, ending in a 1-4-defeat. The return fixture at Home Park on March 7, 1959, proved to be the one with most goals so far, unfortunately for the Stags a 3-8 defeat. The first Stags win was a 1-0 in their great FA cup year way back in 1969 and the last before this season's opening game was a 2-0 on August 15, 1998. Only once have the Stags won at Plymouth, but that was a clear-cut one to the tune of 4-1 on September 9, 1978, Stags scorers: Syrett, Martin, Saxby (M), Miller; Plymouth scorer Binney. And the return fixture on March 12, 1979, proved to be a disaster for the Pilgrims, who crashed 5-0, featured in the Vintage Stags section as well as the fixture in which the Stags broke their home goal famine in the 1971-72 season, unfortunately a 2-3 defeat on December 18, 1971.
Last season with Plymouth as champions helping the Mighty Stags into third position by beating Cheltenham 2-0 and the Mighty Stags doing exactly the same against Carlisle, Plymouth won both league games, 3-0 at the Mill on October 20, 2001, thanks to two late strikes and at Plymouth, a Friio strike five minutes before the final whistle, ensured maximum points on February 9, 2002. On the opening day of this season, the Stags ran out 4-3 winners, but the victory was clearer than that as Plymouth's last two goals came in the final minutes. The clubs have also met once in the FA cup, and that was a 3rd round tie on January 6, 1978, when Miller scored the only goal of the game.

Played for both sides: George Foster (Stags manager 1989-1993 who started his career for the Pilgrims), Terry Austin (in the seventies), Adam Barrett (came to the Stags from Plymouth during the 2000-2001 season).


Home stats: P 14, W 4, D 5, L 5. GF 20, GA 23.
Away stats: P 13, W 1, D 2, L 10. GF 11, GA 26.

Season Home Date Away Date

1958-59 1-4 1958-10-18 3-8 1959-03-07 Div 3 (old)
1968-69 1-0 1969-04-28 0-1 1968-11-06 Div 3 (old)
1969-70 1-2 1969-10-04 0-1 1970-01-31 Div 3 (old)
1970-71 1-5 1970-09-04 0-0 1971-03-27 Div 3 (old)
1971-72 2-3 1971-12-18 1-3 1971-09-04 Div 3 (old)
1978-79 5-0 1979-03-12 4-1 1978-09-09 Div 3 (old)
1979-80 0-0 1979-12-21 0-0 1980-04-01 Div 3 (old)
1992-93 0-0 1992-08-15 2-3 1993-02-06 Div 2
1995-96 1-1 1995-10-14 0-1 1996-04-02 Div 3
1998-99 2-0 1998-08-15 0-3 1999-01-16 Div 3
1999-2000 2-2 2000-05-06 1-2 1999-10-09 Div 3
2000-01 0-0 2001-01-06 0-2 2000-08-26 Div 3
2001-02 0-3 2001-10-20 0-1 2002-02-09 Div 3
2002-03 4-3 2002-08-10 (at Field Mill)

1977-78 1-0 1978-01-07 (FA Cup 3rd round)

Svante Bernhard


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