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STAGSNET`S STATISTICAL PREVIEW
18th December 2003 22:10


Big-spending Hull City are our next opponents in the promotion hunt and Saturday's visit will be the first-ever to the Tigers' new nest Kingston Communications Stadium.
While at Boothferry Park, the Stags managed only two wins in 22 outings there, the first being a 2-1 on April 13, 1957 when Dennis Uphill and Charlie Mitten scored for the mighty Stags, latter converting a penalty in front of 10550 at Hull. And the home game on December 1, 1956 was also won – this time 2-0 thanks to Jepson and Murray attended by 8809.
And when the Stags last won at Hull, the first away win in the old 2nd division on October 1, 1977, a 2-0 due to two goals from all-time Spireite league record scorer Ernie Moss, Mansfield did the double by winning at Field Mill by a Colin Foster strike. Managerial changes surrounded both 1977-78 ties. After the 2-0 at Boothferry Park, Hull sacked John Kaye, replaced by Bobby Collins. Latter was not in the Tigers' hot seat on February 25, 1978, as he was axed a fortnight before that game. And the Stags had had their managerial change as well as Peter Morris had left for Newcastle and been replaced by Billy Bingham.
And as early as in 1932-33 the clubs faced each other for the first time. Despite Hull winning the division 3 (N) championship two points ahead of Wrexham, they were unable to win at Field Mill as the Stags bit the Tigers 2-1 due to goals from Fisher and Johnson in front of 8436.
More memorable Stags v Tigers outings:
* On October 17, 1936, Hull crashed to a 5-2 defeat at the Mill with Harston severely inflicting the damage with four strikes and one from Anderson attended by 9776
* At Easter 1965, both sides were challenging for promotion and narrowly failed. On Easter Saturday 1965, an incredible 19500 (!!!) crowd at Field Mill saw two Middleton strikes dent Hull's promotion hopes – even more nullified by Hull only taking one point in two games against Southend and the game at Field Mill was Ken Wagstaff's first at Mansfield in a Hull shirt
* On January 3, 1983, the Stags gained the first victory that year by stuffing the Tigers 3-1 after two goals by Dungworth – one a penalty – and a Nicholson strike in front of 4517. And at Hull, the Tigers were unable to beat the mid-table Stags as well – as the game on May 2, 1983 ended 2-2 with Charles Bell hitting a brace for the Stags
* On August 9, 1997, Iyseden Christie scored his first Stags goal in a 2-0 win at Field Mill
* The teams last met in 2001-02. At Field Mill, the Stags won 4-2 – but in fact it was a rout with three goals within six minutes at the end of the first half - Disley, Reddington, Hassell and Greenacre netting for the Stags in front of 5702. But at Hull, the Stags were routed 4-1 with Shayne “gone in 60 seconds in the latest Stags v Spireites derby” Bradley netting the consolation goal in the final minutes. But after that game, Hull failed to win their remaining league games doing even worse than relegated Halifax. The price Hull paid for that was mid-table obscurity after being so long in the promotion and play-off picture.
There have been some players appearing for both sides, best known is Ken Wagstaff. Another one, Ryan Williams, was on loan to Bristol Rovers from Hull last month and netted the 2-1 winner AGAINST the Tigers in the 87th minute on November 29, 2003.
One person has also managed both teams. Raich Carter led Hull to the division 3 (N) championship in 1948-49 – yet the game at Field Mill on New Year's Day, 1949 was drawn 1-1 when 11735 saw Devey hit the onion bag for the Stags – and laid the foundations to the Stags' first-ever promotion in 1962-63.

Played for both sides: Arthur Atkinson, Ernest Bell, David Coates, Alan Daley, Damien Delaney, David Fraser, Henry Gilmore, Maxwell Holmes, Alan Jarvis, William Jeffries, Malcolm Murray, Ken Wagstaff, Ryan Williams
Managed both sides: Raich Carter (Hull 1948-1951, Stags 1960-63).

Home stats: P 22, W 12, D 6, L 4, GF 39, GA 25
Away stats: P 22, W 2, D 7, L 13, GF 17, GA 47

Season Home Date Away Date

1932-33 2-1 1932-10-22 1-4 1933-03-04 Div 3 (N)
1936-37 5-2 1936-10-17 0-3 1937-02-20 Div 3 (N)
1947-48 1-1 1948-04-10 1-1 1947-11-22 Div 3 (N)
1948-49 1-1 1949-01-01 0-4 1948-08-28 Div 3 (N)
1956-57 2-1 1956-12-01 2-1 1957-04-13 Div 3 (N)
1957-58 1-3 1957-09-23 1-1 1957-09-30 Div 3 (N)
1958-59 1-1 1958-12-27 2-5 1958-12-26 Div 3 (old)
1963-64 2-0 1963-12-28 1-3 1963-12-26 Div 3 (old)
1964-65 2-1 1965-04-17 1-1 1964-10-24 Div 3 (old)
1965-66 1-2 1965-09-11 0-4 1966-02-26 Div 3 (old)
1977-78 1-0 1978-02-25 2-0 1977-10-01 Div 2 (old)
1978-79 0-2 1979-04-14 0-3 1978-12-26 Div 3 (old)
1979-80 1-1 1979-09-01 1-3 1980-01-12 Div 3 (old)
1981-82 3-3 1981-10-10 0-2 1982-02-27 Div 4 (old)
1982-83 3-1 1983-01-03 2-2 1983-05-02 Div 4 (old)
1992-93 3-1 1992-11-03 0-1 1993-03-20 Div 2
1996-97 1-0 1997-01-18 1-1 1996-10-01 Div 3
1997-98 2-0 1997-08-09 0-0 1998-01-10 Div 3
1998-99 2-0 1998-09-26 0-0 1999-03-06 Div 3
1999-2000 0-1 2000-04-15 0-2 1999-12-28 Div 3
2000-01 1-1 2000-09-12 1-2 2001-02-20 Div 3
2001-02 4-2 2001-09-25 1-4 2002-03-05 Div 3

Svante Bernhard aka Sweden Stag (pictured, above right)

Details from various sources (Rothmans Football Yearbook and the Stags centenary book in particular)

 

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