Join us for LIVE updates from Notts’ League Two clash against the Stags
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Notts County’s League Two clash against Mansfield Town (1pm).
Today’s trip to the One Call Stadium is Notts boss Neal Ardley’s first league game in charge since replacing Harry Kewell at the end of last month.
The Magpies go into today’s game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Sunderland in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday – Ardley’s first match as manager.
Mansfield also go into today’s fixture on the back of a defeat, they lost 1-0 to Bury in the same competition in midweek.
Notts are currently second from bottom of the League Two table with 16 points, while the Stags are 17 places above them in sixth place with 32 points.
Join us as we provide you with all of the build-up, team news and live updates from the One Call Stadium.
Notts have created another chance which has seen Thomas force Olejnik into a save with his legs and Patching has drilled over the bar.
Tyler Walker then megs Elliott Ward, but he drags his shot wide. Should have done better.
Mansfield counter from a Notts free-kick, and while the Stags have the numbers they can’t show the quality in the final moments as Benning drives wide when well placed.
Notts throwing their bodies at everything. Brisley gets hurt blocking a shot from CJ Hamilton before Jones makes a fine sliding tackle.
Notts have settled the better of the two sides and Thomas has curled over again, this time with his right foot. This game is being played at a breakneck speed.
Thomas cuts inside from the left and his vicious strike is beaten away by Olejnik.
Dan Jones shows great pace to fly past Preston who clearly brings him down. Ref awards a goal kick. Horrendous officiating. Would have given Notts a free-kick in a great position.
Patching takes the free-kick but it hits the wall.
Notts win another free-kick, this time it’s inside the D. Stead was whacked by Pearce. Going to take some free-kick to get it up and over the wall given how close it is to the area. Shoot underneath the wall I say.
Stead switches a ball inside but Vaughan is fouled in a decent position. Patching puts the ball in but it’s cleared.
Ward clears the corner with ease.
Mansfield win a corner, but it should have been a goal kick because the last touch was off Benning.
It’s played short. Benning puts it in, but there’s an offside flag.
Tyler Walker is fouled by Turley. Another chance for Mansfield to swing the ball in from a dangerous area.
The Stags win a free-kick, but Benning slips and Notts counter. Thomas tries to find Patching, but it goes straight through to the goalkeeper.
We are underway
Notts playing 4-3-3 but Thomas is playing on the right and Patching on the left.
Notts in black and white. Stags in their yellow shirts. And we are off.
We are about to get under way then.
From the Stags’ boardroom…
It was John Radford’s birthday yesterday. And the Mansfield fans are singing walking in a Radford wonderland and singing him happy birthday.
Fine atmosphere building. The teams are heading back to the tunnel. I do think there will be some empty seats today mind.