Barrow v Mansfield Town
Saturday 5th November, kick-off 3pm
SO Legal Stadium
Emirates FA Cup First Round
Founded in 1897, Mansfield found themselves admitted into the Football League in 1931, since then have accomplished both Division Four & Division Three titles in 1975 & 1977 respectively.
The Stags play their games at Field Mill, which is the oldest professional stadia in the UK, having hosted its first fixture back in 1861. Only Sandygate Road in Sheffield is older in the English pyramid, having hosted its first competitive football game a year prior (1860) when hosts Hallam faced Sheffield, and has been home to Hallam since.
Mansfield Town have started the League Two campaign brightly, currently holding up in 7th place. Last season’s Play-Off runners up are unbeaten in their previous 5 fixtures, winning 3. Last time out for The Stags they entertained a 2-2 draw with Hartlepool United, a match which saw them take a 2-goal lead through Riley Harbottle, just shy of the hour mark, to be struck back by a brace from Josh Umerah.
Head To Head
Barrow come into the fixture having won 2 of the previous 4 meetings, Barrow fans might remember Ollie Banks converting from the spot at Field Mill last October, the only goal of the game on that day. Josh Kay had the best of the first half chances striking the bar 3 minutes in. Offrande Zanzala might've been dissappointed to not have recorded the 2nd goal of the game to wrap the match up with 73 minutes on the clock.
Barrow's highest margin of victory in the fixture came in 1934 and 1955 when consecutive 5-0 thumpings occurred.
As always, tickets for The Bluebirds' home games can be purchased at the SO Legal Stadium prior to the game or purchased online.
We are not allowed to live stream games in the UK between the hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday, so this weekend’s game will not be available to domestic supporters.
There is no live iFollow stream for the FA Cup overseas, either.
Audio match passes are unable to be sold for FA Cup fixtures – users with monthly & seasonal subscriptions will have access to the live audio commentary.