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game on after PITCH INSPECTION
27th January 2015 18:17

Game on: Wycombe game set to go ahead
mansfieldtown.net, 09:50AM 24th January 2015

Today’s Sky Bet League Two game against top of the table Wycombe Wanderers is set to go ahead as planned.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/wycombe-game-set-to-go-ahead-2222813.aspx#cl6JmLLw12qxfQLA.99

An element of doubt had arisen over the match due to snow and rainfall during the course of this week, but having had no rainfall overnight, the pitch is in a good condition.

No further pitch inspection is planned.

Kick-Off is at 3.00pm and tickets can be purchased right up until kick-off from our matchday ticket office which is open right now or online via http://www.stagstickets.co.uk

If you can’t make it down to One Call Stadium, you can hear full-match commentary on Stags Player.

Our regular commentary team of Martin Shaw and Nigel Pinnick will be on air from 2.55pm.


Pitch inspection called for tomorrow
mansfieldtown.net, 13:14 23rd January 2015

Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium pitch will undergo a 10.45am pitch inspection tomorrow morning, ahead of the Stags’ scheduled Sky Bet League Two match at home to Wycombe Wanderers.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/pitch-inspection-called-for-tomorrow-2221772.aspx#GlJ5TPvyUkYAxYi8.99

Head groundsman Michael Merriman explained to http://www.mansfieldtown.net: “We have had the frost covers on the pitch since Saturday night, straight after our home game against Exeter City.

“The frost covers came off for our youth team’s game versus Stoke City on Monday night and were back on after the match.

“We’ve had sub-zero temperatures in Mansfield all week, followed by three-inches of snow on Wednesday.

“The frost covers have come off this morning (Friday), to try and dry out the pitch, as it is wet and frozen in certain areas underneath the covers.

“Light rain is due from 3pm today and some heavy rain is forecast this evening. We will therefore leave the covers off the pitch to give the playing surface every chance of drying out over night as there is no further rain forecast.

“Looking at the forecasted temperatures, it is expected to be around three degrees over night.”

He added: “Wycombe’s squad are stopping overnight tonight, but we were mindful that we needed to give Wycombe’s supporters enough time to set off and also allow the game every chance of being played.”

The club will provide further updates once the inspection has been made tomorrow morning.



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