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4th July 2015 22:32

First friendly this weekend
mansfieldtown.net, 29th June 2015

Stags head to Rainworth Miners Welfare on Saturday.

The close-season is officially over as football returns to North Nottinghamshire this weekend when our new-look team make the short journey to non-league Rainworth Miners Welfare.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/first-friendly-this-weekend-2510643.aspx#SxcpDD2cAdjH8BcQ.99

The game, which takes place at Kirklington Road on Saturday (3.00pm), will be the first chance for supporters to see our summer signings in action.

Amongst our new recruits are Scott Shearer, Mitchell Rose, Malvind Benning, Adam Chapman and, of course, striker Matt Green (pictured with chairman John Radford).

Our team will also be eager to grab back the Green Energy Challenge Trophy after a youthful side were defeated in this fixture a year ago.

Your support in this fixture will be appreciated by both ourselves and Rainworth Miners Welfare. Admission prices are £6 Adults, £5 Concessions, £2 Under 16s.


Rainworth MW aiming to retain Green Energy Trophy against the Stags
chad.co.uk, Paul Fryer, Friday 26 June 2015

Rainworth MWFC once again entertain Mansfield Town at Kirklington Road pre-season on Saturday, 4th July (3pm kick-off) for the ‘Green Energy Trophy’.


The close bond between the two clubs is well established, but that will be put on hold for 90 minutes on that Saturday when Rainworth look to retain the trophy.

Last season was one to forget with both enduring relegation battles and with it the inevitable managerial and personnel changes.

Mansfield Town’s Adam Murray has been extremely busy with signings in the close season and along with the return of crowd favourite Matt Green, has whetted the fans expectations for what is hoped will be a successful campaign.

Rainworth have turned to Julian Watts and Ady Smith, well known to the club, having guided the clubs reserve side to the league title in the final year before its disbandment, followed by a successful campaign with Shirebrook Town FC.

Their recruitment has also included the return of a firm fans’ favourite Ricky Hanson as well as some experienced and exciting talent.

Amongst them are a number of that talented reserve side, who will be hoping to prove to the club that they should have been given their opportunity earlier.

The game on the 4th of July will be the start of pre-season fixtures for both teams and will give both sets of fans their first opportunity to see the ‘new look’ sides.

Whilst in the past meetings between the two clubs, the strength of Mansfield Town’s XI has fluctuated between the youth team/reserves with only a smattering of first team regulars, Rainworth say they have been assured by Murray and former chairman Mark Hawkins that the Stags will be fielding a very strong side on the day, including ‘new signings’ and are definitely not contemplating losing.

In keeping with the goodwill between both clubs the prices have been set at £6 adults, £5 concessions and £2 U16s, a bargain for football of this standard.

It is hoped that fans will take this opportunity to preview their clubs new acquisitions in what is hoped will be the prelude to a successful campaign for both.



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