LEYTON ORIENT GAME POSTPONED
Stags v Orient postponed
mansfieldtown.net, Fri 10 March 2023, 10.30am
Following a pitch inspection this morning at One Call Stadium, Mansfield Town’s Sky Bet League Two encounter at home to Leyton Orient, scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed.
Covers have been on the field of play since Sunday, however, due to heavy snowfall and general safety concerns, the referee deemed the pitch unplayable after a 10am pitch inspection.
The club was mindful to call a pitch inspection as early as possible to maximise the advance notice for both sets of supporters.
A rearranged date for the fixture will be announced in due course. Tickets already purchased for the original game will be automatically valid for the rescheduled match.
Frustration for Mansfield Town as snow leads to postponement of big clash with table-topping Leyton Orient
chad.co.uk, By John Lomas, Mon 13 March 2023
Mansfield Town were left with a blank weekend after the early postponement of their big home clash with League Two leaders Leyton Orient on Saturday.
But manager Nigel Clough said the club were helpless to do anything about it as it became the only fixture to be called off in the top four divisions. Heavy snow on Thursday left the stadium and its surrounds under a heavy blanket on Thursday and a Friday morning inspection, coupled with sub-zero temperatures forecast for Friday night saw the game called off.
“There was nothing we could do here - we were totally under snow at the training ground too,” said Clough.
“Having won four out of five we didn't really want the game off, but there was nothing we could do about the amount of snow that came down in such a short period of time and the temperatures that were forecast for Friday night.
“It made it almost impossible for us to get it on, even though everybody else seemed to.
“So the players got a couple of unexpected days of rest.
“It was a good opportunity for the injured players to get a few more days towards their return and everybody else to get a rest before the next four games which are incredibly important.”
He added: “We had a Premier League referee in to have a look at it. We have a responsibility to the travelling supporters and the safety of the public as well with the state of large areas of the car park and everything.”
But the game adds to a hectic run-in with most weeks now seeing Stags having a midweek fixture. A new date has yet to be agreed
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 13 March 2023
Speaking to iFollow Stags in a news conference this morning at RH Academy, Nigel Clough said:
“We didn’t want the game off having won four out of [our last] five but [there was] nothing we can do with the amount of snow that came down.
“It was a couple of days’ unexpected rest.”
MANSFIELD TOWN GAME POSTPONED
leytonorient.com, Fri 10 March 2023, 10.30am
Leyton Orient's fixture at Mansfield Town has been postponed.
The game, originally set for 3pm, Saturday 11th March has been postponed due to heavy snowfall and general safety concerns, following an inspection on Friday 10th March.
With snow covering the stadium, and temperatures forecast to go as low as -9C overnight, the decision was made before the Leyton Orient squad had started their journey.
Details of the rearranged fixture will be announced in due course, with original tickets remaining valid.
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Mansfield Town Football Club
Thur 9 March 2023, 1pm
A pitch inspection will take place tomorrow at 10am ahead of Saturday’s scheduled match against Leyton Orient.
PITCH INSPECTION PLANNED AT MANSFIELD TOWN
leytonorient.com, Thur 9 March 2023, 1pm
A pitch inspection is planned for Friday 10th March, in the build-up to the O's trip to Mansfield Town.
The inspection will take place at 10am, with the East Midlands having been hit with snow - and temperatures as low as -8 expected.
News of the pitch inspection will be shared following its conclusion.
Preview: Stags v Leyton Orient
mansfieldtown.net, Thur 9 March 2023, 10am
The Stags are at One Call Stadium this Saturday for a Sky Bet League Two clash with Leyton Orient (3pm kick-off). Here’s all you need to know…
This Saturday’s match is designated as the club’s HerGameToo fixture, as the club continues to support equality in football. Emma Penlington - the club’s HerGameToo representative - and guests, will be leading out the teams.
The weekend’s encounter has been made all-ticket. Tickets can be purchased until 5pm on Friday in person and over the phone (01623 482 482, option 1) and until midnight on Friday at: stagstickets.co.uk
Callum Johnson will miss this weekend’s clash with league leaders Leyton Orient due to a groin injury.
Christy Pym has returned to training following his absence from the squad at AFC Wimbledon due to illness and will be assessed prior to this weekend’s encounter.
Defender Elliott Hewitt will also be assessed ahead of Saturday’s visit of the O’s after missing Stags’ 3-1 win in South West London last time out.
It is unlikely that left-back Stephen McLaughlin will be fit in time to feature at the weekend.
Forward Rhys Oates has a chance of being involved.
Will Swan will miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury sustained in training.
Anthony Hartigan had a successful operation following a shoulder injury sustained at Walsall on New Year’s Day but is likely to miss the remainder of the campaign.
This Saturday’s fixture has been made an all-ticket contest.
In order to maximise the capacity of One Call Stadium, the decision to transfer to all-ticket means that tickets cannot be purchased on the day of the game but allows approximately 700 additional tickets to be made available for home supporters.
Supporters will be able to collect their tickets on the day of the game, however, purchases need to be completed in person at the ticket office or via telephone (01623 482 482, option 1) by 5pm on Friday 10 March.
Tickets are available to purchase online via http://www.stagstickets.co.uk until midnight on Friday 10 March.
The decision to transfer to all-ticket applies to home supporters only.
Moreover, with a high demand for tickets this weekend, the club is eager to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy Saturday’s hotly anticipated match.
With this in mind, the club kindly asks season ticket holders who are unable to attend this weekend’s game to consider donating their seat back to the club for this match.
Season ticket holders can do so by e-mailing their name, stand, block and seat to email@example.com