FINAL STATS OF THE SEASON (INCL ATTENDANCE STATS)
by Martin Shaw
Mansfield finished 12th, just inside the top half of the table, with 64 points. 11 points below 7th place (the final play-off place). 12th place was the Stags' highest finish since 2 years ago (the first season back in the Football League), but 64 points was the highest points tally in the Football League since the play-off season of 2003/04.
Mansfield won 10 away games. Fewer than when winning the Conference of course in 2012/13 when the Stags won 13 away games (http://stagsnet.net/vintage/records/records01.html) but only one short of the club’s record in the Football League of 11 away wins, set in the promotion seasons of 1974/75 and 1976/77 (stat pointed out to me by Paul Taylor).
3 of those away wins, at Stevenage, Dagenham and Yeovil, were Mansfield's first wins there.
Mansfield won 17 league games in total (7 at home, 10 away). 16 of those 17 wins came against teams that finished in the bottom half of the table. The other win came against Carlisle, who finished 10th.
Mansfield were in or within two points of the play-offs all season until March 12 (apart from one week).
Mansfield were in the top half of the table all season until March 19 then bobbed up and down between top half and bottom half, before finishing in the top half.
Mansfield conceded only 21 goals in 23 games in the first half of the season (the third best defensive record at that stage), but conceded 32 goals in 23 games in the second half of the season.
9 of the 21 goals conceded in the first half of the season came in the opening 15 minutes of games.
Meanwhile, Mansfield scored 31 goals in the first half of the season, and scored 30 goals in the second half of the season.
Mansfield were awarded 2 penalties in the league (plus one more in JPT), but conceded 12.
Matt Green's penalty scored away at Dagenham came after 92 league games without scoring a penalty (since Clucas vs Hartlepool in October 2013). This was not a Football League record though, which was set by QPR who went 115 league games without scoring a penalty in the mid 1990s.
Scott Shearer saved two penalties at home to Morecambe, the first Stags keeper to do that in one game (apart from a penalty shootout and apart from Alan Marriott in 2010 who twice saved a retaken penalty at Luton).
Goalscorers (League and Cup):
Green 16, Tafazolli 6, Clements, Lambe, Yussuf 5, Benning, Westcarr 4, Pearce 3, Blair, Chapman, Daniel, Rose, J.Thomas 2, Baxendale, Beardsley, Dieseruvwe, N.Thomas 1. 1 OG.
Top appearances (League ONLY) (at least 23 starts):
Green 44, Tafazolli 44, Pearce 36 (+2 sub), Chapman 36 (+1 sub), Clements 32 (+6 sub), Lambe 30 (+7 sub), Benning 30 (+1 sub), Collins 29 (+6 sub), Rose 26 (+8 sub), Jensen 25.
Note that Yussuf made 26 league appearances - all as sub.
HOME ATTENDANCE STATS
for League games only 2015/2016:
Average attendance at Field Mill: 3439 (up from 3021 last season)
includes average away following at Field Mill: 506 (up from 429 last season) (so average 2933 Stags fans this season, up from 2591 last season).
(note 1740 season ticket holders, confirmed here http://www.stagsnet.net/news/newsdetails.php?newsid=8150)
Highest attendance at Field Mill: 6357 (vs Notts County)
Highest away following at Field Mill: 1741 (from Notts County)
Lowest attendance at Field Mill: 2435 (vs Exeter)
Lowest away following at Field Mill: 98 (from Morecambe)
AWAY ATTENDANCE STATS
for League games only 2015/2016:
Average attendance at Stags away games: 4719
includes average Stags away following: 373 (up from 324 last season).
(Note - if you exclude the Stags away following at Notts County, the average was 264).
Highest attendance at Stags away game: 16210 (at Portsmouth)
Highest Stags away following: 2767 (at Notts County).
Lowest attendance at Stags away game: 1047 (at Morecambe)
Lowest Stags away following: 77 (at Morecambe).
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