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6th March 2003 23:18

Cheltenham is a team that has played against the Stags in all of their league seasons to date and in fact registered their first-ever league win by scoring the only goal of the game at Field Mill on August 14, 1999 when the Stags made a very poor start of a topsy-turvy 1999-2000 campaign. And in the following campaign, the teams faced each other at Cheltenham on the opening day when the teams drew 2-2, Chris Greenacre scoring a wonder goal and Mark Blake scoring for the Stags as well as an own goal. On February 13, 2001, the Stags registered their first league win over the Robins 2-1, goals Blake and a Book og in front of only 1940, a crowd more than four times less the one when the teams met in a crucial promotion encounter on April 9, 2002, when the Stags won 2-1 thanks to an Andy White strike in the 78th minute, Chris Greenacre opening the account after just two minutes and Yates equalizing midway through the first half. At Cheltenham, Stags went 2-0 up thanks to two Disley strikes, Alsop equalizing after coming on as sub before Corden hit the winner in the 90th minute, in the end proving very as crucial as well as White's winner at the Mill. Eventually the teams were promoted together after fighting it out up to the final day – Stags directly and eventually Cheltenham after winning the play-off finals against Rushden & Diamonds. Earlier this season, Cheltenham won 2-0 thanks to two late goals at the Mill.

Played for both sides (after Cheltenham joined the Nationwide FL) : Jason White (forward!), Lee Williams, Richard Walker (for Stags on loan from Notts County in 1994-95, four games), Carl Muggleton.

Stats facts with the Stags figures first

Home: P 4, W 1, D 1, L 2, GF 4, GA 5
Away: P 3, W 1, D 1, L 1, GF 5, GA 5

Home games Away games

1999-2000 0-1 1999-08-14 0-1 2000-01-15 Div 3
2000-01 2-1 2001-02-13 2-2 2000-08-12 Div 3
2001-02 2-1 2002-04-09 3-2 2001-08-25 Div 3
2002-03 0-2 2002-09-21 at Field Mill Div 2

Svante Bernhard aka Sweden Stag


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