1962/63 promotion

In League Division IV, Stags got off to a tremendous start by winning the opening 6 games of the season and being unbeaten in the opening 10 games. By the beginning of December, Stags had been caught by Oldham but were still top of the league on goal average with 21 games having been played. As the season progressed Stags slowly dropped a few places down the table and hovered around fourth or fifth place (with 4 teams to be promoted).

And so it came down to the final game of the season on 20th May 1963. Stags were sitting in fourth place but were just a point ahead of Gillingham. Stags’ final game was away to Stockport County whilst Gillingham were at home to Oxford, though the Gillingham match kicked off an hour before Mansfield’s game.

Compiled by Martin Shaw

Here is the League table before 20 May

Report from the CHAD below

Here is the final League table