FM Preview: Darlington v Mansfield Town 25 Jan 2011

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History of the Darlington v Mansfield Town fixture

Mansfield Town pack their bags to visit Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Stags will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren was within the last three years, in February 2008, with Mansfield Town inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Quakers in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctMansfield Town1 - 1DarlingtonCONF
2007/2008Sat 16 FebDarlington1 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2007/2008Sat 19 JanMansfield Town0 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Tue 26 DecDarlington0 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2006/2007Tue 28 NovDarlington1 - 0Mansfield TownASSM
2006/2007Tue 26 SepMansfield Town1 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2005/2006Sat 28 JanDarlington4 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the The Quakers in those games, with 7 conceded.

The Stags have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 17 goals for the Stags, and 11 goals against.

Darlington's 35 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Mansfield Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 40 from their 27 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Mansfield Town are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Darlington. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Mansfield Town 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.