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History of the Mansfield Town v Darlington fixture

Mansfield Town prepare to entertain Darlington at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Stags are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 8 of the 45 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Field Mill was just last season, in September 2006, the Stags carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 26 DecDarlington0 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2006/2007Tue 28 NovDarlington1 - 0Mansfield TownASSM
2006/2007Tue 26 SepMansfield Town1-0DarlingtonLGE2
2005/2006Sat 28 JanDarlington4 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 10 SepMansfield Town2 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 16 AprMansfield Town1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Tue 07 DecDarlington2 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Stags in those games, with 6 conceded.

The The Quakers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the The Quakers pummel 15 goals, and let in 5.

Mansfield Town are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just 19 points from their 24 games thus far. Darlington are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 46 points from 24 games.

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

Mansfield Town are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Darlington running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Darlington 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.