Could history be about to repeat itself for Mansfield Town?

If you're a big believer in omens, then this one might be for you.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 23rd November 2017, 12:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:10 am
Mansfield Town's Division Three Championship presentation in 1977.   Left to right. Back row; I. McDonald, I. Wood, R. Arnold, E. Moss, K. Bird, I. McKenzie, C. Foster and B. Foster. Front row; G. Clarke, R. Cooke, K. Randall, G. Hodgsom, P. Morris. P. Matthews and B. McEwan.
Mansfield Town's Division Three Championship presentation in 1977. Left to right. Back row; I. McDonald, I. Wood, R. Arnold, E. Moss, K. Bird, I. McKenzie, C. Foster and B. Foster. Front row; G. Clarke, R. Cooke, K. Randall, G. Hodgsom, P. Morris. P. Matthews and B. McEwan.

Mansfield Town put four goals past Port Vale on Tuesday night to maintain their promotion challenge in style.

This weekend, they will host Chesterfield in a hotly-anticipated local derby.

Nothing remarkable in those facts, you might think.

But consider this. The last time Stags scored four goals at Port Vale was Easter Saturday 1977. Having done so, they went on to win the Division Three title.

But that’s not all. Their next match following that win at Port Vale 40 years ago?

Chesterfield at home.

Over to you, Stags!