Dereham cup test for Mansfield Town youth


Mansfield Town’s U18s face Dereham Town this Friday (November 13) at One Call Stadium in the second round of the FA Youth Cup (7pm kick-off).

John Dempster’s young guns swept aside Cambridge City 3-0 last week to book their place in the next round.

The team could see the return of midfielder Cain Smith, after the 16-year-old was an unused substitute in Adam Murray’s first team squad for the Stags’ Emirates FA Cup 0-0 draw against Oldham Athletic last Saturday.

Long-term absentees Devante Reittie and Tom Slone will be missing, while new signing Tyler Johal is cup-tied after his inclusion in Ilkeston FC’s FA Youth Cup qualifying games.

Zayn Hakeem will be pushing for a place in the starting line-up after an all-action display in the previous stage of the competition.

Admission is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

Entry into the ground will be via the first lower tier turnstile of the Ian Greaves Stand, closest to the Quarry Lane End.