Stags, in Division Four of the Football League pyramid, finished the 1984/85 season positioned 14th in the table.
Ian Greaves’ men had amassed 57 points from their 46 games and boasted the second best defence in the division that season.
Having conceded a mere 38 goals in all, only champions and rivals Chesterfield had let in fewer (35) that season.
And the achievement stands as the fewest goals conceded by a Mansfield Town side in any season.
It also proved to be a good foundation for what was to follow, as the Stags clinched promotion in 1985/86 to Division Three.
And then in 1986/87 the Stags would go on to win the Football League Trophy.
View our slideshow above to get a glimpse of what football was like in that record breaking year of 1985 for Mansfield Town.
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