Tomorrow’s trip to Vale Park will be the first time Mansfield Town and Port Vale have clashed in the Football League in over 14 years.
The Stags, of course, did win 1-0 there last season in the EFL Trophy.
But the last meeting in Division Two came back in April 2003 when the Valiants completed the double at Field Mill, winning 1-0 to follow their 4-2 home win in November 2002 that season.
The Stags’ last win at Vale Park in League football was a 2-1 success on Monday, 27th March 1989.
Our photo above shows par of Mansfield Town’s finest hour against Port Vale, which was back on Sunday, 20th December 1987.
The Stags won 4-0 at Field Mill and the hero of the day was very much Kevin Kent as he scored all four of the goals to take home the match ball.
That pre-Christmas cheer came just a week after the battle of Brentford from where Stags came home with a 2-2 draw after both sides had two men sent off - one short of the record.
Since that 4-0 win, the Stags have only beaten Vale once in seven league outings, Simon Coleman and Gordon Owen on target in that 2-1 victory in March 1989.
Overall, Vale have won 21 times and Stags 14 times in their 47 meetings.