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Hollywood Comes To Town As Mansfield Town Welcome Wrexham To Nottinghamshire

Two promotion challengers go head-to-head at the One Call Stadium as Mansfield Town entertain Wrexham in their first encounter between each other since 2013.

With both sides inside the top 10 and firmly in the promotion picture, three points on Tuesday will be imperative in a clash between two giants alongside an unbeaten streak being on the line once again.

Wrexham, back in the EFL for the first time since 2007/08, will look to continue their good start to their fourth-tier season and look to challenge for a place in the top seven to earn back-to-back promotion under the ownership of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Controversial Draw For The Unbeaten Stags
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Following heroics last Tuesday in a penalty shootout win against Peterborough United to secure a place in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup, Mansfield Town travelled to second-placed Gillingham in a clash between two of the top three.

Gillingham got off to a flying start as a mistake from Lewis Brunt allowed Connor Mahoney to dispossess the defender.

The midfielder drove towards goal before squarring the ball for Macauley Bonne who fired his first-time effort into the back of the net.

In the 37th minute, the Stags drew level in a very controversial fashion. Ollie Clarke was fouled with the referee about to book Ethan Coleman, however, Clarke took the quick free-kick and released Davis Keillor-Dunn to score his eighth league goal of the season.

In the second-half, Mansfield Town unleashed attacking mayhem on the Gills’ defence but failed to find the back of the net as the points were shared at the Priestfield Stadium.

Stags’ unbeaten run was extended to 13 games in all competitions and the aim will now be to continue their good home record against Wrexham.

10-Man Wrexham Rescue A Point At The Death
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After getting hammered 5-0 by Stockport County the weekend before, Wrexham returned to home comforts as they welcomed Crewe Alexandra to the Racecourse Ground.

In a very even affair between two good sides, the Railwaymen took the lead through Mickey Demetriou in the 25th minute.

Ryan Barnett was sent off in the 36th minute, but with that being said, Paul Mullin drew the Dragons level, however, Chris Long’s penalty in the fifth minute of added time in the first-half restored the Alex’s lead.

Mullin once again restored parity early in the second-half but Crewe restored their one-goal lead through Shilow Tracey.

Experienced striker Steven Fletcher came to rescue Wrexham in added time of the second-half and earned a point for the Dragons in a six-goal thriller.

Both sides retained their status in the top 10 and only a few points separates them and league leaders Notts County.

Form Guide
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Heading into the midweek clash at the One Call Stadium, the Stags boast a 13-game unbeaten run and have won twice and drawn three of their last five games.

With important wins over Barrow and Accrington Stanley and draws against Bradford City, Colchester United and Gillingham, Mansfield Town have only conceded twice in the month of September in the league and kept three clean sheets.

Whilst Wrexham were defeated last month, after a 5-0 battering at the hands of Stockport County, the Dragons have collected 10 points from their last five games with three wins and one draw in their remaining games in September.

Scoring 23 and conceding 23 in the league after 10 games proves the unpredictability of the Welsh outfit. However, that has not been helped in recent games by conceding five against Stockport and three against Crewe Alexandra as Wrexham have scored nine and conceded nine in their last nine matches.

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In the all-time League Two head-to-head, the Stags and the Dragons have faced each other on six occasions with the amber and blues winning two of those, Wrexham winning once and the other three games ending in draws.

With a total of 17 goals scored over the last six encounters, an average of close to three goals per game, expect goals to be a regular occurrence in the clash between two sides that are firmly in the promotion picture.

Mansfield Town have won their last two games in the EFL against Wrexham and the Dragons were the side that the Stags beat to get back into the Football League back in 2013.

Wrexham will look for revenge for their defeat 10 years ago whilst Mansfield Town will look for another win at home to keep their unbeaten home record intact.

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