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Reasons to be Cheerful - Argyle v Mansfield

12 February 2016

HADEN Tye looks to Saturday's game to Mansfield to find the positives...

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There ares only two current Football League side - Scunthorpe United and Milton Keynes Dons - against whom Argyle have a better home record. Even then, we have only played Milton Keynes, in their current guise, once at home. Our record v the Stags at Home Park reads: Won 12, Drawn 3, Lost 1. 

Argyle are unbeaten in the last 10 at Home Park against Mansfield; the Pilgrims have won eight the last nine, stretching back to 1992. Our sole defeat at home to Mansfield was in September 1978, when the Stags won 4-1. 

Back in the Pool
When Argyle take to the field on Saturday, it will be 56 years to the day that another Argyle side played out a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Wilf Carter scored the goal for the Pilgrims, in front of nearly 17,000 at Home Park. Five years later, Argyle managed a 3-1 away win at Middlesbrough. In 1965. Tony Book, Cliff Jackson and Duncan Neale scored the goals for Argyle at Ayresome Park that day.

First Impressions
Argyle's first ever meeting with Mansfield Town was in 1958. The Pilgrims came out as 4-0 victors, with Wilf Carter scoring a hat trick and Peter Andersen also getting on the score sheet. Argyle's business with Mansfield wasn't done there though. Later in that season, in March 1959, the Pilgrims scored eight against the Stags, with Wilf Carter scoring again. Alex Govan, Harry Penk, Jimmy Gauld also scored, with a brace from Johnny Williams and two own-goals making it onto the scorers list for Argyle.

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