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Mansfield's Record at Home Park

17 January 2020

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ARGYLE welcome Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two tomorrow and Statso has taken a look at the Stags’ record at Home Park.

Overall summary: P 18 W 14 D 3 L 1 F 37 A 14

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First time: Jack Rowley’s Argyle beat the Stags 8-3 at Home Park on Saturday, March 7, 1959. Alex Govan, Harry Penk, Johnny Williams (2), Jimmy Gauld and Wilf Carter scored for us, while Town’s Terry Swinscoe was kind enough to put through his own net twice to take our total to eight.

Last time: Derek Adams’s men beat Mansfield 2-0 on Saturday August 20, 2016. Graham Carey’s brace ensured that we recorded our first home win of the season.

Biggest win: The 8-3 victory in our first home meeting with Mansfield back in 1959.

Heaviest defeat: We have only ever lost once at home to Town in the EFL, 1-4 back on Saturday, September 9, 1978. Malcolm Allison was our manager at the time, while the Stags were managed by former Argyle boss Billy Bingham. Fred Binney grabbed our consolation.

Most goals in a single game: Eleven in our 8-3 victory in 1959. This is the joint-second highest aggregate score in our EFL history – we also shared 11 goals in a 6-5 win away to Aberdare Athletic in 1927 and there were 12 goals in our 4-8 defeat at Everton in 1954. It is the highest in EFL matches at Home Park.

Further interesting facts: Of the 90 clubs that we have met more than six times at home in the EFL, our win percentage against Mansfield (14 out of 18, or 77.8%) is the highest. While our loss percentage (1 out of 18, or 5.6%) is bettered only against Colchester United (0 out of 19), Halifax Town (0 out of 11) and Chester City and Merthyr Town (both 0 out of 10).

As well as beating Town 8-3 at Home Park in the 1958-9 season, we also beat them 4-1 at Field Mill, giving an aggregate score of 12-4. This is the highest total goals scored against an opponent in a single season. However, in terms of goal difference, the plus eight against Mansfield in 1958-9 is beaten by plus nines against Southend United in 1924-5 (3-0 at the Kursaal and 6-0 at Home Park); Millwall in 1931-2 (3-1 at the Den and 8-1 at Home Park) and Hartlepool in 1993-4 (2-0 at Home Park and 8-1 at Victoria Park).

Mansfield got their revenge in 1978-9, as well as winning 4-1 at Argyle, they also beat us 5-0 at home to record an aggregate score of 9-1. Despite this, we finished three places higher than them in Division Three.

Terry Swinscoe’s own goal brace for Argyle in Mansfield’s visit in 1959 is one of only two such occurrences in the Pilgrims’ favour in the EFL. The other came from Stockport County’s Jim Goodwin in a 4-1 win on November 23, 2002.


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