Mansfield Town players will travel through the streets of Mansfield today to celebrate their return to the Football League.
Paul Cox's men were crowned as Blue Square Bet Premier champions following a 1-0 win at home to Wrexham.
Mansfield Town players will travel through the streets of Mansfield on Sunday on an open top bus to celebrate their return to the Football League. Paul Cox's men were crowned as Blue Square Bet Premier champions on Saturday following a 1-0 win at home to Wrexham.
The bus will depart the One Call Stadium at 3.45pm.
Speaking after Mansfield Town's promotion back into the Football league, team captain Adam Murray said:
"I don't think you can put words on it to be honest. I think it was a mixture of relief and ecstasy and we've really worked hard this season and to get that just reward was the icing on the cake."
Mansfield Town are back in the the Football League after FIVE seasons. There were the celebrations at the One Call Stadium after the Stags confirmed their place in next season's League Two.
They beat Wrexham 1-0. The breakthrough came in the first half. Louis Briscoe upended in the box. And Mansfield's top scorer Matt Green tucked away the penalty for his 27th goal of the season.
They beat Wrexham 1-0. The breakthrough came in the first half. Louis Briscoe upended in the box. And Mansfield's top scorer Matt Green tucked away the penalty for his 27th goal of the season
"Following last night's Blue Square Bet Premier home game against Mansfield Town, an individual home supporter, who was exiting the stadium broke the window to the away team dressing room with his hand. Stories about a brick being thrown are untrue. Mansfield officials and players were inside the room and thankfully, no one was injured.
– Mike Smith, Woking FC Chairman
"On behalf of Woking Football Club and its supporters, I apologised to the Director, players and officials of Mansfield Town, which was accepted. The individual responsible is known to the club as a season ticket holder and has had the privilege removed. In addition, he has also been informed he is no longer welcome at the club."
Television broadcasters ESPN and Mansfield Town Football Club have funded a pitch covering system to ensure tonight's match goes ahead. Stags are set to play Lincoln City in an eagerly awaited FA Cup with Budweiser Second Round Replay.
Following recent frosty weather in Mansfield, ground staff assisted in covering the pitch with a state of the art 'pitch dome' which blows hot air onto the grass surface. Head groundsman Michael Merriman said:
"This system should safeguard the game going ahead. It's a game saver. There are 12 gas cylinderswhich will blow hot air on to the pitch which will keep it nice and warm."
The chief executive of Mansfield Town Football Club been released after being given a caution by police in York.
Carolyn Still, 29, was held for using threatening words and behaviour during the match against York.