Mansfield Town rewind: Hartlepool bring Stags’ unbeaten run to a crashing halt, 5th October 2013

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Fortress Mansfield Town came crumbling to the ground this afternoon as Hartlepool United brought Stags’ eight-game unbeaten run to a shock end.

The Stags had only lost one league game at home in 2013 and were expected to see off a struggling Hartlepool side that, despite drawing their last three away games, had only won once all season.

But the ‘After the Lord Mayor’s Show’ that manager Paul Cox had spoken of all week after that fine derby win at Chesterfield last weekend, came brutally true as they were given an unexpected runaround by the North-easterners.

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