STAGS matched up home side York City with a 4-3-3 formation for tonight’s first leg of the BSBP play-off semi-finals at a packed Bootham Crescent.
Anthony Howell was given the nod in midfield alongside Adam Murray and Gary Roberts with Ross Dyer and Lindon Meikle flanking 30-goal Matt Green up front.
Exodus Geohaghon and Ritchie Sutton returned to the back four as two of eight changes from the largely second string side that won 3-0 at Kidderminster on Saturday.
York included ex-Stags Chris Smith and Jon Challinor.
YORK: Ingham, Meredith, Smith, Parslow, Walker, Chambers, Fyfield, Blair, Challinor, Doig, McLaughlin. Subs: Musselwhite, Reed, Potts, Moke, Brown.
STAGS: Marriott; O’Neill, Geohaghon, Riley, Sutton; Howell, Murray, Roberts; Dyer, Green, Meikle. Subs: Briscoe, Stevenson, Rhead, Redmond, Andrew.
REFEREE: Richard Clark of Northumberland.