Aman Verma missed out with illness which saw Paul Bolland come into the midfield in Stags’ only change of the night ahead of the BSBP match at Grimsby.
For the first time, new loan signing Marcus Kelly was also included in the 16 on the bench.
Former Stags star Craig Disley was in the Mariners’ midfield, but other ex-Mansfield stars Gary Silk and Rob Duffy could only make their bench and Scott Garner was not in their 16.
GRIMSBY TOWN: McKeown, Coulson, Disley, Hearn, Wood, Townsend, Panther, McCarthy, I’Anson, Antwi, Elding. Subs: Silk, Artus, Duffy, Pearson, Thanoj.
STAGS: Marriott; Sutton, Thompson, Dempster, Freeman; Murray, Stevenson, Bolland; Dyer, Green, Meikle. Subs: Kelly, Redmond, Briscoe, O’Neill, Rodney.
REFEREE: Mr J Hopkins.
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