In the end, season 2018/19 ended in heartbreak for Mansfield Town as they narrowly missed out on promotion for a second successive year.
But along the way the players dazzled and sparkled with some of the best football seen at the One Call Stadium for years. Here, Chad sports editor John Lomas gives the regular squad members his mark out of 10 for their season.
5. RYAN SWEENEY 8
A superb first season at this level for the former Stoke U23 defender. Good in the air and confident on the ball.