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.
9. MAL BENNING 7
Another excellent season from this classy wing back whose crossing and set pieces were excellent, scoring direct from a corner on one occasion.