The sight of skipper Adam Murray limping off the Wembley pitch after a brave performance was one of the enduring memories for Stags fans of last year's FA Trophy final.
Murray's injuries finally got the better of him as Darlington went on to win it with a last gasp goal.
On Saturday, Stags begin on the Wembley trail again with a first round Trophy tie at Darlington and Murray admitted: “If we could go one better this time and win it, that would be amazing.
“We want to progress on Saturday and the carrot at the end of it all is Wembley.
“They are the kind of matches you wish for in your career and, with the problems we had at the club last season, the fact we go there at all as a minor miracle.
“But it's a long, long way away yet. We have to go to Droylsden on Saturday and I don't think they come any tougher.
“But we are going there with confidence as our away form has been good.”