Mansfield Town’s title-winning youth team enjoyed their moment in the limelight on Saturday when they showed off their Football League Youth Alliance trophy to the supporters before the first team’s home clash with Cambridge United.
A 2-0 victory against Grimsby Town the weekend before clinched a superb end to a first full season in charge for Academy manager John Dempster.
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Manager Adam Murray said: “To come back into the league and to win it in the first outing was superb, considering everything was rushed over last summer and the recruitment was a last minute thing after we got the go-ahead from the Football League.
“It’s a massive milestone for the football club. To be able to do that after the length of time the club has been out of it in their first season is incredible.”
The players and officials filed onto the pitch one by one on Saturday to take the applause of the crowd, as seen on our video.