OPINION: VIDEO: Mansfield Town’s derby day recovery offers hope for promotion dream

Mansfield Town v Chesterfield FC at the One Call Stadium. Sky Bet League 2 - November 25th 2017. Mansfield player Zander Diamond scores. Picture: Chris Etchells
Mansfield Town v Chesterfield FC at the One Call Stadium. Sky Bet League 2 - November 25th 2017. Mansfield player Zander Diamond scores. Picture: Chris Etchells

It had all the makings of a typical derby day banana skin.

The Stags, in their best form of the season, had just gatecrashed the play-off positions with three straight league wins, including eye-catching away victories at Coventry City and Port Vale.