PICTURE GALLERY: 10th anniversary of Darlington defeat at Wembley for Stags

This week saw the 10th anniversary of Mansfield Town’s agonising last gasp extra-time 1-0 FA Trophy final defeat by Darlington at Wembley.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:04 pm
Stags v Darlington FA Trophy Final at Wembley 7th May 2011

Saturday, 7th May 2011 was a day out to remember but a football match to forget for the 15,000 Stags faithful with their team, so depleted by injury that they could not fill the bench places, giving their all but just falling at the last. Here are a selection of picture memories of both crowd and match.

A Wembley day out for members of the Bull Farm Football Club on tour from the Rufford Arms
Sammy The Stag at Wembley 2011!

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Excited Stags fans arrive at Wembley
Fans from Bilsthorpe and Mansfield at Wembley.
Excitement builds ahead of kick-off.
All ready for the off at Wembley
Action from the match.
Stags get their breath back as gruelling extra-time looms.
The Mansfield faithful stay loudly behind their side.
The battle continues at Wembley.
Darlington steal a late, late winner to break Mansfield hearts.
Stags players can't believe what's just happened.
Mansfield fans distraught at the end.
Mansfield players console one another at the end.
Fans contemplate what might have been.
Down and out at the end of the final.
Goalscorer Chris Senior of Darlington celebrates with the trophy.
The Wembley scoreboard tells the final story.