2022 – Mansfield vs Port Vale: League Two Final – Live! | second league

13 minutes: There was a round of applause from both sets of fans in honor of Portville manager Daryl Clark, who suffered a tragic loss to the family earlier this year. He used to wear the number 8 shirt for Mansfield Town but now runs his opponents.

9 minutes: Mansfield screw runs. Confusing Port Vale goalkeeper Aidan Stone and James Gibbons allows Jimmy Murphy to head free. Bishop saves at close range. That’s a huge mistake from Murphy, who had the entire goal and should have scored.

8 minutes: Port Vale wins another corner after Hawkins hit Quinn’s cross from the right.

6 minutes: Mansfield’s Stephen Quinn has been injured after a tough fight from Port Vale right-back David Worrall. Free kick for Mansfield, which Stephen McLaughlin sent to the penalty kick. The extra cost is put in the corner. James Wilson has a clear head.

4 minutes: James Wilson hits a cross in the Mansfield Town penalty area for Port Vale. Oliver Hawkins is acquitted in the near post.

3 minutes: Mansfield goalkeeper Nathan Bishop rebounded a long-range shot off his left post and then made his first touch – a goal kick.

2 minutes: With an early touch to Port Vale goalkeeper Aidan Stone, he hits a back pass and then shoots a grenade forward. The ball returns to him within seconds.

Mansfield vs Port Vale in…

1 minute: Mansfield Town spins the ball, as players wear gold jerseys, navy blue shorts and gold socks. Port Vale players wear white T-shirts, shorts, and socks.

Not for long: There are an estimated 36,000 spectators at Wembley and they have just welcomed players from both teams into the stadium. Nigel Clough leads Mansfield while Port Vale assistant manager Andy Crosby is given the honor of driving Port Vale in a nod to the excellent job he did plowing in the absence of Daryl Clark earlier this season.

This difference: Jimmy Murphy and Matty Longstaff came to Mansfield Town while Jimmy Proctor is on the bench in Port Vale.

In his pre-match interview, Mansfield manager Nigel Clough told BT Sport he was unaffected by VAR use today after his team played 55 games without VAR this season. He is surprised that neither he nor his counterpart, Daryl Clark, has been consulted before confirming its use.

Video Assistant Referee: There will be a video assistant referee watching tonight’s match at Wembley, although the curtains have not yet been used in the second league season. Peter Banks is the man staring at the screen in Stockley Park.

Mansfield Town vs Port Vale lineup

Mansfield City: Bishop, Hewitt, Hawkins, Birch, McLaughlin, O’Toole, Longstaff, Quinn, Murphy, Bowery, Oates.

Subtitle: Maris, Wallace, Steak, Stirk, Lapsley, Akins, Clark.

port valley: Stone, Gibbons, Smith, Hall, Worrall, Pete, Taylor, Benning, Garrity, Wilson, Harratt.

Subtitle: Lucas Covulan, Proctor, Martin, Amo, Charsley, Robinson, Edmondson.

Rule: Jared Gillette (Australia)

Port Vale players warm up before kick-off. Photo: Zach Goodwin/PA

🔢 the #SpinnerThe first team meets Port Vale in the final match of the second Sky Bet League (4pm) at Wembley this afternoon.

𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗘 𝗢𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗚𝗦! 🟡🔵 pic.twitter.com/UbIMReYxoz

– Mansfield Town (mansfieldtownfc) May 28, 2022

Semi-finals of the National League

While we wait for kick-off at Wembley, Grimsby Town just beat Wrexham in an exceptional League Playoff semi-final on the racetrack.

The Hollywood-born big hitters were knocked out of the National League, losing in overtime with an odd nine-goal in a brilliant, somewhat exhilarating soccer game that ended 4-4 after 90 minutes. Grimsby Town will play either Solihull Moors or Chesterfield in the final next weekend.

Today’s match referees

  • Rule: Jared Gillette
  • Assistant Referees: Neil Davis and Nick Greenhalgh
  • Fourth official: James Linnington
  • Video Assistant Referee: Peter Banks
Australian referee Jared Gillett maintains order in tonight’s final. Photo: Ian Walton/Reuters

Early team news

Mansfield Town midfielder George Maris is in doubt after being forced out of the second leg of his side’s semi-final win over Northampton through injury. Mansfield coach Nigel Clough has dumped Jimmy Murphy (Hibernian) and Matty Longstaff (Newcastle) off the bench for the second leg against Northampton, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if both were called up today.

Port Vale coach Daryl Clark has his own injury issues and will be without long-term absentees Tom Conlon and Brad Walker in midfield. His star striker Jimmy Proctor is also a major doubt as a thigh injury prevented him from starting his legs in the semi-final win over Swindon. After coming on as a second-half substitute in the first leg, he was not included in Vale’s squad for the second round.

Mansfield Town vs Port Vale

There is a place ready to be seized in the third tier of English football at Wembley this afternoon when Mansfield Town face Port Vale in the League Two final.

Only a point separates the two teams as they finished seventh and fifth respectively at the end of the league season, but Mansfield entered the decisive game tonight. easy The nominees after winning the semi-final first leg and second leg against Northampton, who were still grieving for being automatically picked up by Bristol Rovers in the closing minutes of the final day of the season.

Today is Port Vale’s first appearance at a revamped Wembley, while Mansfield Town hasn’t darkened the doors of the FA since losing to Darlington in the 2011 FA Cup Final. Kick-off starts at 4pm (GMT) but for now stay tuned for updates. The team and its developments.

Wembley Stadium
Wembley, where the League Two final between Mansfield Town and Port Vale will be decided today. Photo: Zach Goodwin/PA