Mansfield Town kept up their remarkable charge towards the Blue Square Bet Premier title with a club record 11th consecutive victory away at Tamworth.

Defender Luke Jones hit the second-half winner, showing wonderful composure to slot home his seventh goal of the season after great work by Matt Green.

Tamworth edged the first half but missed several chances, and Michael Wylde hit the bar late on.

Green also hit the woodwork for the visitors, who held on to remain second.

The Stags are still a point behind leaders Kidderminster Harriers, who came back from a goal down to beat Braintree.

But they have three games in hand on their main title rivals and five wins from their last seven games will guarantee promotion back to the Football League.

The Lambs are 16th, but only two points clear of the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought it was one of the ugliest games I've ever been involved with and I said to the lads at half-time that it's not about performances.

"It was a second-ball game - the ball seemed to be up in the air all the time and we needed to adapt and overcome everything that happened.

"Luckily enough we did, we scored a good goal. Give credit to Tamworth, they threw the kitchen sink at us at the end, but we were resilient and we ground out a very good result."

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tamworth 0-1 Mansfield FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Jones 61

    Tamworth

    • 37 Mitchell
    • 02 Tait
    • 04 Wylde
    • 06 Marshall yellow card
    • 15 Courtney yellow card
    • 17 Gudger (Perry 90+4)
    • 03 Kelly
    • 08 Hendrie yellow card
    • 25 Lloyd (Hendrie 73 yellow card)
    • 07 Cunnington
    • 10 Byfield (Wright 64)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Breedon,
    • 30 Oji,
    • 28 Hendrie,
    • 09 Wright,
    • 33 Perry

    Mansfield

    • 01 Marriott yellow card
    • 04 Dempster yellow card
    • 05 Jones
    • 17 Beevers
    • 28 Taylor
    • 21 Murray
    • 26 Stevenson (Rhead 53)
    • 27 Chapman
    • 07 Meikle
    • 10 Green (Howell 85)
    • 11 Briscoe (Daniel 52)

    Substitutes

    • 02 Sutton,
    • 13 Howell,
    • 31 Daniel,
    • 16 Rhead,
    • 25 Hutchinson
    Ref: JohnsonAtt: 1,968
    TAMWORTH
    MANSFIELD

    Possession

    • Tamworth 51%
    • Mansfield 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Tamworth 4
    • Mansfield 10

    Attempts off target

    • Tamworth 5
    • Mansfield 5

    Corners

    • Tamworth 3
    • Mansfield 7

    Fouls

    • Tamworth 18
    • Mansfield 20
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+7:43 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+6:35 Alan Marriott takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+6:35 Booking Stuart Hendrie goes into the book.
    • 90:00+6:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Hendrie on Lee Beevers.
    • 90:00+5:19 Lindon Meikle produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 90:00+3:53 Marcus Kelly takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.
    • 90:00+3:15 Direct free kick taken by Richard Tait.
    • 90:00+3:15 Substitution Kyle Perry comes on in place of Connor Gudger.
    • 90:00+3:15 Matt Rhead challenges Connor Gudger unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 90:00+1:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Tait on Matt Rhead. Colin Daniel takes the free kick.
    • 89:42 Centre by Marcus Kelly, free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Cunnington on John Dempster. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.
    • 89:18 Foul by Adam Murray on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Marcus Kelly from right channel, clearance made by Luke Jones.
    • 86:54 The ball is sent over by Tom Marshall, save made by Alan Marriott.
    • 85:36 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Rhead. Liam Mitchell takes the indirect free kick.
    • 85:08 Tommy Wright challenges Lee Beevers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:32 Substitution Anthony Howell on for Matt Green.
    • 83:19 Shot comes in from Marcus Kelly from the free kick.
    • 83:19 Booking Alan Marriott is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 82:33 Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Hendrie, Alan Marriott makes a save. Marcus Kelly fouled by Alan Marriott, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 81:09 A cross is delivered by Adam Murray, free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Rhead on Connor Gudger. Direct free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 80:31 Matt Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Marshall. Liam Mitchell takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:11 Foul by Michael Wylde on Alan Marriott, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.
    • 76:18 Luke Jones challenges Tommy Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Marcus Kelly, Foul by Adam Cunnington on Matt Rhead, free kick awarded. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.
    • 75:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Gudger on Lindon Meikle. Lee Beevers takes the free kick.
    • 74:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chapman on Marcus Kelly. Direct free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 74:02 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Chapman, Tommy Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 74:02 Booking Tom Marshall goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 73:52 The referee penalises Tom Marshall for handball.
    • 72:10 Substitution Stuart Hendrie comes on in place of Danny Lloyd.
    • 69:07 The ball is crossed by Colin Daniel, Shot by Matt Green from deep inside the penalty area hits the post.
    • 67:52 Michael Wylde takes a shot.
    • 66:32 Unfair challenge on Adam Cunnington by Matt Green results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 65:50 Foul by Tommy Wright on Matt Rhead, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.
    • 65:21 Unfair challenge on Richard Tait by Matt Rhead results in a free kick. Richard Tait restarts play with the free kick.
    • 63:41 Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.
    • 63:41 Substitution Tommy Wright on for Darren Byfield.
    • 63:41 The referee gives a free kick against Darren Byfield for handball.
    • 63:00 Matt Rhead is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 62:11 Free kick taken by Greg Taylor.
    • 62:11 Booking Duane Courtney receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Daniel by Duane Courtney.
    • 60:45 Assist on the goal came from Matt Green.
    • 60:45 GOAL - Luke JonesTamworth 0 - 1 Mansfield A goal is scored by Luke Jones from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tamworth 0-1 Mansfield.
    • 60:06 Danny Lloyd challenges Lee Beevers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Greg Taylor.
    • 59:09 Inswinging corner taken by Adam Chapman from the left by-line, Tom Marshall manages to make a clearance.
    • 58:50 Shot by Danny Lloyd. Save by Alan Marriott.
    • 58:15 Matt Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Kelly. Tom Marshall takes the direct free kick.
    • 56:19 Michael Wylde gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Rhead. Adam Chapman delivers the ball, Matt Rhead takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Wylde. Inswinging corner taken by Adam Chapman, Header by Matt Rhead from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 55:52 Free kick taken by John Dempster.
    • 55:52 Booking The referee shows Lee Hendrie a yellow card.
    • 54:30 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Marcus Kelly, save by Alan Marriott. Short corner worked by Lee Hendrie. Lee Hendrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Daniel.
    • 54:30 Booking John Dempster receives a caution.
    • 54:02 Foul by John Dempster on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded.
    • 53:16 Unfair challenge on Tom Marshall by Matt Rhead results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Marshall.
    • 51:44 Substitution (Mansfield) makes a substitution, with Matt Rhead coming on for Lee Stevenson.
    • 51:44 Substitution Colin Daniel on for Louis Briscoe.
    • 51:15 Foul by Matt Green on Michael Wylde, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 50:27 Danny Lloyd takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alan Marriott.
    • 50:13 Centre by Lindon Meikle, Tom Marshall manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:25 A cross is delivered by Richard Tait, clearance made by John Dempster.
    • 48:40 Adam Cunnington produces a cross, clearance by Adam Murray.
    • 47:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Marshall on Matt Green. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adam Chapman from right channel. The official flags Matt Green offside. Free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 46:47 The referee gives a free kick against Danny Lloyd for handball. Direct free kick taken by Lee Beevers.
    • 45:33 Lee Hendrie takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:12 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+0:08 The ball is delivered by Lindon Meikle, Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Green.
    • 43:47 Foul by Adam Cunnington on Lee Stevenson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Chapman, Tom Marshall makes a clearance.
    • 42:38 Luke Jones takes a shot. Michael Wylde gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Adam Chapman from the left by-line, Lee Stevenson takes a shot. Blocked by Duane Courtney.
    • 42:13 Adam Murray takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Wylde.
    • 41:11 Adam Chapman takes a shot. Save made by Liam Mitchell.
    • 39:16 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Chapman, Headed effort from inside the area by John Dempster misses to the right of the goal.
    • 38:39 Lee Hendrie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Chapman. Greg Taylor takes the direct free kick.
    • 37:53 Duane Courtney crosses the ball, John Dempster manages to make a clearance. Lee Hendrie has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 36:15 The ball is delivered by Lee Hendrie. Danny Lloyd sends in a cross, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.
    • 34:23 Danny Lloyd fouled by Adam Murray, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Marcus Kelly from right channel, clearance made by Luke Jones.
    • 33:10 Lee Stevenson crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Tait.
    • 31:31 Lee Hendrie produces a cross, blocked by Greg Taylor.
    • 30:57 Unfair challenge on Lee Hendrie by Lindon Meikle results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 30:48 Lee Beevers delivers the ball, clearance made by Tom Marshall.
    • 29:49 The ball is crossed by Marcus Kelly, clearance by Luke Jones.
    • 28:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Cunnington on Greg Taylor. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.
    • 27:41 The ball is sent over by Lindon Meikle.
    • 26:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Briscoe on Marcus Kelly. Liam Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:35 Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Save by Liam Mitchell. Corner taken by Lee Stevenson, Matt Green challenges Liam Mitchell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Mitchell takes the free kick.
    • 23:36 Louis Briscoe crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Tait. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adam Chapman, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luke Jones misses to the right of the target.
    • 23:19 Matt Green takes a shot. Liam Mitchell makes a brilliant save.
    • 20:46 Adam Cunnington produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 15:19 The ball is swung over by Greg Taylor.
    • 14:47 Foul by Matt Green on Tom Marshall, free kick awarded. Liam Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:37 Corner taken right-footed by Lee Hendrie from the left by-line, Shot from close range by Darren Byfield misses to the left of the goal.
    • 12:54 The official flags Lindon Meikle offside. Liam Mitchell takes the indirect free kick.
    • 12:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Green by Michael Wylde. Direct free kick taken by John Dempster.
    • 11:46 The referee blows for offside against Matt Green. Free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 11:36 A cross is delivered by Louis Briscoe, clearance made by Tom Marshall.
    • 9:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Taylor by Adam Cunnington. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:22 The ball is swung over by Louis Briscoe, Lee Hendrie manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:08 Duane Courtney produces a cross, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.
    • 8:12 The ball is swung over by Danny Lloyd.
    • 7:20 Louis Briscoe crosses the ball, clearance made by Lee Hendrie.
    • 6:37 The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Byfield. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:52 Lee Stevenson takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Marshall. Corner taken by Adam Chapman, clearance made by Michael Wylde.
    • 2:15 Foul by Lindon Meikle on Richard Tait, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Mitchell.
    • 0:45 Adam Cunnington fouled by Greg Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Marcus Kelly from right channel, save by Alan Marriott.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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