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Mansfield Town 0-2 Cheltenham Town

Jamie Cureton ensured Cheltenham's League Two survival with a second-half brace to see off in-form Mansfield at the One Call Stadium.

The visitors came the closest to scoring before the break when Lewis Price blocked Matt Richards' effort.

The deadlock was finally broken for Cheltenham in the second half when Cureton slotted home from close range.

Cureton then sealed three points as he took the ball wide of Price before chipping into the net.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was poor. I can take us not passing the ball well, I can take us not keeping our shape, but what I can't take is us being out-worked.

"There was a lack of hunger and a lack of desire. It was a performance that lacked everything.

"They did what we our usually good at. I just can't believe the total lack of desire from us."

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"They (Mansfield) have got a way of playing that suits them. They've got pace and power and you have to deal with crosses, but I thought we were great from start to finish.

"He (Byron Harrison) was a real handful, both in the air and on the floor and as the game wore on he got better and better.

"We have got a decent enough group. We just haven't shown it enough."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 33Price
  • 28WestlakeSubstituted forMeikleat 45'minutes
  • 16JenningsSubstituted forSpeightat 75'minutes
  • 2Sutton
  • 6RileyBooked at 78mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 21MurrayBooked at 89mins
  • 13HowellSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutes
  • 11Clucas
  • 9Rhead
  • 23McGuire

Substitutes

  • 4Dempster
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Stevenson
  • 14Speight
  • 20Meikle
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 6Elliott
  • 5Brown
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forVincentat 90'minutes
  • 8Deering
  • 9Harrison
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forGornellat 85'minutes
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 27Williams
  • 28Ihiekwe
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
3,586

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Attempt blocked. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Jamie Cureton.

Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jake Speight replaces James Jennings.

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Jennings.

Attempt blocked. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Chesterfield442115867392878
3Rochdale442391266462078
4Fleetwood442291364491575
5Burton441915104739872
6Southend4418141254381668
7York4417161149391067
8Oxford Utd441614145145662
9Plymouth441610184754-758
10Bury441318135547857
11Dag & Red441415155054-457
12Mansfield441415154755-857
13Portsmouth441415154959-1057
14Wimbledon441414164751-456
15Newport441316155457-355
16Cheltenham441316155158-755
17Hartlepool441410204953-452
18Accrington441215174953-451
19Morecambe441214184964-1550
20Exeter441213195057-749
21Wycombe441114194252-1047
22Bristol Rovers441114194152-1147
23Northampton441114193656-2047
24Torquay44119243962-2342
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