Northampton Town 1-0 Mansfield Town
Kaid Mohamed's first-half header earned Northampton Town victory over Mansfield Town at Sixfields on the opening day.
The Stags started well but it was the hosts' Lee Collins who hit the side-netting with the best early chance.
Mohamed then opened the scoring in the 26th minute, against the run of play, rising to meet Darren Carter's corner.
Northampton could have increased their lead as Carter went close twice and substitute Ivan Toney missed a clear-cut chance but the points were safe.
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"We switched off from a restart that was it.
"I thought both teams were evenly matched but we switched off from the restart and have been done 1-0. I don't think there was much in it.
"We got a bit edgy second half, We got a bit anxious but I thought we played some decent stuff but our decision making needs to be better."
- 16DiamondBooked at 28mins
- 11HackettSubstituted forHorwoodat 79'minutes
- 4CarterSubstituted forMorrisat 76'minutes
- 10O'TooleSubstituted forToneyat 57'minutes
- 2SuttonBooked at 8mins
- 4DempsterBooked at 83mins
- 7BellSubstituted forClucasat 54'minutes
- 22TaylorSubstituted forClementsat 80'minutes
- 14PalmerSubstituted forHearnat 55'minutes
- Andy Davies
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