League Two
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Mansfield Town 1-0 Morecambe

Alex Fisher
Alex Fisher's late goal secured all three points for Mansfield

Substitute Alex Fisher's last-minute strike helped Mansfield deservedly sink high-flying Morecambe.

The Stags dominated for long spells, but Matt Rhead was denied by Barry Roche and Rakish Bingham poked wide.

Lee Beevers clipped the crossbar for the hosts, while Morecambe's Aaron McGowan saw his dipping effort from 16 yards parried by Dimitar Evtimov.

With time running out, Liam Marsden's long throw from the left was flicked on by Ollie Palmer for Fisher to turn in.

Mansfield climb up to 12th place in League Two, while Morecambe drop to fourth.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Cox on Mansfield v Morecambe

"I thought we deserved the luck. That was our best home performance. The lads were brave and we played some good stuff. That's how I want us to play at home - with freedom.

"It's got a monkey off of our backs, we probably should have scored more and it took until late on but it doesn't matter how you win. It is winning that counts."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 23Evtimov
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 3Riley
  • 2Sutton
  • 21Murray
  • 19Marsden
  • 18Beevers
  • 28Clements
  • 11BinghamSubstituted forHeslopat 90+2'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 82'minutes
  • 7BellSubstituted forFisherat 74'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 8Fisher
  • 12McGuire
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Heslop
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 6Edwards
  • 5HughesBooked at 44mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 21McGowanSubstituted forDevittat 77'minutes
  • 15Widdowson
  • 17Fleming
  • 16Drummond
  • 4Kenyon
  • 27AmondSubstituted forMullinat 58'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forEllisonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Devitt
  • 8Wright
  • 10Williams
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Mullin
  • 13Goodall
  • 25Arestidou
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
2,185

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home16
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Morecambe 0.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Simon Heslop replaces Rakish Bingham.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Morecambe 0. Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ollie Palmer.

Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Matthew Rhead.

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jamie Devitt replaces Aaron McGowan.

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

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alex Fisher replaces Fergus Bell.

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

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

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Jack Sampson.

Booking

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8611116519
2Bury8521125717
3Wycombe8521115617
4Morecambe8512127516
5Northampton8422138514
6Shrewsbury8422127514
7Southend842285314
8Cheltenham842275214
9Portsmouth841397213
10Mansfield840489-112
11Cambridge83231511411
12Wimbledon83231412211
13Plymouth831497210
14Stevenage83141013-310
15Tranmere8233101009
16York816189-19
17Newport8233810-29
18Luton823357-29
19Dag & Red82151016-67
20Accrington8215916-77
21Hartlepool8215512-77
22Oxford Utd8134911-26
23Exeter8134611-56
24Carlisle8035618-123
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