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Stevenage 3-0 Mansfield Town

Chris Whelpdale scored twice against Mansfield as Stevenage earned a second consecutive home win.

He scored his first after just three minutes, converting when one-on-one after a pinpoint pass from Tom Pett.

Charlie Lee slotted in a Chris Beardsley cross from inside the area to double the lead two minutes later.

Reggie Lambe and Matt Rhead went close for Mansfield before Whelpdale tapped in Roarie Deacon's cross to seal a comfortable victory late on.

Stevenage move up to 13th place in League Two, while Mansfield drop to 11th.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Cox on Mansfield v Stevenage

"We have just had a good chat with the players. We know now where we need to improve and where things went wrong.

"We have had a positive discussion and been analytical on where things went wrong.

"We gave ourselves a hill to climb conceding two goals early on and you can't do that in this league. I think that's about our worst performance this season. It's a bad performance and a bad result."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v Mansfield

"It was a strong display, it was an organised display. I thought in the second half we were much better. It could have easily ran out a bigger scoreline with the chances we had. It's good to get the third and just seal the deal on it.

"They're quite straightforward to play against in many regards, as you know what they're going to do.

"The boys who came on made the difference they were expected to, but in fairness the stars of the show were the boys that started, particularly Dean Wells."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 9Charles
  • 5Ashton
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forConlonat 46'minutes
  • 6Bond
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 11PettSubstituted forDeaconat 65'minutes
  • 20BeardsleySubstituted forCalcuttat 75'minutes
  • 22Lee

Substitutes

  • 3Dembele
  • 10Zola
  • 15Calcutt
  • 27Johnson
  • 30Reading
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Deacon

Mansfield

  • 23Evtimov
  • 18Beevers
  • 2SuttonSubstituted forMcGuireat 45'minutes
  • 3Riley
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 17LambeSubstituted forPalmerat 46'minutes
  • 16Heslop
  • 19MarsdenBooked at 79mins
  • 21MurrayBooked at 88mins
  • 9RheadSubstituted forFisherat 60'minutes
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 4Dempster
  • 8Fisher
  • 12McGuire
  • 14Palmer
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
2,820

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Foul by Andy Bond (Stevenage).

Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Mansfield Town 0. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roarie Deacon.

Booking

Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Connor Calcutt (Stevenage) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Connor Calcutt replaces Chris Beardsley.

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Andy Bond.

Foul by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

Attempt saved. Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Tom Pett.

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Bond (Stevenage).

Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alex Fisher replaces Matthew Rhead.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

Jon Ashton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712139422
2Wycombe10631136721
3Bury10622168820
4Southend10622127520
5Northampton105231813517
6Morecambe10514129316
7Shrewsbury10433128415
8Portsmouth10433108215
9Cheltenham1043387115
10Luton1043387115
11Mansfield105051114-315
12Wimbledon104241616014
13Stevenage104241313014
14Plymouth10415118313
15Newport103431211113
16Accrington104151520-513
17Exeter103341013-312
18Cambridge103251513211
19Dag & Red103251317-411
20Tranmere102351113-29
21York101631014-49
22Hartlepool10226514-98
23Oxford Utd10145913-47
24Carlisle10136921-126
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