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Hartlepool United 1-0 Mansfield Town

Hartlepool beat 10-man Mansfield to win for the third game in succession and move within one point of safety.

League Two's bottom side took the lead when Brad Walker converted from the penalty spot after a foul on Nicky Featherstone by Lee Beevers.

The Stags were reduced to 10 men when Junior Brown saw red for a dreadful studs-up challenge on Walker.

The visitors almost snatched a point only for Scott Flinders to brilliantly deny Chris Clements.

Mansfield manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Hartlepool v Mansfield

"I think for large periods of the game we had them on the back foot and we've ended up killing ourselves.

"You can't concede a penalty after two minutes and then have a man sent off and expect to have a strong hold in the game for 45 minutes.

"We had them on the back foot and didn't take advantage of it. Two minutes into the second half we end up shooting ourselves.

"It's part of the game that you rely on individuals to carry out their duties. It's a tough one but we go again."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 20Jones
  • 29Mirfin
  • 26HarrisonSubstituted forJonesat 32'minutes
  • 2Austin
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forHawkinsat 90+3'minutes
  • 31TshibolaBooked at 33mins
  • 21Duckworth
  • 7Franks
  • 35Bird

Substitutes

  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 27Jones

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 18BeeversSubstituted forBinghamat 72'minutes
  • 32RaynesBooked at 68mins
  • 3Riley
  • 26Elder
  • 12McGuireBooked at 86mins
  • 33HawkridgeSubstituted forLambeat 53'minutes
  • 28ClementsBooked at 38mins
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forOliverat 50'minutes
  • 24BrownBooked at 59mins
  • 29KeeBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 17Lambe
  • 25Oliver
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,166

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Hand ball by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Brad Walker.

Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Attempt saved. Jordan Jones (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United).

Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by David Mirfin (Hartlepool United).

Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Rakish Bingham replaces Lee Beevers.

Booking

Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Junior Brown (Mansfield Town).

Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Reggie Lambe replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Vadaine Oliver replaces Simon Heslop.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Mansfield Town 0. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Hartlepool United. Nicky Featherstone draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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