League Two
Mansfield1Tranmere0

Mansfield Town 1-0 Tranmere Rovers

Mansfield took a massive step towards safety in League Two following victory over fellow strugglers Tranmere.

Vadaine Oliver nearly gave the hosts the lead within 20 seconds but his shot was excellently saved by Rovers keeper Owain Fon Williams.

Oliver's through ball set up Reggie Lambe to give the home side the lead just before half-time.

Lambe was sent off deep in to stoppage time for his involvement in a bust-up between players of both sides.

Tranmere have dropped to the bottom of the Football League, two points adrift of safety with three games remaining, whilst Mansfield are eight points clear of the relegation zone in 20th position.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 32Raynes
  • 6TafazolliBooked at 66mins
  • 26Elder
  • 24BrownSubstituted forMarsdenat 90+3'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 12McGuireSubstituted forRavenhillat 68'minutes
  • 20ThomasSubstituted forRheadat 55'minutes
  • 17LambeBooked at 90mins
  • 25OliverBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Rhead
  • 10Hearn
  • 11Bingham
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 19Marsden
  • 33Hawkridge
  • 40Pidgeley

Tranmere

  • 1WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 12Donacien
  • 17TaylorSubstituted forHillat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31Myrie-Williams
  • 4PowerBooked at 90mins
  • 22Jennings
  • 10GreenBooked at 20mins
  • 29DonnellySubstituted forHumeat 62'minutes
  • 16StocktonSubstituted forOdejayiat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Koumas
  • 9Odejayi
  • 14Laird
  • 25Hill
  • 26Brezovan
  • 32Thompson
  • 34Hume
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,051

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Booking

Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Liam Marsden replaces Junior Brown.

Foul by Junior Brown (Mansfield Town).

George Green (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt saved. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ricky Ravenhill replaces Jamie McGuire.

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

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

Iain Hume (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Matthew Hill replaces Rob Taylor because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Iain Hume replaces Rory Donnelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Cole Stockton.

Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Rob Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Jack Thomas.

Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton42259860342684
2Shrewsbury432581065293683
3Wycombe432214764422280
4Bury422371256391776
5Southend422112950351575
6Stevenage431911135950968
7Plymouth4318111450331765
8Luton431711154943662
9Newport431711154750-362
10Exeter431613145861-361
11Northampton43177196256658
12Morecambe431512164849-157
13Wimbledon431414155357-456
14Portsmouth431314164951-253
15Dag & Red43158205055-553
16Oxford Utd431216154449-552
17Accrington431410195470-1652
18York431118144547-251
19Cambridge431212195660-448
20Mansfield43139213555-2048
21Carlisle42136235069-1945
22Hartlepool43118243463-2941
23Cheltenham43913213963-2440
24Tranmere43912224360-1739
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