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Stevenage 0-2 Mansfield Town

Ryan Tafazolli
Ryan Tafazolli has been with Mansfield since 2012, having started his career at Southampton

Two goals in five second-half minutes from Ryan Tafazolli and Jack Thomas helped Mansfield beat Stevenage and claim a third away win of the season.

Stevenage had slightly the better of a scrappy first half, but Tom Conlon headed straight at keeper Brian Jensen.

Mansfield went in front when Tafazolli headed home powerfully from Adam Chapman's corner before Thomas slid in Craig Westcarr's measured, low centre.

Boro almost pulled a goal back, but substitute Dipo Akinyemi drilled wide.

Mansfield's win moves them up into seventh place in the League Two table, while a third defeat in a row for Teddy Sheringham's side means they sit in 20th.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Joronen
  • 25Henry
  • 6Hughes
  • 4McCombeBooked at 89mins
  • 27Johnson
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
  • 8Schumacher
  • 24JebbSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 32ConlonSubstituted forAkinyemiat 74'minutes
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 16mins
  • 15HitchcockBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 11Pett
  • 16Day
  • 19Wells
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 28Smith
  • 33Kennedy

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 3Benning
  • 5PearceBooked at 66mins
  • 16Hunt
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 54mins
  • 19LambeBooked at 62mins
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuireBooked at 27mins
  • 10GreenBooked at 87minsSubstituted forBeardsleyat 90+1'minutes
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forCollinsat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Marsden
  • 6Collins
  • 9Beardsley
  • 14Thomas
  • 17Blair
  • 18Yussuf
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,509

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Mansfield Town 2.

Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Kennedy.

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Beardsley replaces Matt Green.

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

Connor Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Jamie McCombe (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Collins replaces Craig Westcarr.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Jamie McCombe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

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

Hand ball by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Mansfield Town).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Mansfield Town).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Smith (Stevenage).

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dipo Akinyemi replaces Tom Conlon.

Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Connor Smith (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe10631145921
2Plymouth10622168820
3Portsmouth105411710719
4Accrington10541147719
5Leyton Orient105321712518
6Oxford Utd10451138517
7Mansfield10442136716
8Carlisle104421919016
9Exeter105141515016
10Northampton104331311215
11Luton104241714314
12Morecambe104241717014
13Notts County104241516-114
14Bristol Rovers10415109113
15Cambridge103431213-113
16Wimbledon103431113-213
17Hartlepool104151013-313
18Barnet103161318-510
19York102351114-39
20Stevenage102351117-69
21Crawley10235915-69
22Yeovil102171118-77
23Dag & Red10145917-87
24Newport10127618-125
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