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Mansfield Town 3-0 Newport County

Brian Jensen of Mansfield clears the danger from Zak Ansa
Mansfield keeper Brian Jensen clears the danger from Zak Ansa

Three second half goals saw Mansfield secure their third successive win in League Two with victory over struggling Newport County.

Craig Westcarr volleyed home to give Mansfield the lead five minutes into the second half.

Malvind Benning's stunning volley doubled the home side's lead before substitute Adi Yussuf sealed victory.

It was John Sheridan's first defeat in charge of Newport and the Exiles remain bottom of the table.

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales: "I'm not happy with the performance in the first half.

"I thought I was looking at a different team to the one I saw last weekend. But I've been here a short time and I'm giving players an opportunity.

"We are where we are for a reason but I definitely believe we can get out of this situation."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 3Benning
  • 24McGuire
  • 20ThomasSubstituted forClementsat 84'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 19LambeSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forYussufat 87'minutes
  • 11Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 4Rose
  • 6Collins
  • 8Clements
  • 14Thomas
  • 17Blair
  • 18Yussuf

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forOfori-Twumasiat 27'minutes
  • 12Donacien
  • 6Taylor
  • 3Barrow
  • 18Bennett
  • 8KlukowskiBooked at 63minsSubstituted forRodmanat 65'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forBodenat 65'minutes
  • 9Ansah

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 17Blackwood
  • 19Boden
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Parselle
  • 23Rodman
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,278

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0. Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mitch Rose.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town).

Matt Taylor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Matt Green.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town).

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Clements replaces Jack Thomas.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Ansah (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Zak Ansah (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Mitch Rose replaces Reggie Lambe.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt blocked. Zak Ansah (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Newport County 0. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Thomas.

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scott Boden replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Alex Rodman replaces Yan Klukowski.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Newport County).

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Scott Barrow (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

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

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Newport County 0. Craig Westcarr (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Scott Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth126512011923
2Plymouth11722189923
3Oxford Utd12651179823
4Mansfield126422091122
5Accrington126421711622
6Wycombe11632168821
7Leyton Orient126332216621
8Northampton126331814421
9Carlisle125432222019
10Luton125342216618
11Morecambe125252323017
12Exeter115241616017
13Bristol Rovers115151412216
14Wimbledon124441314-116
15Notts County114251619-314
16Cambridge123541518-314
17Hartlepool124171219-713
18Crawley123361319-612
19York122551417-311
20Barnet123181422-810
21Yeovil122371320-79
22Stevenage112361118-79
23Dag & Red121561423-98
24Newport12138722-156
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