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Mansfield Town 0-1 Morecambe

Andrew Fleming's 13th-minute strike proved enough for Morecambe to win at Mansfield and settle a disappointing game.

The Stags have yet to score at home in a first half all season and, although they struck the post after the break, they rarely looked like scoring as they went a third game without finding the net.

Morecambe took the lead when Rhys Turner got down the left and squared an inviting ball to Peter Murphy, who saw his fierce shot well parried by Scott Shearer with Fleming quickest to react to poke home the loose ball from five yards.

Mansfield pressed for an equaliser and racked up eight first-half corners, but struggled to create clear openings, though Matt Green forced Barry Roche to tip over a 26th-minute header from Ashley Hemmings' cross, while Pat Hoban fired wide from 18 yards from Green's nod-down.

Hoban then had a fierce shot parried at the near post soon after the break.

Substitute Danny Rose almost levelled within two minutes of joining the action as he hit a post with his follow-up after Roche had blocked a powerful Kyle Howkins shot on 63 minutes.

But the visitors saw out the rest of the game in comfort.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Howkins
  • 4Collins
  • 10Green
  • 8ClementsBooked at 37mins
  • 24McGuireSubstituted forThomasat 77'minutes
  • 23Hemmings
  • 34HendersonSubstituted forHamiltonat 46'minutes
  • 9HobanSubstituted forRoseat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Jensen
  • 14Hurst
  • 19Rose
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32Rose

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 6WinnardBooked at 72mins
  • 5Edwards
  • 21Jennings
  • 3McGowan
  • 24Rose
  • 8MurphyBooked at 75mins
  • 17Fleming
  • 14Conlan
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forMullinat 76'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forWildigat 83'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 7Mullin
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 15Wildig
  • 19Massanka
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,237

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Morecambe 1.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

James Jennings (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Booking

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Mansfield Town).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Kevin Ellison.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Jamie McGuire.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Rhys Turner.

Booking

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Peter Murphy (Morecambe).

Ashley Hemmings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Booking

Dean Winnard (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Rhys Turner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jamie McGuire.

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Kyle Howkins (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster22143544301445
2Plymouth22143535241145
3Carlisle221110141261543
4Portsmouth22115636221438
5Luton2298531201135
6Wycombe2210572925435
7Cambridge2210483025534
8Blackpool2296736241233
9Barnet228953130133
10Colchester228683027330
11Stevenage2293103334-130
12Grimsby228592927229
13Yeovil228592526-129
14Crawley228592836-829
15Exeter2283112526-127
16Crewe226972430-627
17Mansfield226882128-726
18Morecambe2182112538-1326
19Leyton Orient2273122529-424
20Hartlepool225892838-1023
21Notts County2264122537-1222
22Accrington2256112029-921
23Cheltenham224992434-1021
24Newport2145122535-1017
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