League Two
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Morecambe 1-3 Mansfield Town

Mansfield maintained their quest for a League Two play-off spot with victory over struggling Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

Danny Rose scored twice for the Stags to inflict a sixth successive defeat on the home side.

Rose gave the Stags the lead after four minutes when he drilled a low shot past Barry Roche from 12 yards.

The Shrimps were level three minutes later after a mistake in the Mansfield defence. Roche's long clearance was not dealt with by Rhys Bennett and Paul Mullin took advantage to run on goal and stroke the ball calmly past the helpless Jake Kean.

The visitors then took advantage of some sloppy defending at the other end to regain the lead after 33 minutes when Rose profited from a mistake from Michael Rose to beat Roche from 12 yards as the ball somehow squirmed under the keeper's body.

The Stags then added a third after 39 minutes through another swift counter attack.

Shaquile Coulthirst did well to hold the ball up and delivered the perfect pass for Ben Whiteman to slide the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the goal from the edge of the area.

The Shrimps started the second half sharply with Aaron Wildig forcing Kean into a good save just seconds after the restart.

From there Mansfield were happy to soak up pressure and hit Morecambe on the break, with Danny Rose denied his hat-trick by a superb save from Roche with 51 minutes gone.

Match support supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 19DuckworthBooked at 31mins
  • 6WinnardBooked at 85mins
  • 16Whitmore
  • 14ConlanSubstituted forMolyneuxat 75'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forEvansat 68'minutes
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forJordanat 65'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 11Ellison
  • 7Mullin

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 3McGowan
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Molyneux
  • 20Maher
  • 21Evans
  • 27Jordan

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 16White
  • 2Bennett
  • 15Howkins
  • 3BenningBooked at 62mins
  • 18MacDonaldSubstituted forPotterat 86'minutes
  • 26Byrom
  • 28Whiteman
  • 10GreenSubstituted forBaxendaleat 80'minutes
  • 7Coulthirst
  • 32RoseBooked at 55minsSubstituted forArquinat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Taft
  • 8Potter
  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Jensen
  • 17Arquin
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,497

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Mansfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Mansfield Town 3.

Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Luke Jordan (Morecambe).

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Michael Duckworth (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Luke Jordan (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Booking

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

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. James Baxendale replaces Matt Green.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Yoann Arquin replaces Danny Rose.

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Howkins (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Luke Conlan because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Luke Conlan (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Antony Evans replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Jordan replaces Rhys Turner.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Kyle Howkins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth392081161352668
4Stevenage391951564521262
5Blackpool391515961402160
6Luton391515956371960
7Exeter391781463471659
8Carlisle391514105658-259
9Mansfield391513114843558
10Colchester39169145551457
11Wycombe391510144747055
12Cambridge38159144842654
13Grimsby391410154648-252
14Barnet391215125053-351
15Accrington381213134849-149
16Crewe391212154554-948
17Crawley39139174760-1348
18Yeovil391016134251-946
19Morecambe39137194661-1546
20Notts County39137194365-2246
21Hartlepool391011184965-1641
22Cheltenham39912183955-1639
23Newport39712204364-2133
24Leyton Orient3995254170-2932
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