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Mansfield Town 1-2 Exeter City

Reuben Reid's penalty deep into stoppage time capped off a dramatic turnaround as Exeter claimed an unlikely win at play-off rivals Mansfield.

Ryan Harley started the comeback in the 84th minute with a neat finish from Reid's knock-down, before Rhys Bennett brought down Reid inside the area in the 97th minute.

Reid stepped up confidently to dispatch the winning goal to move the Grecians into sixth place in the League Two table.

Mansfield had been good value for their interval lead and had put the ball in the net after just 80 seconds before the referee spotted Shaq Coulthirst had controlled with his hand before netting off the post.

Danny Rose headed a corner against the bar on the half-hour before the breakthrough came on 38 minutes as left back Mal Benning cut past Pierce Sweeney and slotted inside the far post.

However, the visitors raised it a gear in the second half and on 70 minutes Jack Stacey forced Jake Kean into his first real save, before the late double sealed a dramatic win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 2BennettBooked at 50mins
  • 6TaftSubstituted forHowkinsat 60'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 18MacDonaldSubstituted forCollinsat 73'minutes
  • 26Byrom
  • 28Whiteman
  • 10Green
  • 32RoseBooked at 69minsSubstituted forPotterat 80'minutes
  • 7Coulthirst

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 8Potter
  • 12Jensen
  • 15Howkins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24McGuire
  • 37Hakeem

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 31Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 29CrollSubstituted forOakleyat 76'minutes
  • 28StaceySubstituted forGrantat 80'minutes
  • 4JamesSubstituted forReidat 65'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 51mins
  • 7Harley
  • 14Watkins
  • 11Wheeler

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Tillson
  • 12Grant
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 26Ampadu
  • 33Reid
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,878

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Exeter City. Reuben Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 1. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Grant replaces Jack Stacey.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Oakley replaces Luke Croll.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Collins replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Reuben Reid replaces Lloyd James.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Kyle Howkins replaces George Taft.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Ryan Harley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) because of an injury.

Hand ball by George Taft (Mansfield Town).

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

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Booking

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

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3Portsmouth402181163352871
4Stevenage402051565521365
5Luton401615957372063
6Exeter401881465481762
7Carlisle401614105858062
8Blackpool4015151061412060
9Mansfield401513124945458
10Wycombe401610144947258
11Cambridge40169155045557
12Colchester40169155654257
13Accrington401413135149255
14Grimsby401410164753-652
15Barnet401215135054-451
16Notts County40147194666-2049
17Crewe401212164656-1048
18Crawley40139184761-1448
19Yeovil401016144253-1146
20Morecambe40137204764-1746
21Cheltenham401012184256-1442
22Hartlepool401011194967-1841
23Newport40812204464-2036
24Leyton Orient4095264172-3132
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