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Stevenage 0-1 Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town remained in the hunt for a play-off place in League Two after Danny Rose scored the only goal of the game in a vital victory at fellow chasers Stevenage.

The Stags are now just one point off the top seven, while Stevenage are clinging on to their place with two games left after an insipid display that saw them rarely threaten.

Boro gave a first start to 18-year-old Mark McKee and he almost had a dream start when he half-volleyed into the side netting after nine minutes.

Mansfield ended the first half strongly and came extremely close four minutes before the break when Rose's header from Joel Byrom's corner was cleared off the line by Jobi McAnuff.

The Stags' pressure paid off, however, as Stevenage failed to get the ball clear before it eventually fell for Rose, who rifled his shot into the roof of the net.

Alex MacDonald threatened a second for the visitors when he brilliantly burst past two defenders, but he made a real hash of his finish when through on goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25HenrySubstituted forTongeat 77'minutes
  • 4King
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 7McAnuffBooked at 90mins
  • 17GormanBooked at 63mins
  • 22LeeBooked at 57mins
  • 11Pett
  • 26HindsSubstituted forGrayat 66'minutes
  • 30McKeeSubstituted forKennedyat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 14Kennedy
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
  • 19Wells
  • 31Gray
  • 33Ntlhe

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 6TaftSubstituted forCollinsat 74'minutes
  • 16WhiteBooked at 51mins
  • 26Byrom
  • 28Whiteman
  • 18MacDonaldSubstituted forMcGuireat 88'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 7Coulthirst
  • 32RoseSubstituted forGreenat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 8Potter
  • 9Hoban
  • 10Green
  • 12Jensen
  • 17Arquin
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,765

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jamie McGuire replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Ronnie Henry.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jobi McAnuff.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Collins replaces George Taft because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Green replaces Danny Rose.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jamie Gray replaces Kaylen Hinds.

Attempt saved. Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster442510983503385
2Plymouth442581168442483
3Portsmouth442491172393381
4Luton441817963412271
5Exeter442081670521868
6Blackpool4417161166442267
7Stevenage44206186659766
8Mansfield441714135247565
9Wycombe441811155652465
10Carlisle441617116465-165
11Cambridge44189175649763
12Colchester441712156256663
13Accrington441614145552362
14Grimsby441710175759-261
15Barnet441315165359-654
16Notts County44158215274-2253
17Crewe441313185364-1152
18Morecambe44149215169-1851
19Crawley441311205167-1650
20Yeovil441116174861-1349
21Cheltenham441114194763-1647
22Newport441112214870-2245
23Hartlepool441013215273-2143
24Leyton Orient44106284581-3636
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