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Mansfield Town 2-0 Forest Green Rovers

Two goals in six second-half minutes finally saw Mansfield take control as Forest Green lost their first Football League away match.

After being frustrated by Rovers' spoiling tactics in the first half, the Stags grabbed the lead six minutes into the second as Danny Rose headed home a Joel Byrom corner at the far post.

The home side doubled their lead on 57 minutes as Paul Anderson, chasing a long forward ball, beat the offside trap to stride through on the left and, although Bradley Collins stopped his first effort, he tucked away the rebound into the empty net.

Rovers keeper Bradley Collins came up with two massive saves to make sure his side went in all square at the break.

After just five minutes he stood up tall to get in the way of Lee Angol's finish after he had robbed Lee Collins to run clear.

Then on the half-hour mark he got a good right hand to a powerful Paul Digby header from Byrom's corner.

Home keeper Conrad Logan had only one save to make all game in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 16White
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Diamond
  • 3BenningBooked at 62mins
  • 11AtkinsonSubstituted forPotterat 88'minutes
  • 4Digby
  • 26Byrom
  • 10Anderson
  • 32RoseSubstituted forSpencerat 71'minutes
  • 9AngolSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bennett
  • 8Mellis
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 17Potter
  • 21Sterling-James
  • 22Hamilton

Forest Green

  • 1CollinsBooked at 39mins
  • 2BennettBooked at 86mins
  • 5Collins
  • 6MontheBooked at 90mins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 3LairdSubstituted forWishartat 82'minutes
  • 4TraoréBooked at 64minsSubstituted forJamesat 65'minutes
  • 8NobleBooked at 36mins
  • 15Cooper
  • 9Doidge
  • 10BrownSubstituted forMullingsat 55'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 11Bugiel
  • 14Mullings
  • 17Wishart
  • 18Evans
  • 23Russell
  • 33James
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,826

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Attempt saved. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Hayden White.

Attempt blocked. Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Emmanuel Monthe (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town).

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Will Atkinson.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Spencer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Paul Digby (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt saved. Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wishart replaces Scott Laird.

Foul by Paul Digby (Mansfield Town).

Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Digby (Mansfield Town).

Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paul Digby (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

Foul by Paul Digby (Mansfield Town).

Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer replaces Danny Rose.

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

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke James replaces Drissa Traoré.

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