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Lincoln City 0-1 Mansfield Town

Lincoln fell one day short of completing a year unbeaten in all competitions at Sincil Bank as Danny Rose came off the bench to head Mansfield to victory.

It took Rose just three minutes to find the net as he nodded home Hayden White's cross from the right - the Stags' first effort on goal.

A series of blocks by Mansfield defender David Mirfin kept the scores level at the break, with the defender twice denying Michael Bostwick and Billy Knott clear goalscoring opportunities.

At the other end, Alex MacDonald went close with a clever free-kick midway through the first half that deceived the Lincoln wall and goalkeeper Paul Farman.

Mansfield boss Steve Evans introduced Rose just before the hour, much to the delight of the travelling 1,459 supporters, and it was a move that immediately paid dividends.

A marauding run from full-back White resulted in a pinpoint cross to the head of Rose and the substitute made no mistake.

Another sub, Lincoln's Sean Long, almost picked out Knott for an equaliser 10 minutes from time, but the midfielder just failed to connect with his cross.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 23Eardley
  • 15Dickie
  • 25Raggett
  • 3HaberghamSubstituted forLongat 78'minutes
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forPalmerat 78'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 16BostwickBooked at 79mins
  • 11Knott
  • 9RheadSubstituted forGinnellyat 60'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 5Waterfall
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 8Palmer
  • 14Maguire-Drew
  • 21Vickers

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 16White
  • 5Pearce
  • 18Mirfin
  • 19Hunt
  • 17Potter
  • 4Digby
  • 24Butcher
  • 7MacDonaldSubstituted forAndersonat 85'minutes
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forRoseat 58'minutes
  • 9AngolSubstituted forAtkinsonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diamond
  • 8Mellis
  • 10Anderson
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 21Sterling-James
  • 32Rose
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
9,563

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Lee Angol.

Robert Dickie (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Matt Green (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Paul Anderson replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Callum Butcher (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Sean Long replaces Sam Habergham.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Harry Anderson.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

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

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Lincoln City).

David Mirfin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Johnny Hunt (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 0, Mansfield Town 1. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Hayden White.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Josh Ginnelly replaces Matt Rhead.

Attempt missed. Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Kane Hemmings.

Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Angol (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

David Mirfin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Robert Dickie (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Angol (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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