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Crawley Town 2-0 Mansfield Town

Mansfield's seven-match unbeaten run in League Two came to an end as substitutes Joe McNerney and Ibrahim Meite secured victory for Crawley.

Steve Evans had not seen his side lose since October, but the run came to an end against his former club as the Reds earned just a third home win under boss Harry Kewell.

Mansfield should have gone in front early on, but a tame shot from CJ Hamilton was cleared off the line by Josh Yorwerth.

Crawley top-scorer Jordan Roberts drove over from 20 yards, and was off-target from the edge of the area before team-mate Enzio Boldewijn fired into the side-netting.

After the interval, Josh Payne put a free-kick over the crossbar, and went closer soon after from long range.

Crawley broke the deadlock when Roberts crossed to the far post for half-time substitute McNerney who headed in his first goal of the season.

Meiite sealed victory in the first minute of stoppage-time, rounding goalkeeper Conrad Logan and finishing into an empty net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 22Lelan
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 90mins
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forMcNerneyat 45'minutes
  • 2Young
  • 4Payne
  • 25RandallSubstituted forBulmanat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Evina
  • 8SmithBooked at 42mins
  • 11Roberts
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forMeiteat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 5McNerney
  • 12Mersin
  • 21Bulman
  • 23Verheydt
  • 24Lewis
  • 26Meite

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 16White
  • 2Bennett
  • 6Diamond
  • 19HuntSubstituted forPearceat 76'minutes
  • 10Anderson
  • 7MacDonaldBooked at 53mins
  • 11Atkinson
  • 22HamiltonSubstituted forButcherat 69'minutes
  • 32Rose
  • 15SpencerSubstituted forAngolat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Digby
  • 5Pearce
  • 8Mellis
  • 9Angol
  • 12Olejnik
  • 21Sterling-James
  • 24Butcher
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
1,791

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Booking

Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dannie Bulman replaces Mark Randall.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Mansfield Town 0. Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Randall.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ibrahim Meite replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Lee Angol (Mansfield Town).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Delay in match Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Krystian Pearce replaces Johnny Hunt.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Lee Angol.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Zander Diamond (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Randall (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Callum Butcher replaces CJ Hamilton.

Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Johnny Hunt (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Mansfield Town 0. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Roberts following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Angol replaces Jimmy Spencer.

goal

As It Stood

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2Notts County21126336211542
3Accrington20114532221037
4Exeter2111372925436
5Wycombe219753829934
6Lincoln City219662619733
7Coventry219572114732
8Swindon2010283025532
9Mansfield218853025532
10Colchester219572924532
11Grimsby219572526-132
12Newport218763025531
13Cambridge218581725-829
14Carlisle217773130128
15Cheltenham217682829-127
16Stevenage217682631-527
17Crawley216691923-424
18Morecambe215791725-822
19Port Vale2163122131-1021
20Yeovil2155112740-1320
21Chesterfield2155112538-1320
22Crewe2162132135-1420
23Forest Green2155112340-1720
24Barnet2145122231-917
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