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Mansfield Town 5-0 Newport County

Alfie Potter fires-in Mansfield's second goal after just nine minutes
Alfie Potter fires-in Mansfield's second goal after just nine minutes

Mansfield Town gave their promotion campaign a boost at the expense of out-of-sorts Newport County at Field Mill.

Playing for the first time since their FA Cup defeat by Tottenham at Wembley, County were blown away in 35 minutes.

Danny Rose opened the scoring after six minutes, with Alfie Potter striking twice before Alex MacDonald hit the fourth in the 34th minute.

Potter completed his hat-trick with a deflected shot after the break as the Stags moved into fifth place.

Newport remain in 12th place, but have not won in four league games and have lost their last three.

Newport manager Mike Flynn: "Let's not dress it up, six nights ago at Wembley I was the proudest manager in the country, tonight I'm ashamed.

"When you let in goals like that - it is the first time this season they've let themselves down like that and it will be the last time."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 10Anderson
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonald
  • 17PotterSubstituted forPenneyat 76'minutes
  • 25King
  • 22Hamilton
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forMillerat 79'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forSpencerat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diamond
  • 8Mellis
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 27Penney
  • 31Miller

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 28Demetriou
  • 17BennettSubstituted forTozerat 59'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 6White
  • 4Labadie
  • 8DolanSubstituted forO'Brienat 45'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 9Amond
  • 10NoubleSubstituted forJacksonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Tozer
  • 13Jackson
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 19Reid
  • 25O'Brien
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,866

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home27
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 5, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 5, Newport County 0.

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

Jimmy Spencer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer replaces Danny Rose.

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

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Penney (Mansfield Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Adam King (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

David Pipe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ricky Miller replaces Kane Hemmings.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Penney replaces Alfie Potter.

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

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

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

Foul by Marlon Jackson (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town).

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Accrington32194956371961
3Wycombe32178763461759
4Notts County32169754351957
5Mansfield321511651341756
6Swindon33173135147454
7Lincoln City321411744301453
8Exeter30164104135652
9Coventry32155123627950
10Colchester33131194539650
11Crawley33146133840-248
12Newport321210104143-246
13Carlisle32119124444042
14Cambridge32119123143-1242
15Cheltenham33109144648-239
16Stevenage33109144248-639
17Yeovil32108144550-538
18Grimsby3399152947-1836
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Forest Green3295183655-1932
21Morecambe31710142941-1231
22Crewe3293203554-1930
23Chesterfield3276193358-2527
24Barnet3267193048-1825
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