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Mansfield Town 2-1 Southend United

Sam Clucas

Sam Clucas set Mansfield on their way to a first home win since September at the expense of Southend in League Two.

Clucas latched on to Martin Riley's long ball to slot the opener underneath goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

James Jennings fired home the second from close range after Bentley spilled Matthew Rhead's header.

Conor Clifford saw red for a foul on Rhead, before Ryan Leonard drilled in late on as the Shrimpers' eight-match unbeaten league run was ended.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"Difficult conditions, but when you are asking people to make decisions out there and you get them wrong constantly, it's nothing to do with the wind, it's nothing to do with Mansfield versus Southend.

"It almost looked like there was a conspiracy theory going on out there. We've had a couple of penalty decisions turned down, there's been a couple of really bad judgments.

"There was three teams on that park and two of them certainly didn't do themselves justice - ourselves, when we had the ball, and the referee and linesmen on numerous occasions with the decisions.

"The red card for Conor Clifford's an absolute disgrace. For me it was a very inexperienced decision."

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16JenningsBooked at 56mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4Dempster
  • 6Riley
  • 19Clements
  • 13HowellBooked at 72mins
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Clucas
  • 10Stevenson

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 15Dyer
  • 18Hutchinson
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17BentleyBooked at 87mins
  • 2WhiteBooked at 41minsSubstituted forEastwoodat 63'minutes
  • 3Coker
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forCliffordat 63'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 23Thompson
  • 5Phillips
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 39BarnardBooked at 62mins
  • 10Corr
  • 14HurstSubstituted forLairdat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 16Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 29Gomis
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
3,055

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

  5. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Booking

    Daniel Bentley (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Kevan Hurst.