League Two
MansfieldMansfield Town0CheltenhamCheltenham Town2

Jamie Cureton ensured Cheltenham's League Two survival with a second-half brace to see off in-form Mansfield at the One Call Stadium.

The visitors came the closest to scoring before the break when Lewis Price blocked Matt Richards' effort.

The deadlock was finally broken for Cheltenham in the second half when Cureton slotted home from close range.

Cureton then sealed three points as he took the ball wide of Price before chipping into the net.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was poor. I can take us not passing the ball well, I can take us not keeping our shape, but what I can't take is us being out-worked.

"There was a lack of hunger and a lack of desire. It was a performance that lacked everything.

"They did what we our usually good at. I just can't believe the total lack of desire from us."

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"They (Mansfield) have got a way of playing that suits them. They've got pace and power and you have to deal with crosses, but I thought we were great from start to finish.

"He (Byron Harrison) was a real handful, both in the air and on the floor and as the game wore on he got better and better.

"We have got a decent enough group. We just haven't shown it enough."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 33Price
  • 28WestlakeSubstituted forMeikleat 45'minutes
  • 16JenningsSubstituted forSpeightat 75'minutes
  • 2Sutton
  • 6RileyBooked at 78mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 21MurrayBooked at 89mins
  • 13HowellSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutes
  • 11Clucas
  • 9Rhead
  • 23McGuire

Substitutes

  • 4Dempster
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Stevenson
  • 14Speight
  • 20Meikle
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 6Elliott
  • 5Brown
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forVincentat 90'minutes
  • 8Deering
  • 9Harrison
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forGornellat 85'minutes
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 27Williams
  • 28Ihiekwe
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
3,586

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Troy Brown.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Jamie Cureton.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Booking

    Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jake Speight replaces James Jennings.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.