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Mansfield Town 1-3 Torquay United

Torquay United

Torquay United were relegated from League Two despite a comfortable victory over 10-man Mansfield.

The Gulls took the lead when John Dempster put through his own net and that advantage was doubled through Ashley Yeoman's close-range effort.

Mansfield's Matt Rhead then saw red for a poor challenge on Dale Tonge before a James Jennings header pulled one back.

Yeoman missed a great chance to increase the lead before Shaquile Coulthirst's header sealed the win.

Despite securing their third successive away victory, Torquay end their five-season tenure in the Football League after Bristol Rovers and Northampton both won their respective matches.

Mansfield began the game positively and should have taken the lead through Ollie Palmer but his header from six yards went just wide.

The Gulls responded well and opened the scoring when Baily Cargill's driven cross from the left found the unfortunate Dempster, who could only turn the ball past his own keeper.

Rhead and Dempster both missed the target with headers as the Stags searched for an equaliser, but it was the visitors who struck again.

Courtney Cameron's cross was met by Yeoman and after his initial header was saved, he reacted quickest to fire the loose ball into the back of the net.

It got worse for Mansfield before the break when Rhead was sent off for a poor challenge but despite that the hosts got back in the game through Jennings' header shortly into the second half.

The visitors piled on the pressure but missed a host of chances to increase their lead until Coulthirst headed home substitute Jordan Chappell's centre.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"That stunk of an end of season performance.

"Some of the lads looked like they are already on their holidays, and I've just told some of them that they won't be coming back from their holidays.

"Since I've been at this club we have always worked hard and that's not been the case today.

"I think too many think they have arrived because they are Football League players. That's not me. We have to continue to work hard."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 33Price
  • 29Marsden
  • 16JenningsBooked at 68mins
  • 6RileySubstituted forHowellat 79'minutes
  • 4Dempster
  • 2Sutton
  • 21Murray
  • 30DanielSubstituted forClucasat 20'minutes
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forSpeightat 85'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 44mins
  • 19Clements

Substitutes

  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 13Howell
  • 14Speight
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 30Cargill
  • 6Lathrope
  • 29O'Connor
  • 5Pearce
  • 27CoulthirstSubstituted forStockleyat 83'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forChapellat 76'minutes
  • 14Yeoman
  • 11Cameron

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 4Downes
  • 8Harding
  • 12Chapell
  • 15Thompson
  • 19Stockley
  • 23Stevens
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,389

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jake Speight replaces Ollie Palmer.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

  12. Post update

    (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Anthony Howell replaces Martin Riley.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3. Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Chapell with a cross.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Elliot Benyon.

  20. Post update

    Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale452491268462281
2Scunthorpe452020566422480
3Chesterfield442115867392878
4Fleetwood4522101365501576
5Burton441915104739872
6York4518161150391170
7Southend4518151255391669
8Oxford Utd451614155247562
9Plymouth451611184855-759
10Bury451319135951858
11Portsmouth451416155363-1058
12Dag & Red451415165057-757
13Mansfield451415164858-1057
14Wimbledon451414174754-756
15Newport451316165458-455
16Cheltenham451316165160-955
17Accrington451315175154-354
18Hartlepool451411205054-453
19Morecambe451314185264-1253
20Exeter451313195257-552
21Bristol Rovers451214194353-1050
22Northampton451214193956-1750
23Wycombe451114204354-1147
24Torquay45129244263-2145
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