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Mansfield Town 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Luke Joyce's first-half penalty helped in-form Accrington Stanley overcome 10-man Mansfield Town to record their fifth win in six matches.

Keeper Sacha Studer brought down Marcus Carver early on to gift the visitors a penalty which Joyce fiercely converted.

Mansfield were much improved after the break, with Rakesh Bingham's strike coming closest to finding a leveller.

But they were a man down when Murray was sent off eight minutes from time after a late challenge on Rob Atkinson.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"There was a few raised voices in the dressing room, That first-half performance won't be tolerated at this football club; I'm not accepting that.

"Everything we have worked for at this football club has been about hard work and desire and we never grafted today.

"When you don't do the basics and the simple things well, how are you meant to win football matches?"

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 18BeeversBooked at 45mins
  • 3Riley
  • 2Sutton
  • 15Freeman
  • 12McGuire
  • 6TafazolliSubstituted forLambeat 46'minutes
  • 7Bell
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 68'minutes
  • 11Bingham
  • 21MurrayBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 8Fisher
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Heslop
  • 17Lambe
  • 19Marsden
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Evtimov

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Aldred
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Proctor
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 14CarverSubstituted forMolyneuxat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11NaismithSubstituted forWindassat 73'minutes
  • 19Maguire

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 15Mingoia
  • 21Molyneux
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
2,699

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Attempt missed. Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Attempt blocked. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town).

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Dismissal

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) is shown the red card.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

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

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

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Kal Naismith.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Reggie Lambe.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Matthew Rhead.

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury117221881023
2Wycombe11641147722
3Burton117131412222
4Southend11623128420
5Morecambe11614139419
6Northampton115331914518
7Luton11533108218
8Plymouth11515128416
9Portsmouth11443108216
10Cheltenham1144398116
11Accrington115151620-416
12Shrewsbury11434129315
13Wimbledon114341717015
14Exeter114341214-215
15Mansfield115061115-415
16Cambridge114251814414
17Stevenage114251415-114
18Newport113441212013
19Dag & Red113261419-511
20Oxford Utd112451013-310
21York111731014-410
22Tranmere112361115-49
23Carlisle112361221-99
24Hartlepool11227517-128
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