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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

  15. Dismissal

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.