League Two
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Mansfield Town 1-0 Stevenage

Reggie Lambe
Reggie Lambe celebrates scoring the winning goal to lift Mansfield out of the relegation zone.

A first win in seven was enough to drag Mansfield out of the relegation zone as they edged out visitors Stevenage.

A scrappy first half provided few chances, before the game came to life in the second.

Substitute Reggie Lambe rifled in a back-post volley to win the game, as Mansfield debutant Lenny Pidgelely did not have a serious save to make.

Stevenage slipped to a third successive defeat as they fell four points off the play-off places.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Mansfield v Stevenage

"It was more of a relief for the hard work that everyone's putting in. This group can't do any more at the moment and I've just said to them they deserve it.

"One of the big things we spoke about in the week was that everyone's putting in 100% and it's not enough. When you're at the bottom of the league it needs to be 110%.

"Teams that make a difference in football have players that can do that. I looked at the boys today and they did just that."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 2SuttonBooked at 78mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 32Raynes
  • 18BeeversBooked at 90mins
  • 28Clements
  • 12McGuireBooked at 32mins
  • 26Elder
  • 25Oliver
  • 9RheadSubstituted forBrownat 84'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forLambeat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 3Riley
  • 11Bingham
  • 16Heslop
  • 17Lambe
  • 24Brown

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 9Charles
  • 3DembeleSubstituted forN'Guessanat 65'minutes
  • 36Andrade
  • 12McAllisterSubstituted forWaltonat 68'minutes
  • 22LeeBooked at 78mins
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 33Kennedy
  • 24JohnsonSubstituted forBeardsleyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 5Ashton
  • 8Walton
  • 20Beardsley
  • 28N'Guessan
  • 35Millard
  • 38Storer
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
2,436

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 0.

Foul by Junior Brown (Mansfield Town).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Junior Brown replaces Matthew Rhead.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Callum Elder.

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Beardsley replaces Danny Johnson.

Booking

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt blocked. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Simon Walton replaces David McAllister because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Joseph N'Guessan replaces Bira Dembélé.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Bira Dembélé (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dean Wells.

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.

Attempt missed. Danny Johnson (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 0. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Matthew Rhead.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29176641271457
2Wycombe291511341212056
3Shrewsbury29167641192255
4Luton28149534211351
5Southend2914963124751
6Newport2913793635146
7Bury29136104034645
8Plymouth291271033221143
9Exeter30119104042-242
10Stevenage29125123938141
11Northampton29124134740740
12Wimbledon28117104038240
13Morecambe29108112928138
14Cambridge28106124234836
15Oxford Utd29810113337-434
16Portsmouth2889112933-433
17Dag & Red2996143239-733
18Carlisle29103163750-1333
19Accrington28103153649-1333
20Mansfield2887132335-1231
21Tranmere2879122934-530
22Cheltenham2979132643-1730
23York29513112735-828
24Hartlepool2956182250-2821
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