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Mansfield Town 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Junior Brown
Junior Brown's winner was his third goal for Mansfield Town since joining on loan from Oxford

Junior Brown grabbed a late winner as Mansfield leapfrogged fellow League Two strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge.

The Daggers had more chances in a quiet first half, but struggled to test Stags goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley.

However, the hosts took the lead a minute after the break through Reggie Lambe's tap-in.

Jamie Cureton equalised with his 250th career league goal but, after Mansfield had two efforts cleared off the line, Brown's 12-yard strike earned victory.

The result moves Mansfield up to 18th place in the table, one point and one place above the Daggers and five points clear of the relegation zone.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Mansfield v Dag & Red

"In these games, the pressure is built up by the media and that makes it a must-win game and a six-pointer. But we knew we had to manage the situation because it was a massive game.

"I thought it was an ugly game as it was two anxious teams that wanted points. The atmosphere was very tense - everyone was on edge.

"We went through the motions in the first half, but I asked for a response in the second half and we got what we wanted."

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

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Burnett on Mansfield v Dagenham

"I felt we were worthy of a point, two real sloppy goals to give away and you can't defend like that.

"It was a game of concentration today, and I said that the team who concentrates the best, the longest and the most intensely will win the game.

"We managed to get back into the game with a fantastic goal from Jamie Cureton - I didn't think we were under any real pressure at that point and I thought we were more likely to go on and win the game."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 2Sutton
  • 3Riley
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 26Elder
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 20ThomasSubstituted forKeeat 66'minutes
  • 17LambeSubstituted forMonakanaat 78'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 24Brown
  • 25Oliver

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 7Monakana
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 12McGuire
  • 18Beevers
  • 29Kee

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 25Obileye
  • 4Doe
  • 33Widdowson
  • 17HowellSubstituted forCarrat 85'minutes
  • 28Boucaud
  • 6Bingham
  • 7Cureton
  • 35JakubiakSubstituted forFenelonat 80'minutes
  • 23Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 5Saah
  • 9Fenelon
  • 15Labadie
  • 16Carr
  • 22Gayle
  • 29Raymond
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
2,546

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

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

Foul by Daniel Carr (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Hand ball by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Daniel Carr replaces Luke Howell.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Shamir Fenelon replaces Alex Jakubiak.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Reggie Lambe.

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Billy Kee replaces Jack Thomas.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Callum Elder.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andre Boucaud.

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

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Brown.

Second Half

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34197846301664
2Shrewsbury33187847242361
3Wycombe331612547291860
4Luton331610741271458
5Southend3316983830857
6Bury331671045351055
7Newport33158104038253
8Plymouth331571140251552
9Stevenage33147124843549
10Northampton331451453431047
11Wimbledon33129124343045
12Portsmouth331111113937244
13Morecambe33128133434044
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington33134164153-1243
16Cambridge33118144844441
17Oxford Utd33911133640-438
18Mansfield33108152842-1438
19Dag & Red33107163746-937
20Tranmere33810153443-934
21Cheltenham33810153048-1834
22York33615123140-933
23Carlisle33103204058-1833
24Hartlepool3376202554-2927
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