League Two
HartlepoolHartlepool United1MansfieldMansfield Town0

Hartlepool United 1-0 Mansfield Town

Hartlepool beat 10-man Mansfield to win for the third game in succession and move within one point of safety.

League Two's bottom side took the lead when Brad Walker converted from the penalty spot after a foul on Nicky Featherstone by Lee Beevers.

The Stags were reduced to 10 men when Junior Brown saw red for a dreadful studs-up challenge on Walker.

The visitors almost snatched a point only for Scott Flinders to brilliantly deny Chris Clements.

Mansfield manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think for large periods of the game we had them on the back foot and we've ended up killing ourselves.

"You can't concede a penalty after two minutes and then have a man sent off and expect to have a strong hold in the game for 45 minutes.

"We had them on the back foot and didn't take advantage of it. Two minutes into the second half we end up shooting ourselves.

"It's part of the game that you rely on individuals to carry out their duties. It's a tough one but we go again."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 20Jones
  • 29Mirfin
  • 26HarrisonSubstituted forJonesat 32'minutes
  • 2Austin
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8WalkerSubstituted forHawkinsat 90+3'minutes
  • 31TshibolaBooked at 33mins
  • 21Duckworth
  • 7Franks
  • 35Bird

Substitutes

  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 27Jones

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 18BeeversSubstituted forBinghamat 72'minutes
  • 32RaynesBooked at 68mins
  • 3Riley
  • 26Elder
  • 12McGuireBooked at 86mins
  • 33HawkridgeSubstituted forLambeat 53'minutes
  • 28ClementsBooked at 38mins
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forOliverat 50'minutes
  • 24BrownBooked at 59mins
  • 29KeeBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 17Lambe
  • 25Oliver
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,166

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Mansfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Mansfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Brad Walker.

  5. Post update

    Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

  7. Booking

    Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Jones (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Hartlepool United).

  15. Post update

    Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by David Mirfin (Hartlepool United).

  19. Post update

    Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Rakish Bingham replaces Lee Beevers.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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