League Two
MansfieldMansfield Town4CrawleyCrawley Town0

Mansfield Town 4-0 Crawley Town

Mansfield earned a first home win this season by thrashing 10-man Crawley.

Nathan Thomas burst into the box before half-time and beat goalkeeper Freddie Woodman with a fierce strike.

Mitchell Rose drilled home from 20 yards to double the lead and three minutes later Gwion Edwards saw red for a late challenge on Nicky Hunt.

Two goals in two minutes followed as Matt Green turned in Craig Westcarr's low cross, before they exchanged roles as Westcarr was sent clean through.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Sussex:

"That was as poor as I can remember and as poor as I want to see from my team.

We gave the ball away continuously and and they bombarded us with relentless pressure that eventually paid off for them.

"We knew they would start off fast and we knew it just didn't happen."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 16Hunt
  • 15TafazolliSubstituted forCollinsat 81'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 4RoseSubstituted forLambeat 69'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 8Clements
  • 14Thomas
  • 10Green
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forYussufat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Marsden
  • 6Collins
  • 9Beardsley
  • 18Yussuf
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuire

Crawley

  • 1Woodman
  • 23DonnellySubstituted forBawlingat 73'minutes
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 3Scales
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 52mins
  • 4Walton
  • 8Smith
  • 14YoungSubstituted forRooneyat 55'minutes
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forBarnardat 24'minutes
  • 20Deacon

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Henderson
  • 12Preston
  • 17Bawling
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
2,524

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home21
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 4, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 4, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Thomas.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Craig Westcarr.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Collins replaces Ryan Tafazolli.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Simon Walton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town).

  17. Post update

    Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).