League Two
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Stevenage 0-2 Mansfield Town

Ryan Tafazolli
Ryan Tafazolli has been with Mansfield since 2012, having started his career at Southampton

Two goals in five second-half minutes from Ryan Tafazolli and Jack Thomas helped Mansfield beat Stevenage and claim a third away win of the season.

Stevenage had slightly the better of a scrappy first half, but Tom Conlon headed straight at keeper Brian Jensen.

Mansfield went in front when Tafazolli headed home powerfully from Adam Chapman's corner before Thomas slid in Craig Westcarr's measured, low centre.

Boro almost pulled a goal back, but substitute Dipo Akinyemi drilled wide.

Mansfield's win moves them up into seventh place in the League Two table, while a third defeat in a row for Teddy Sheringham's side means they sit in 20th.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Joronen
  • 25Henry
  • 6Hughes
  • 4McCombeBooked at 89mins
  • 27Johnson
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
  • 8Schumacher
  • 24JebbSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 32ConlonSubstituted forAkinyemiat 74'minutes
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 16mins
  • 15HitchcockBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 11Pett
  • 16Day
  • 19Wells
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 28Smith
  • 33Kennedy

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 3Benning
  • 5PearceBooked at 66mins
  • 16Hunt
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 54mins
  • 19LambeBooked at 62mins
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuireBooked at 27mins
  • 10GreenBooked at 87minsSubstituted forBeardsleyat 90+1'minutes
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forCollinsat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Marsden
  • 6Collins
  • 9Beardsley
  • 14Thomas
  • 17Blair
  • 18Yussuf
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,509

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Mansfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Mansfield Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Kennedy.

  6. Post update

    Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Beardsley replaces Matt Green.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Connor Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

  12. Booking

    Jamie McCombe (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Collins replaces Craig Westcarr.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Jamie McCombe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Booking

    Matt Green (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).