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Mansfield Town 1-2 Bristol Rovers

Matty Taylor
Matty Taylor has scored in his last four appearances for Bristol Rovers in all competitions

Ten-man Bristol Rovers beat nine-man Mansfield thanks to Matty Taylor's goal in the eighth minute of stoppage time.

Jermaine Easter gave the Pirates the lead with a powerful shot from seven yards before seeing red for raising his hands to home midfielder Jamie McGuire.

Krystian Pearce was dismissed for the hosts for an off-the-ball incident before Stags captain Nicky Hunt was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Ryan Tafazolli levelled from 18 yards only for Taylor to win it.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12JensenBooked at 59mins
  • 16HuntBooked at 77mins
  • 5PearceBooked at 60mins
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 3BenningBooked at 44mins
  • 24McGuireSubstituted forClementsat 55'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 20ThomasSubstituted forYussufat 51'minutes
  • 11Westcarr
  • 10Green
  • 19LambeSubstituted forThomasat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 4Rose
  • 6Collins
  • 8Clements
  • 14Thomas
  • 17Blair
  • 18Yussuf

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Nicholls
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forHarrisonat 46'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 15J Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 14LinesBooked at 35minsSubstituted forO Clarkeat 45'minutes
  • 7MansellSubstituted forGoslingat 84'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 10Taylor
  • 17EasterBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 5McChrystal
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 11Gosling
  • 16Blissett
  • 21Montaño
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
4,196

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

Attempt saved. Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 2. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Clarke.

Delay in match Brian Jensen (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Lee Mansell.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

Attempt blocked. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Booking

Brian Jensen (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Nathan Thomas replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Clements replaces Jamie McGuire.

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Mansfield Town).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Jack Thomas.

Attempt missed. Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth139222191229
2Portsmouth1375121111026
3Oxford Utd136611911824
4Mansfield1364321111022
5Leyton Orient136432418622
6Accrington136431712522
7Carlisle136432322122
8Wycombe126331710721
9Northampton136341916321
10Morecambe136252825320
11Bristol Rovers126151613319
12Luton135352318518
13Exeter135351920-118
14Cambridge134541719-217
15Notts County135261821-317
16Wimbledon134451519-416
17Hartlepool135171319-616
18Crawley134361520-515
19Barnet134181723-613
20Stevenage133461622-613
21York132561520-511
22Yeovil132381322-99
23Dag & Red131571424-108
24Newport13139723-166
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