Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.
Northampton Town 1-0 Mansfield Town
Northampton moved into third place in League Two thanks to Marc Richards' early goal against Mansfield.
The striker headed home Alfie Potter's cross after only four minutes, but the Stags had a number of chances to level.
Matt Green came closest when he headed against the crossbar from Blair Adams' free-kick just before half-time.
Dominic Calvert-Lewis and Joel Byrom went close for the Cobblers in the second half while Adi Yussuf blazed wide Mansfield's best chance.
- 10AdamsSubstituted forCresswellat 90+2'minutes
- 7D'AthSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
- 15PotterSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 45'minutes
- 9RichardsBooked at 90mins
- 16HuntBooked at 71mins
- 4RoseSubstituted forYussufat 70'minutes
- 8ClementsBooked at 50mins
- 19LambeSubstituted forPearceat 89'minutes
- 11WestcarrSubstituted forBlairat 46'minutes
- Darren Bond
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.
Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Marc Richards (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Matty Blair (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).
Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Nicky Adams.
Foul by Blair Adams (Mansfield Town).
Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Krystian Pearce replaces Reggie Lambe.
Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).
Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town).
Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Brian Jensen.
Attempt saved. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Buchanan.