Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Stevenage 1.
Mansfield achieved their first league win since November as they saw off struggling Stevenage.
The Stags led when Chris Clements curled in a free-kick after Stevenage's Michael Tonge had earlier hit the post.
James Baxendale doubled the lead on his debut, after signing on loan from Walsall, by firing in from 20 yards.
Armand Gnanduillet netted a consolation for Stevenage with the last kick of the game, tapping in from eight yards for his sixth goal of the season.
Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"It was disappointing to go in a goal down when you are on the front foot and feeling good about the way things are going."
On Mansfield's penalty: "It was seen by everyone in the ground that it's hit his hand. From my view if you're giving it last week then that's a stone-wall penalty, without a doubt. We're not getting that rub of the green at the moment.
"Was it a free kick for their goal? I don't know. The man has skipped over a challenging leg, I don't know whether it's much of a free kick myself. It's given, and he puts it in the top corner."
- 8ClementsBooked at 60mins
- 11WestcarrSubstituted forRoseat 69'minutes
- 20ThomasSubstituted forLambeat 45'minutes
- 31BaxendaleSubstituted forBlairat 87'minutes
- 17GordonSubstituted forConlonat 69'minutes
- 28McFadzeanSubstituted forGnanduilletat 57'minutes
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Stevenage 1.
Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Stevenage 1. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.
Matt Green (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).
Attempt saved. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town).
Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matty Blair replaces James Baxendale.
Attempt missed. Tom Conlon (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.
Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.
Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).
Attempt saved. Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Tom Conlon (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage).