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Mansfield Town 2-1 Stevenage

Chris Clements
Chris Clements' free-kick opener gave the Stevenage keeper no chance

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."

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Jensen
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 28Adams
  • 8ClementsBooked at 60mins
  • 7Chapman
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forRoseat 69'minutes
  • 20ThomasSubstituted forLambeat 45'minutes
  • 31BaxendaleSubstituted forBlairat 87'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 4Rose
  • 6Collins
  • 9Beardsley
  • 17Blair
  • 19Lambe
  • 24McGuire

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 4McCombe
  • 5Franks
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 17GordonSubstituted forConlonat 69'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 15Tonge
  • 28McFadzeanSubstituted forGnanduilletat 57'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 10Matt

Substitutes

  • 6Hughes
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 27Johnson
  • 29Crowe
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Gorman
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,126

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away17
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Stevenage 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Stevenage 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Stevenage 1. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

  6. Post update

    Matt Green (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matty Blair replaces James Baxendale.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Conlon (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth25164538201852
2Northampton24154542281449
3Oxford Utd25139340211948
4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers26134936261043
6Wycombe2411763224840
7Accrington22116538261239
8Mansfield25108735251038
9Leyton Orient2591064035537
10Carlisle2310764239337
11Wimbledon259973531436
12Cambridge26106103939036
13Crawley26104123344-1134
14Morecambe2394104241131
15Barnet2694133644-831
16Luton2586113838030
17Exeter2486103137-630
18Notts County2486103744-730
19Stevenage2669113547-1227
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22Dag & Red2547142645-1919
23Yeovil2538142338-1517
24York2437142647-2116
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