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Crawley Town 0-1 Mansfield Town

Chris Beardsley
Chris Beardsley scored his first league goal of the season in his tenth appearance of the season

Chris Beardsley's first goal of the season saw Mansfield beat Crawley to move into League Two's play-off spots.

The Stags started the game positively and should have been ahead through Matt Green who was denied by Callum Preston.

The breakthrough came in the second half when Beardsley flicked home a header past Preston on 60 minutes.

Mansfield ended the game with 10 men after Green received his second booking, but the Stags held out to record back-to-back wins.

Crawley's fifth home defeat of the season came just hours after it was announced that the League Two side are close to agreeing a takeover with an overseas-based business consortium.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Sussex:

"It was a tight game. They had a couple of chances in the first half, then they hit us on the break with one ball and Callum Preston has made a couple of good saves.

"We probably got what we deserve. It's the end of a frustrating couple of weeks. Our lads are a little low on confidence and obviously Mansfield's late win the other night gave them a confidence boost.

"We were a little bit sluggish. There was nothing really in the game apart from hitting us on the break. We are making mistakes that are costing us."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Preston
  • 14YoungSubstituted forFenelonat 72'minutes
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 6Bradley
  • 26SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 17Bawling
  • 4Walton
  • 22JenkinsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 71'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forDeaconat 64'minutes
  • 18Harrold

Substitutes

  • 10Rooney
  • 11Atkinson
  • 15Fenelon
  • 16Ashton
  • 20Deacon
  • 21Tomlin
  • 41Little

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Collins
  • 3BenningSubstituted forKavanaghat 86'minutes
  • 24McGuire
  • 31BaxendaleSubstituted forRoseat 82'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 17Blair
  • 9BeardsleySubstituted forThomasat 76'minutes
  • 10GreenBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 7Chapman
  • 11Westcarr
  • 12Jensen
  • 18Yussuf
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Kavanagh
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
1,981

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away13
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Atkinson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mitch Rose.

  6. Post update

    Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

  8. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Matt Green (Mansfield Town) for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Sean Kavanagh.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shamir Fenelon (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Simon Walton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Sean Kavanagh replaces Malvind Benning.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Chris Clements.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Mitch Rose replaces James Baxendale.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Accrington25136643291445
6Portsmouth261111444232144
7Mansfield2912893931844
8Wycombe2712783327643
9Leyton Orient29111084541443
10Wimbledon2811984235742
11Cambridge29118104341241
12Exeter28117103940-140
13Carlisle2510964340339
14Notts County27106114046-636
15Morecambe28105134850-235
16Luton2897124040034
17Crawley29104153448-1434
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage29610133852-1428
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Hartlepool2573152341-1824
22Yeovil2858152943-1423
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2748152950-2120
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