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Mansfield Town 1-2 Stevenage

A brilliant solo goal by Aston Villa loanee Harry McKirdy on his full debut secured a much needed away win for struggling Stevenage at Mansfield.

The home side had only just drawn level on 54 minutes to wipe out the visitors' interval lead when McKirdy picked up a loose ball in the centre circle and showed amazing pace to race clear on the break, and slot past Scott Shearer on 57 minutes to end the Stags' unbeaten run at six matches.

Three minutes earlier Pat Hoban had turned well to steer home the equaliser from close range after keeper Jamie Jones had been forced to claw a long Rhys Bennett cross away from his goalmouth.

After a poor first half-hour with few openings, the visitors had broken through on 32 minutes when Charlie Lee was allowed to get his head onto a Henry Cowans free-kick and flick the ball past Shearer.

Mansfield should have levelled five minutes later, but Mal Benning headed over from six yards after getting on the end of a long Kevan Hurst cross.

On 42 minutes Benning looked to receive a shove in the back from Ronnie Henry in the box as he tried to head at goal, but penalty appeals were turned down.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Bennett
  • 5PearceBooked at 90mins
  • 15Howkins
  • 25IacovittiSubstituted forThomasat 49'minutes
  • 4Collins
  • 14HurstSubstituted forHendersonat 65'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 3Benning
  • 9HobanSubstituted forRoseat 73'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 12Jensen
  • 19Rose
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24McGuire
  • 32Rose
  • 34Henderson

Stevenage

  • 1JonesBooked at 74mins
  • 25HenryBooked at 70mins
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 35mins
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 4King
  • 22LeeSubstituted forWellsat 79'minutes
  • 17GormanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPettat 55'minutes
  • 14KennedyBooked at 80mins
  • 13McKirdyBooked at 66minsSubstituted forLiburdat 71'minutes
  • 23Cowans

Substitutes

  • 3Fox
  • 9Liburd
  • 11Pett
  • 15Hyde
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
  • 19Wells
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,716

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 2.

Attempt missed. Kyle Howkins (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Henry Cowans.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a fast break.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Rowan Liburd (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rowan Liburd (Stevenage).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rowan Liburd (Stevenage).

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Booking

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Wells replaces Charlie Lee.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Rowan Liburd (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jamie Jones (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Pat Hoban.

Attempt missed. Pat Hoban (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Rowan Liburd replaces Harry McKirdy.

Booking

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Kyle Howkins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15112226131335
2Carlisle1587027151231
3Doncaster158343022827
4Luton156632415924
5Portsmouth157352316724
6Notts County156452221122
7Crewe155731918122
8Grimsby156361818021
9Accrington155551920-120
10Crawley155551619-320
11Yeovil156271419-520
12Morecambe156272029-920
13Mansfield154741515019
14Barnet154742023-319
15Blackpool154652319418
16Cheltenham153841819-117
17Stevenage145272022-217
18Colchester154561921-217
19Exeter155191619-316
20Hartlepool153752328-516
21Wycombe154471621-516
22Cambridge154471319-616
23Leyton Orient154381620-415
24Newport142571622-611
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