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Mansfield Town 3-1 Crawley Town

Mansfield Town's Chris Clements
Mansfield Town's Chris Clements doubled his goal tally for the season

Steve Evans made a winning start as new Mansfield Town manager after a second-half goal rush saw off his former club Crawley 3-1.

The Stags, who had only won twice at home all season before this game, had dominated but been unable to put their chances away.

But shortly after Krystian Pearce saw a header cleared off the line by Lewis Young after the break, the floodgates opened with three goals in 10 minutes.

Chris Clements buried the first from six yards after a poor defensive header fell kindly for him to volley home from seven yards.

Four minutes later Pat Hoban volleyed in at the far post from Matt Green's cross after the referee played a good advantage.

And on the hour Green beat goalkeeper Glenn Morris to the ball and found Clements in space 18 yards out and he blasted into an empty net.

However, eight minutes from time Rhys Bennett headed a Bobson Bawling cross into his own net to gift the Red Devils a consolation goal.

Mansfield had dominated the first half and created a wealth of chances. Jamie McGuire sent a 20-yard header just over after 15 minutes while Morris did well to tip an Ashley Hemmings header over the crossbar just before the break after Pearce had helped on a Mitch Rose cross from the right.

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Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 27Gobern
  • 3BenningBooked at 53mins
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forBaxendaleat 73'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 24McGuire
  • 19Rose
  • 10GreenSubstituted forRoseat 84'minutes
  • 9HobanSubstituted forHendersonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Jensen
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32Rose
  • 34Henderson
  • 36Law

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2YoungBooked at 45mins
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forDaveyat 35'minutesBooked at 55minsSubstituted forDjalóat 65'minutes
  • 16Garnett
  • 14Blackman
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 58'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 18CliffordBooked at 37mins
  • 11Roberts
  • 19Collins
  • 9Harrold

Substitutes

  • 1Beeney
  • 4Payne
  • 5Davey
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 24Djaló
  • 44Henderson
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,984

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home23
Away5
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

Kaby (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Darius Henderson replaces Pat Hoban.

Attempt missed. Pat Hoban (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Pat Hoban (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Matt Green.

Goal!

Own Goal by Rhys Bennett, Mansfield Town. Mansfield Town 3, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

James Baxendale (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Pat Hoban (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Attempt saved. James Baxendale (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. James Baxendale replaces Ashley Hemmings.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Mansfield Town).

Kaby (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Kaby replaces Alex Davey because of an injury.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Crawley Town 0. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Green.

Pat Hoban (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Blackman (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt missed. Oscar Gobern (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122328171138
2Carlisle1797130191134
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Luton1786327151230
5Portsmouth1784528171128
6Grimsby177462320325
7Blackpool176652920924
8Yeovil177371822-424
9Crewe175842020023
10Wycombe176472022-222
11Mansfield175751820-222
12Notts County176472228-622
13Stevenage166372324-121
14Barnet174942225-321
15Accrington175571922-320
16Crawley175571825-720
17Morecambe176292033-1320
18Hartlepool174762630-419
19Cambridge175481722-519
20Leyton Orient175392022-218
21Cheltenham173951922-318
22Newport164572122-117
23Colchester174582026-617
24Exeter1751111925-616
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