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Mansfield Town 3-0 Crewe Alexandra

New signing Yoann Arquin ended Mansfield Town's hoodoo of not scoring in the first half at home all season after just five minutes of their 3-0 victory over struggling Crewe.

Ben Whiteman nodded down a Mal Benning cross from the left at the far post and, when Crewe failed to clear, Arquin was on hand to fire the loose ball home from seven yards.

The home debutant might have doubled his tally within three minutes but steered his header over the bar from a Joel Byrom corner.

After Rhys Bennett had sent a good chance into the sidenetting after the break, the Stags went 2-0 up on 48 minutes.

CJ Hamilton's low shot was blocked and the ball ran to Whiteman 18 yards out, whose first-time effort flew through the hands of goalkeeper Ben Garratt.

George Cooper's shot on the turn brought the first real save from Jake Kean in the home goal after 55 minutes.

Bennett then wasted another great chance as he fired wide on the follow-up after Garratt had blocked a low Byrom shot.

Crewe threw everything at the home side, who had one or two scares before Bennett made it safe six minutes from time as he prodded home from close range at the second attempt from a James Baxendale corner.

Crewe have now won just twice in 21 games and fans were calling for boss Steve Davis to go.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 2Bennett
  • 15Howkins
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 4Collins
  • 26Byrom
  • 28WhitemanBooked at 23minsSubstituted forBaxendaleat 77'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 17ArquinSubstituted forClementsat 85'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forRoseat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 8Clements
  • 9Hoban
  • 11Baxendale
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuire
  • 32Rose

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 22KiwomyaSubstituted forLoweat 45'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 18Bingham
  • 11CooperSubstituted forAinleyat 69'minutes
  • 20Kirk
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 7Lowe
  • 13Richards
  • 15Hollands
  • 17Udoh
  • 25Ainley
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
3,040

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Kyle Howkins.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Clements replaces Yoann Arquin.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Baxendale with a cross.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Attempt missed. Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. James Baxendale replaces Benjamin Whiteman.

Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Kyle Howkins.

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces George Cooper.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Matt Green.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt missed. Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jake Kean.

Attempt saved. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster25164549321752
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle251210346351146
4Portsmouth25126738251342
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Colchester25116840301039
7Barnet2510963634239
8Luton24108634221238
9Cambridge2411583526938
10Grimsby2510693328536
11Blackpool2497836251134
12Exeter24103113327633
13Stevenage25103123840-233
14Mansfield258982629-333
15Crawley2495103038-832
16Yeovil2486102528-330
17Morecambe2493123142-1130
18Crewe2561092434-1028
19Hartlepool2569103343-1027
20Accrington2467112331-825
21Leyton Orient2574142737-1025
22Notts County2564152848-2022
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2445152844-1617
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