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Barnet 0-2 Mansfield Town

Ben Whiteman scored for the second week in a row as Mansfield moved to within two points of the League Two play-off places with a comfortable victory at Barnet.

The Stags struck in each half as they leapfrogged their opponents in the table and are now breathing down the necks of seventh-placed Portsmouth after an accomplished display at The Hive.

Whiteman came within a whisker of opening the scoring for Mansfield when his low shot across goal struck the inside of the post and somehow did not roll in.

Jake Kean bravely beat John Akinde to the ball to head a long punt clear before the goalkeeper made a good save with his legs to deny Barnet's Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

The Stags then took the lead on 36 minutes when Whiteman produced a clean finish from the edge of the area from Shaq Coulthirst's lay-off.

The visitors were then awarded a penalty just before the hour mark when Ricardo Santos tripped Coulthirst, who calmly stroked his effort down the middle to give his side an unassailable lead.

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Line-ups

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 41Clough
  • 5Almeida SantosSubstituted forCoulsonat 73'minutes
  • 6Nelson
  • 3Johnson
  • 32Vilhete
  • 20ChampionSubstituted forBoverat 45'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 18Kyei
  • 13Campbell-RyceSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 45'minutes
  • 9AkindeBooked at 34mins

Substitutes

  • 4Dembélé
  • 11Bover
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Coulson
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Mason-Clark
  • 39Sweeney

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 16WhiteBooked at 62mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 2Bennett
  • 3Benning
  • 4Collins
  • 28Whiteman
  • 26ByromSubstituted forMacDonaldat 88'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 7CoulthirstSubstituted forPotterat 77'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 32RoseSubstituted forGreenat 68'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 8Potter
  • 10Green
  • 11Baxendale
  • 17Arquin
  • 18MacDonald
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
1,859

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 0, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Mansfield Town 2.

Foul by Nana Kyei (Barnet).

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Joel Byrom.

(Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Nana Kyei (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Bover (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town).

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Ruben Bover (Barnet) hits the left post with a right footed shot from very close range.

Nana Kyei (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town).

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Coulson replaces Ricardo Santos.

Foul by Ruben Bover (Barnet).

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Green replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

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

(Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 0, Mansfield Town 2. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Ricardo Santos (Barnet) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Mansfield Town. Shaquile Coulthirst draws a foul in the penalty area.

Nana Kyei (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool27910839281137
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley27105123342-935
17Morecambe2695123344-1132
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2874172943-1425
24Newport2858153347-1423
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