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Mansfield Town 3-1 Carlisle United

Kane Hemmings scored twice as Mansfield stormed into the League Two play-off places with a home win over Carlisle.

Hemmings's brace was sandwiched by a Rhys Bennett effort to continue the Stags' fine form which has seen them lose only once in 18 games.

Carlisle had pulled a goal back through Jamie Devitt's penalty but they missed the chance to close the gap on the top seven.

The visitors might have gone ahead in the seventh minute when an unmarked Tom Miller sidefooted wide from seven yards from Danny Grainger's long cross.

That proved crucial as within two minutes Mansfield were ahead as Hemmings latched onto Grainger's poor backpass to sidestep the goalkeeper and slot in from a narrow angle.

It was 2-0 on the half hour when Lee Angol met CJ Hamilton's cross to force Jack Bonham to save under the cross bar, but the keeper was helpless as Rhys Bennett turned the dropping ball in from close range.

United were back in it in the 67th minute through a Devitt spot-kick after keeper Conrad Logan had felled substitute Richie Bennett.

Then Sam Cosgrove and Richie Bennett somehow both hit the woodwork from Hallam Hope's 73rd-minute cross.

Carlisle were made to pay two minutes later as Hemmings turned home a low Alfie Potter cross from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 10Anderson
  • 5Pearce
  • 2Bennett
  • 3Benning
  • 17PotterSubstituted forWhiteat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8MellisSubstituted forAtkinsonat 83'minutes
  • 7MacDonald
  • 22Hamilton
  • 23Hemmings
  • 9AngolBooked at 51minsSubstituted forThomasat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Digby
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 16White
  • 20Thomas
  • 21Sterling-James
  • 24Butcher

Carlisle

  • 1Bonham
  • 5Liddle
  • 29Hill
  • 6Parkes
  • 2Miller
  • 11Devitt
  • 8Jones
  • 19LambeSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 80'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 3GraingerSubstituted forHopeat 45'minutes
  • 15Cosgrove
  • 20MillerSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Hope
  • 12Nabi
  • 14Bennett
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Brown
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 22Bacon
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,632

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Carlisle United 1.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Sam Cosgrove (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Lee Angol.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Tom Miller.

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

Booking

John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Jacob Mellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Hayden White replaces Alfie Potter.

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Carlisle United 1. Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie Potter.

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

Foul by Richard Bennett (Carlisle United).

Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Cosgrove (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Clint Hill (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Carlisle United 1. Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Conrad Logan (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Carlisle United. Richard Bennett draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Hand ball by Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Angol (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Wycombe26127746351143
5Lincoln City26127735241143
6Mansfield26111053829943
7Exeter2513393532342
8Colchester2611873527841
9Swindon25132103834441
10Accrington2412483830840
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Grimsby2697102634-834
15Stevenage2696113639-333
16Crawley2696112531-633
17Cheltenham2687113338-531
18Port Vale2694132934-531
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Yeovil2676133647-1127
21Morecambe2567122436-1225
22Chesterfield2656152647-2121
23Barnet2655162639-1320
24Forest Green2555152547-2220
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