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Mansfield Town 3-1 Barnet

In-form Mansfield made it nine games unbeaten with a comfortable home win over bottom club Barnet.

Alex MacDonald, Will Atkinson and Danny Rose saw the Stags home with plenty to spare, with Simeon Akinola grabbing a late consolation.

After a scrappy opening 15 minutes, Mansfield took a grip.

MacDonald clipped the outside of the right-hand upright, Kane Hemmings put a shot wide and then saw goalkeeper Craig Ross block another with his legs a minute later.

But Joel Byrom and Mal Benning worked a neat series of passes with MacDonald on the left of the box before the latter curled a superb finish in off the far post.

MacDonald somehow fired wide from five yards early in the second half, but in the 55th minute Hemmings headed a Byrom corner goalwards and Atkinson helped it over the line.

After Hemmings had inexplicably headed wide from four yards, Rose made it 3-0 three minutes later with a deadly finish from CJ Hamilton's low cross.

Akinola pulled one back three minutes from time when he pounced after a Rhys Bennett header failed to reach his keeper.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 10Anderson
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonald
  • 11AtkinsonSubstituted forPotterat 90+2'minutes
  • 26Byrom
  • 22Hamilton
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forMillerat 85'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forSpencerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Digby
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 17Potter
  • 25King
  • 27Penney
  • 31Miller

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 4Clough
  • 13Tutonda
  • 8WestonSubstituted forNicholsonat 75'minutes
  • 7Watson
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forTaylorat 79'minutes
  • 15Bover
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forAkinolaat 59'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 12Taylor
  • 14Akinola
  • 20da Silva Vilhete
  • 39Sule
  • 40Legg
  • 41Nicholson
  • 42Plavotic
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
3,795

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home21
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Barnet 1.

Attempt missed. Richard Brindley (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Alfie Potter.

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Will Atkinson.

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

Attempt saved. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ricky Miller (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ricky Miller (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

Attempt blocked. Ricky Miller (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ruben Bover (Barnet).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Barnet 1. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Jordan Nicholson (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ricky Miller replaces Kane Hemmings.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jack Taylor replaces Alex Nicholls.

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

Foul by Ryan Watson (Barnet).

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jordan Nicholson replaces Curtis Weston.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Barnet 0. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by CJ Hamilton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton31196667303763
2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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