League Two
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Swindon Town 1-0 Mansfield Town

Matt Taylor finished off a wonderful team goal as Swindon overcame promotion rivals Mansfield at the County Ground.

Taylor powered home the winner following good work from Keshi Anderson and Timi Elsnik in a swift Robins counter attack.

Swindon's victory ended Mansfield's nine-match unbeaten run in League Two and saw David Flitcroft's side leapfrog the Stags.

The away side had a fine chance to open the scoring after 15 minutes when Conrad Logan's long goal-kick fell into the path of Kane Hemmings, but his attempted lob over Reice Charles-Cook lofted just over the crossbar.

Swindon's Anderson made a daring run towards goal and unleashed a shot that was parried over the bar by Logan.

The home side took the lead when Anderson burst past two Mansfield defenders before playing the ball to Elsnik, who flicked it on to Taylor and the midfielder composed himself before smashing the ball under Logan into the net.

Anderson nearly doubled Swindon's lead but his goal-bound header was cleared off the line by Rhys Bennett.

Mansfield top scorer Danny Rose almost equalised five minutes from time, but his volley flew over the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 2Purkiss
  • 32Menayese
  • 4Preston
  • 24Knoyle
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forMullinat 90+2'minutes
  • 29BanksBooked at 57mins
  • 19Elsnik
  • 31Taylor
  • 9Norris
  • 17Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 7Mullin
  • 8Dunne
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Woolery
  • 23Romanski
  • 28Moore

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 10Anderson
  • 5Pearce
  • 2Bennett
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonald
  • 11Atkinson
  • 26ByromBooked at 18minsSubstituted forMillerat 60'minutes
  • 22HamiltonSubstituted forPenneyat 68'minutes
  • 32Rose
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forPotterat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Digby
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 17Potter
  • 25King
  • 27Penney
  • 31Miller
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
6,031

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Foul by Marc Richards (Swindon Town).

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

Matt Penney (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Mullin replaces Keshi Anderson.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Swindon Town).

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Kane Hemmings.

Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Reice Charles-Cook (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town).

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matt Penney (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Marc Richards (Swindon Town).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32197668313764
2Accrington31184955371858
3Wycombe31168760441656
4Notts County31159752341854
5Swindon32173124944554
6Mansfield311411646341253
7Exeter30164104135652
8Lincoln City311311743301350
9Coventry311551135251050
10Crawley32146123736148
11Colchester32121194338547
12Newport31121094138346
13Carlisle31119114342142
14Cheltenham32109134647-139
15Stevenage32109134145-439
16Cambridge31109122841-1339
17Grimsby3399152947-1836
18Yeovil3198144350-735
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3193193553-1830
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3167183046-1625
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