League Two
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Mansfield Town 3-0 Newport County: Assistant referee stretchered off

Tyler Walker celebrates his opening goal
Tyler Walker is the son of former England defender Des Walker

Mansfield Town opened their League Two campaign with a comfortable win over Welsh club Newport County.

Tyler Walker gave Mansfield the lead on 12 minutes despite a fine double save by Joe Day as the Stags took control.

Craig Davies hit the post before the break and the hosts' supremacy was underlined when Walker's cross was headed home by Otis Khan from close range on 56 minutes.

Khan made matters safe on 64 minutes when he curled home from 25 yards.

The contest featured nine minutes of added on time due to an injury to the assistant referee.

An assistant referee is helped from the field after a lengthy period of treatment
An assistant referee is helped from the field after a lengthy period of treatment

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Radio Wales Sport:

"First half I thought we played quite well. There was a 20 minute spell in the second half where we lost the battle.... we were second best all over the pitch.

"It was too easy for them to score. That is the frustrating thing.

"They were stronger than us. You have to give the opposition credit sometimes. But we have to react now."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 2White
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 22Hamilton
  • 7MacDonald
  • 6BishopBooked at 36mins
  • 10KhanSubstituted forButcherat 75'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forMellisat 90+4'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forGrahamat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 12Olejnik
  • 16Butcher
  • 17Sweeney
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 27Gibbens
  • 29Graham

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 5Franks
  • 3Butler
  • 22CroftsSubstituted forSheehanat 59'minutes
  • 17Bennett
  • 8Dolan
  • 10Marsh-BrownSubstituted forCooperat 72'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 11MattSubstituted forSemenyoat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 14M Harris
  • 15Bakinson
  • 16Sheehan
  • 30Townsend
  • 33Cooper
  • 42Semenyo
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
4,423

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jacob Mellis replaces Tyler Walker.

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jordan Graham replaces Craig Davies.

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

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Mansfield Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Cooper (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Fraser Franks (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Cooper (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Calum Butcher replaces Otis Khan.

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Charlie Cooper replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

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

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Newport County) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 0. Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Davies.

Attempt blocked. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Andrew Crofts.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Antoine Semenyo replaces Jamille Matt.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe11006063
2Forest Green11004133
3Mansfield11003033
4Port Vale11003033
5Exeter11003123
6Swindon11003213
7MK Dons11002113
8Bury11001013
9Crawley11001013
10Lincoln City11001013
11Stevenage10102201
12Tranmere10102201
13Colchester10100001
14Notts County10100001
15Macclesfield100123-10
16Oldham100112-10
17Cheltenham100101-10
18Northampton100101-10
19Yeovil100101-10
20Carlisle100113-20
21Grimsby100114-30
22Cambridge100103-30
23Newport100103-30
24Morecambe100106-60
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