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Mansfield Town 2-1 Bury

Mansfield Town burst into the top three of League Two for the first time this season after a dominant second half helped them beat promotion rivals Bury.

The Stags are now 15 league games unbeaten, although Bury ran the show early on and home keeper Conrad Logan had to make saves from Eoghan O'Connell and Caolan Lavery.

But the home side finally settled and Joe Murphy had to smother close-range efforts from Walker and CJ Hamilton, whose cross led to O'Connell heading against his own bar.

Mansfield finally grabbed a deserved lead in the 61st minute when Jacob Mellis floated a brilliant pass down the centre and, after Hamilton's first shot was blocked by Murphy, he nodded home at the second attempt with the goalkeeper helpless.

Tyler Walker then coolly finished from the spot after the referee spotted a push on Ryan Sweeney from a corner.

Bury bagged a consolation in the sixth added minute from the spot as O'Shea punished Matt Preston for bringing down Nicky Maynard.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Logan
  • 4PrestonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Sweeney
  • 2White
  • 8MellisSubstituted forAtkinsonat 85'minutes
  • 6Bishop
  • 20ElsnikBooked at 66minsSubstituted forRoseat 69'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 22Hamilton
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forGrahamat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Khan
  • 11Atkinson
  • 16Butcher
  • 21Kean
  • 26Law
  • 29Graham
  • 32Rose

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 4AimsonBooked at 90mins
  • 6O'Connell
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 79mins
  • 2MillerSubstituted forAdamsat 52'minutes
  • 26O'SheaBooked at 48mins
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forDannsat 58'minutes
  • 12StylesSubstituted forMaynardat 71'minutes
  • 3StokesBooked at 90mins
  • 18Telford
  • 32Lavery

Substitutes

  • 7Adams
  • 11Dagnall
  • 13Hudson
  • 15Moore
  • 21McFadzean
  • 31Danns
  • 36Maynard
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
4,959

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Bury 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Bury 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Bury 1. Jay O'Shea (Bury) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Booking

    Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Bury. Nicky Maynard draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Booking

    Chris Stokes (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Stokes (Bury).

  10. Booking

    Will Aimson (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Will Aimson (Bury).

  13. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Adam Thompson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Will Aimson (Bury).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23145442222047
2MK Dons23127433171643
3Mansfield221011134161841
4Colchester24125736251141
5Exeter2411763526940
6Bury24116745281739
7Forest Green23109435221339
8Tranmere2410773731637
9Carlisle24113103829936
10Stevenage2410593031-135
11Newport2310583541-635
12Oldham248883432232
13Swindon248882732-532
14Grimsby2494112730-331
15Northampton2461172931-229
16Port Vale2477102428-428
17Crewe2484122329-628
18Crawley2382133038-826
19Cheltenham2367102534-925
20Morecambe2474132640-1425
21Yeovil225892627-123
22Cambridge2465132139-1823
23Macclesfield2455142039-1920
24Notts County2447132651-2519
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