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Mansfield Town 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Mansfield Town dropped out of the League Two automatic promotion places after two quickfire goals by sub Callum Ainley saw them crash to a 2-1 home defeat against mid-table Crewe.

Ainley broke the deadlock in the 71st minute, eight minutes after coming on, before adding a second in the 84th minute.

Home skipper Krystian Pearce pulled one back in added time, but it came too late to save the Stags.

A tight first half saw few chances though CJ Hamilton and Matt Preston had efforts cleared off the line by Eddie Nolan and Paul Green.

Jordan Bowery forced the only save of the half from Chris Porter's clever flick in the 29th minute.

Ainley broke the deadlock in the 71st minute as he turned well eight yards out and made space to drill low under Smith.

Ainley then made sure of the points as Tommy Lowery took advantage of a slip by home skipper Pearce and raced forward to set up Ainley for a low finish inside the far post from the right.

In the second added minute, Pearce forced the ball over the line from close range from a scramble after a corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 14Smith
  • 4PrestonBooked at 57mins
  • 5PearceBooked at 59mins
  • 17Sweeney
  • 20JonesSubstituted forAjoseat 45'minutes
  • 6BishopBooked at 50mins
  • 8MellisBooked at 40mins
  • 23GrantSubstituted forMacDonaldat 63'minutes
  • 3BenningSubstituted forKhanat 76'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 7MacDonald
  • 10Khan
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 21Ajose
  • 25Turner
  • 30Smith

Crewe

  • 1GarrattBooked at 90mins
  • 2NgBooked at 35mins
  • 29Hunt
  • 12NolanBooked at 58mins
  • 31Taylor-SinclairBooked at 67mins
  • 15Wintle
  • 17GreenBooked at 50mins
  • 8JonesSubstituted forAinleyat 63'minutes
  • 21FinneySubstituted forLoweryat 81'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 10BowerySubstituted forMillerat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 11Ainley
  • 14Nicholls
  • 16Lowery
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 27Jaaskelainen
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
4,675

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Perry Ng.

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

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tommy Lowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Tommy Lowery replaces Oliver Finney.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Otis Khan replaces Malvind Benning.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Ajose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Perry Ng.

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

Foul by Oliver Finney (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces James Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jorge Grant.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Crewe Alexandra).

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City392213469363379
2Bury382011771413071
3MK Dons392091064402469
4Mansfield391715756332366
5Tranmere3818101056421464
6Forest Green3916131057391861
7Exeter3817101151371461
8Carlisle39177155951858
9Colchester39169145748957
10Swindon381412124746154
11Stevenage39159154549-454
12Crewe39158164849-153
13Northampton391216114950-152
14Newport37157154656-1052
15Grimsby39147184048-849
16Oldham371212135448648
17Cheltenham39139174957-848
18Crawley39127204058-1843
19Morecambe39119194462-1842
20Cambridge38119183456-2242
21Port Vale391011183345-1241
22Yeovil3999213656-2036
23Macclesfield38810204064-2434
24Notts County39712203872-3433
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