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Exeter City 1-4 Mansfield Town

Mansfield cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win at Exeter to keep alive their automatic promotion hopes and crush those of their woeful hosts at St James Park.

Mansfield were in complete control as they forced Exeter into making countless mistakes. And it was from a slip by Dara O'Shea that the deadlock was broken when CJ Hamilton capitalised on his error to round Christy Pym before sliding the ball into an empty net on 20 minutes.

Exeter's reply was instant, as they equalised within a minute, Donovan Wilson picking up the ball on the right edge of the penalty area before crossing for Matt Jay to bundle the ball home with the scruffiest of finishes.

Another mistake, this time from Dean Moxey, helped Mansfield go back in front on 33 minutes as he misjudged the flight of the ball and Hamilton ran through for his second goal.

Mansfield put the game out of sight on 57 minutes when Tyler Walker picked up a throw with his back to goal, turned far too easily and curled a delightful shot into the far corner from 20 yards.

Exeter's Craig Woodman then felled Walker inside the box, who picked himself up and rammed in the penalty to make it 4-1 on 74 minutes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 20Wilson
  • 4O'Shea
  • 21Moxey
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 74mins
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forMartinat 68'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forWilliamsat 59'minutes
  • 8Law
  • 19WilsonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBrownat 78'minutes
  • 17JayBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 2Sweeney
  • 7Martin
  • 11Williams
  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 27Collins
  • 39Brown

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 25Turner
  • 20Jones
  • 6BishopSubstituted forMellisat 72'minutes
  • 7MacDonald
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 3Benning
  • 19Walker
  • 22HamiltonSubstituted forHakeemat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 10Khan
  • 11Atkinson
  • 14Smith
  • 32Rose
  • 34Hakeem
  • 38Knowles
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
5,017

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Mansfield Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Mansfield Town 4.

Foul by Zayn Hakeem (Mansfield Town).

Kane Wilson (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Zayn Hakeem replaces CJ Hamilton.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dara O'Shea (Exeter City).

Booking

Matt Jay (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matt Jay (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Troy Brown replaces Donovan Wilson.

Attempt missed. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Mansfield Town 4. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Mansfield Town. Tyler Walker draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Craig Woodman (Exeter City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jacob Mellis replaces Neal Bishop.

Booking

Donovan Wilson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Willem Tomlinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Donovan Wilson (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Lee Holmes.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Donovan Wilson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Randell Williams replaces Hiram Boateng.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Mansfield Town 3. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Donovan Wilson (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City402214470373380
2MK Dons402191066412572
3Bury392011872442871
4Mansfield401815760342669
5Tranmere3919101059421767
6Forest Green4016131158411761
7Exeter3917101252411161
8Colchester401791458481060
9Carlisle40177165954558
10Swindon391512125047357
11Newport38167154957-855
12Stevenage40159164552-754
13Crewe40158174952-353
14Northampton401216125052-252
15Oldham381312135648851
16Cheltenham40149175258-651
17Grimsby40147194050-1049
18Morecambe40129194562-1745
19Port Vale401111183546-1144
20Crawley40127214059-1943
21Cambridge39119193457-2342
22Yeovil4099223759-2236
23Notts County40812204172-3136
24Macclesfield39811204165-2435
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