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Mansfield Town 1-0 Cambridge United

Tyler Walker's 24th goal of the season fired Mansfield back into the automatic promotion places with a nervy 1-0 win at home to struggling Cambridge.

A scrappy first half saw little goalmouth action.

Conrad Logan made the only save of the half in the 28th minute as he punched away a shot from Brad Halliday after he had been found by Jake Doyle-Hayes' pass.

A rooted Logan was also relieved to see a low shot from Doyle-Hayes go wide for a corner after it took a nasty deflection off defender Ben Turner.

Halliday appeared fortunate when his hand halted Mal Benning's advance into the box but no penalty was given, much to the home side's anger.

But Mansfield finally went ahead after 63 minutes as Gary Deegan allowed Jacob Mellis to take the ball off him and set up Walker to his left for an unstoppable low finish.

It still took a last-minute save by Logan, denying Jevani Brown with his knees, to preserve the three points.

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Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 25TurnerSubstituted forSweeneyat 45'minutes
  • 20JonesSubstituted forRoseat 59'minutes
  • 7MacDonald
  • 6BishopSubstituted forMellisat 60'minutes
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 3BenningBooked at 87mins
  • 19Walker
  • 22Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 11Atkinson
  • 14Smith
  • 17Sweeney
  • 23Grant
  • 32Rose
  • 34Hakeem

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 7Amoo
  • 18MarisSubstituted forDeeganat 12'minutes
  • 28Doyle-HayesSubstituted forCoulsonat 74'minutes
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Brown
  • 26JonesSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 6Deegan
  • 9Hepburn-Murphy
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 25John
  • 27Coulson
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,789

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home2
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Cambridge United 0.

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Attempt blocked. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by George Taft.

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Willem Tomlinson (Mansfield Town).

Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Hayden Coulson replaces Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Alexander Jones.

Delay in match Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Cambridge United 0. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Mellis.

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

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jacob Mellis replaces Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Gethin Jones.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City412314472373583
2Mansfield411915761342772
3MK Dons412191166432372
4Bury4120111074502471
5Tranmere4119111159441568
6Forest Green4117131160421864
7Exeter4017111253421162
8Carlisle41187166256661
9Colchester41179155850860
10Swindon401513125148358
11Oldham4015121360481257
12Stevenage41169164752-557
13Newport39168154957-856
14Northampton411217125254-253
15Crewe41158184953-453
16Cheltenham411410175359-652
17Grimsby41147204052-1249
18Port Vale411211183646-1047
19Morecambe411210194663-1746
20Cambridge41129203758-2145
21Crawley41127224161-2043
22Yeovil41910223860-2237
23Notts County41813204374-3137
24Macclesfield40812204266-2436
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