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Mansfield Town 1-2 Stevenage

Ilias Chair
Ilias Chair has scored seven goals for Stevenage since joining them on loan from QPR

Mansfield's promotion hopes were rocked by a 2-1 home defeat by Stevenage as Ilias Chair netted a winner three minutes into added time.

The Stags were firmly on top for the first 20 minutes and goalkeeper Paul Farman had to save from Mal Benning and Will Tomlinson.

But the visitors suddenly upped a gear and stopper Conrad Logan had to beat away a Ben Nugent shot from eight yards.

A minute later, Kurtis Guthrie's header deflected onto a post, then Logan had to claw over a long-range Chair effort.

But Mansfield were back in control when - against the run of play after 73 minutes - Guthrie controlled a right-wing cross, turned and volleyed low past Logan.

The home side threw everything forward and 11 minutes from time Farman blocked a Jacob Mellis shot and Nugent superbly blocked CJ Hamilton's follow-up.

The equaliser came six minutes from time as Tyler Walker beat the advancing Farman to Logan's long kick and sent it into the gaping net.

But, with Mansfield throwing everything forward, they were caught out at the death as Chair steered a low 18-yard shot inside the left post to leave the home side level on points with fourth-placed MK Dons in third.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Sweeney
  • 20JonesSubstituted forGrantat 73'minutes
  • 6Bishop
  • 8Mellis
  • 16TomlinsonBooked at 46minsSubstituted forRoseat 65'minutes
  • 3BenningSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90'minutes
  • 19Walker
  • 22Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 7MacDonald
  • 11Atkinson
  • 14Smith
  • 23Grant
  • 25Turner
  • 32Rose
  • 34Hakeem

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 2Wildin
  • 4TimlinBooked at 3mins
  • 8Byrom
  • 37Martin
  • 11SonupeSubstituted forMcKeeat 81'minutes
  • 12ChairSubstituted forWilkinsonat 90+4'minutes
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 6McKee
  • 9Revell
  • 23Gibson
  • 27Byrne
  • 29Smyth
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
6,390

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 2.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Wilkinson replaces Ilias Chair.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 2. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Malvind Benning.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Stevenage 1. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conrad Logan.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Emmanuel Sonupe.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Farman.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town).

Joel Byrom (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jorge Grant replaces Gethin Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Stevenage 1. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ilias Chair.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Willem Tomlinson.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

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

Foul by Joel Byrom (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City452316673403385
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield452016969402976
4MK Dons4522101370492176
5Forest Green4520131268472173
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4519121460491169
8Colchester451910166253967
9Carlisle45207186762567
10Stevenage451910165755267
11Newport441910155658-267
12Crewe45198186057365
13Oldham4416141465531262
14Swindon451516145655161
15Northampton451319135961-258
16Cheltenham451512185766-957
17Grimsby45158224356-1353
18Morecambe451411205369-1653
19Crawley45148234867-1950
20Port Vale451212213854-1648
21Cambridge451210233965-2646
22Macclesfield451013224773-2643
23Notts County45914224781-3441
24Yeovil45912244166-2539
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