League Two
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Crawley Town 1-0 Mansfield Town

Bez Lubala made up for a first-half penalty miss with the winning goal as Crawley made it three wins from four unbeaten League Two matches with victory over Mansfield.

The Stags went close after three minutes when striker Nicky Maynard fired an angled shot across the face of the goal following a nicely weighted pass from Jacob Mellis.

Mansfield defender Matt Preston got a vital block in at the other end as Panutche Camara's shot was deflected over.

Crawley, who have scored in every league game this season, were awarded a penalty in the 26th minute when Krystian Pearce was adjudged to have brought down Reece Grego-Cox.

But Lubala's spot-kick was brilliantly turned around the post by goalkeeper Conrad Logan diving to his right.

Top-scorer Danny Rose should have puts Mansfield ahead but his touch was too heavy in front of goal before Crawley keeper Glenn Morris parried a goal-bound shot from CJ Hamilton to safety.

But the in-form Lubala struck his seventh goal of the season to put Crawley ahead eight minutes after the break with a deflected shot from the edge of the area from a David Sesay pass.

Jordan Tunnicliffe then came to Crawley`s rescue by clearing a shot from Conor Shaughnessy off the goal-line.

Mansfield struggled to get back into the game, although Maynard had a header saved by Morris before Lubala put a deflected shot wide at the other end.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 18SesaySubstituted forYoungat 68'minutes
  • 20Sendles-WhiteBooked at 74mins
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 3DohertyBooked at 16mins
  • 21Bulman
  • 12FergusonSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 63'minutes
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 28Camara
  • 30Lubala
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 14Francomb
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 49minsSubstituted forBenningat 63'minutes
  • 20Gordon
  • 7MacDonaldSubstituted forAfolayanat 70'minutes
  • 15Shaughnessy
  • 22Hamilton
  • 8Mellis
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 73'minutes
  • 32Rose

Substitutes

  • 3Benning
  • 6Bishop
  • 10Khan
  • 18Afolayan
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
2,068

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away22
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Tarryn Allarakhia (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

Attempt missed. Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jacob Mellis with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Josh Doherty.

Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by CJ Hamilton.

Attempt saved. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town).

Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia tries a through ball, but Mason Bloomfield is caught offside.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jacob Mellis following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town).

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

Attempt missed. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Doherty.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Attempt blocked. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tarryn Allarakhia.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia replaces Ollie Palmer.

Offside, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Oladapo Afolayan is caught offside.

Booking

Jamie Sendles-White (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Sendles-White (Crawley Town).

Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Nicky Maynard because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Oladapo Afolayan replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Shaughnessy (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Jacob Mellis with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces David Sesay because of an injury.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Reece Grego-Cox.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald with a cross.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter8530126618
2Swindon8521178917
3Forest Green851275216
4Newport843174315
5Crewe85031110115
6Cheltenham8422147714
7Bradford842295414
8Crawley8422129314
9Grimsby83321511412
10Port Vale8332910-112
11Plymouth8323129311
12Cambridge832399011
13Macclesfield832399011
14Northampton831498110
15Carlisle83141115-410
16Mansfield823310919
17Colchester823367-19
18Leyton Orient82331014-49
19Salford81521012-28
20Oldham8134712-56
21Walsall813439-66
22Morecambe8134815-76
23Scunthorpe8116815-74
24Stevenage8035613-73
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