League Two
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Cheltenham Town 1-0 Mansfield Town

Reuben Reid's third goal in three games secured promotion-hopefuls Cheltenham a narrow League Two victory over Mansfield.

Substitute Reid powered in Ryan Broom's cross from the right after 65 minutes to earn the Robins their fifth successive home win and maintain their promotion push as they sit fifth.

Mansfield wasted two golden chances to take the lead, denied by goalkeeper Owen Evans on both occasions.

Evans dived at the feet of Nicky Maynard after the striker raced through on goal after 15 minutes.

Maynard also fired just wide 10 minutes before the break after a long throw from CJ Hamilton was flicked on by Danny Rose.

On-loan Wigan youngster Evans kept out Will Tomlinson, who was through one-one-one six minutes into the second half.

It was a triple substitution and change of formation from Robins boss Michael Duff that made the difference, with Reid, Alex Addai and Conor Thomas all coming on just before the hour mark.

Alfie May touched in a low ball from Chris Hussey and thought he had made it 2-0, but the effort was ruled out for offside.

But Reid, who had nodded in the winner from a Broom cross against Leyton Orient a week earlier, was Cheltenham's match-winner for a third game in a row.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 33Evans
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Broom
  • 8ClementsSubstituted forThomasat 56'minutes
  • 21Doyle-HayesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 34NicholsBooked at 32minsSubstituted forAddaiat 57'minutes
  • 29MayBooked at 90mins
  • 32VarneySubstituted forReidat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Long
  • 7Thomas
  • 9Reid
  • 14Sheaf
  • 16Addai
  • 22Lovett
  • 26Greaves

Mansfield

  • 31Stone
  • 17Sweeney
  • 5Pearce
  • 15WattsSubstituted forDaviesat 86'minutes
  • 2White
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 6Bishop
  • 22Hamilton
  • 23CharsleySubstituted forBenningat 71'minutes
  • 32Rose
  • 11Maynard

Substitutes

  • 3Benning
  • 9Davies
  • 12Olejnik
  • 14Evans
  • 18Riley
  • 21Clarke
  • 28Knowles
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
3,274

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

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

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Reuben Reid tries a through ball, but Alex Addai is caught offside.

Booking

Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Craig Davies replaces Kelland Watts.

Offside, Mansfield Town. Neal Bishop tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Attempt blocked. Willem Tomlinson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Willem Tomlinson with a cross.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Attempt saved. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie May.

Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Reuben Reid.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Malvind Benning replaces Harry Charsley.

Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

Kelland Watts (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Chris Hussey tries a through ball, but Alfie May is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Thomas.

Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town).

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 0. Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Broom with a cross.

Attempt missed. Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Hayden White.

Attempt missed. Harry Charsley (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Tom Nichols.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon34206860372366
2Crewe34197862402264
3Exeter34189750381263
4Plymouth34188854371762
5Cheltenham331512648262257
6Colchester351413849351455
7Northampton341671149361355
8Port Vale35141384842655
9Bradford351312104237551
10Forest Green351210134140146
11Cambridge35129143844-645
12Crawley351014114746144
13Salford351111134546-144
14Walsall35128153748-1144
15Newport321110112928143
16Grimsby331011123943-441
17Scunthorpe34109154250-839
18Leyton Orient35912144554-939
19Oldham35814133954-1538
20Carlisle34812143552-1736
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe35710183458-2431
23Macclesfield35715133242-1030
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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