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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

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 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

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Craig Davies replaces Kelland Watts.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

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

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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