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Exeter City 0-0 Mansfield Town

Exeter City's promotion hopes suffered another blow as they were held to a goalless draw by struggling Mansfield in a dire contest at St James Park.

Mansfield started well with George Lapslie hooking a shot over his shoulder and narrowly wide of goal, but it was a game severely lacking in quality.

Tyrese Sinclair did have the ball in the net for Mansfield on the half hour mark, but it was ruled out for a foul, while Exeter's first attempt came on 31 minutes when Lewis Page skied high from distance.

Stephen McLaughlin forced Exeter goalkeeper Jokull Andresson into a good save with his feet, but it was Exeter's Jack Sparkes that came closest to a goal when his header was brilliantly saved by Aidan Stone on the stroke of half-time.

The second half started in the same way with chances few and far between. Jordan Bowery headed well wide for Mansfield, while Sinclair was denied by Andresson.

Substitute Randell Williams saw an effort blocked after a surging run and Matt Jay's long-range effort deflected wide for Exeter.

The Grecians are now three points off the play-off places in eight.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 24Andrésson
  • 30KeySubstituted forCapriceat 76'minutes
  • 26Sweeney
  • 15ParkesBooked at 20mins
  • 20PageBooked at 50mins
  • 16WillmottSubstituted forSeymourat 83'minutes
  • 8Taylor
  • 10CollinsBooked at 71mins
  • 3SparkesSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes
  • 17Jay
  • 12BowmanBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 4Atangana
  • 6McArdle
  • 9Seymour
  • 11Williams
  • 22Lee
  • 29Kite

Mansfield

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 31Stone
  • 14Perch
  • 6Rawson
  • 5Sweeney
  • 20McLaughlin
  • 10Maris
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 4mins
  • 16Quinn
  • 32Lapslie
  • 9Bowery
  • 27SinclairBooked at 80minsSubstituted forReidat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 3Benning
  • 7Charsley
  • 12Gordon
  • 19Reid
  • 25Ward
  • 29Law
Referee:
Carl Brook

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Mansfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Mansfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

  5. Booking

    Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    George Lapslie (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Quinn (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Perch.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by James Perch.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Page.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jamie Reid replaces Tyrese Sinclair.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Robbie Willmott.

  13. Booking

    Tyrese Sinclair (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Tyrese Sinclair (Mansfield Town) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  15. Post update

    Tyrese Sinclair (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

  17. Post update

    George Maris (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Caprice replaces Joshua Key.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Mansfield Town. James Perch tries a through ball, but Tyrese Sinclair is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge402181160372371
2Cheltenham392091053351869
3Tranmere391810115247564
4Bolton391810114844464
5Forest Green391711115044662
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport38179124839960
8Exeter3815121160431757
9Leyton Orient39169144440457
10Salford3814131144311355
11Bradford381510134543255
12Carlisle37166155144754
13Stevenage401217113534153
14Crawley391410154953-452
15Port Vale40148185252050
16Harrogate39147184044-449
17Oldham40139185966-748
18Scunthorpe37137173845-746
19Mansfield40918134551-645
20Walsall39819123946-743
21Barrow38119184548-342
22Colchester40817153754-1741
23Southend39811202352-2935
24Grimsby39713193057-2734
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