Mansfield had goalkeeper Alan Marriott to thank for their point away at lowly AFC Telford.

The Bucks started brightly with Richard Davies striking the bar from distance with a powerful effort and Marriott saving well from Craig Farrell.

Mansfield came into the contest in the second period, Matthew Green going close on a couple of occasions.

Marriott made fine stops to deny Davies and Stephen Jones late on to preserve his clean sheet.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Cox bemoans Stags' lack of creativity

"We just lacked a cutting edge and an end product. The lads have worked hard but we didn't create.

"Our delivery in the box wasn't good, our end product was nothing today. That's sometimes down to a bit of quality in depth.

"We've got good players and you want quality in your squad."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Newton Booked
  • 05 Whitehead
  • 06 Killock
  • 23 Valentine Booked
  • 20 Davies Booked (Adams - 85' )
  • 27 Smith
  • 28 Cain
  • 19 Farrell (Jones - 61' )
  • 25 Sharp (King - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 16 Preston
  • 17 King
  • 11 Adams
  • 29 Jones

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 05 Thompson
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 17 Sutton
  • 30 Freeman
  • 11 Murray Booked
  • 21 Howell
  • 29 Hegarty (Connor - 46' )
  • 10 Green
  • 15 Dyer
  • 24 Meikle

Substitutes

  • 23 Redmond
  • 22 Day
  • 14 Bolland
  • 09 Connor
  • 28 Moult
Ref: Bond
Att: 2,203

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

5 3

Corners

6 1

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

89:56 Substitution

Substitution Craig King comes on in place of Chris Sharp.

89:27

The ball is crossed by Ashley Cain.

88:10 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

86:30

Stuart Whitehead challenges Matthew Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke O'Neill takes the free kick.

84:20 Substitution

Substitution Jon Adams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Davies.

79:23

The ball is swung over by Jay Smith, Kieron Freeman makes a clearance.

78:48

Luke O'Neill concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Newton. Jay Smith restarts play with the free kick.

78:34

Chris Sharp takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Howell.

77:50 Booking

Booking Adam Murray is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

77:31

Adam Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Davies. Chris Sharp takes the direct free kick.

74:40

Matthew Green takes a shot.

74:09

Stephen Jones takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

73:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieron Freeman on Ashley Cain. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

68:00

Adam Murray fouled by Stephen Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke O'Neill.

67:22

Corner taken by Jay Smith from the right by-line.

67:09

Richard Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Marriott.

66:42

Anthony Howell challenges Will Salmon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Salmon takes the direct free kick.

66:07

Shot by Sean Newton from a long way out goes over the target.

65:47

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith from the right by-line, John Thompson makes a clearance.

65:15

Corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith.

61:14

Stephen Jones takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

60:34 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Jones joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Farrell.

60:08

Matthew Green takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Whitehead.

55:45

Foul by Matthew Green on Shane Killock, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

53:40

Adam Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cain. Jay Smith delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

50:50 Booking

Booking Booking for Richard Davies.

50:32

Richard Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Howell. John Thompson takes the direct free kick.

49:13

Ritchie Sutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Farrell. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jay Smith from right channel.

46:25

Outswinging corner taken by Sean Newton from the right by-line.

45:54

Craig Farrell takes a shot. Alan Marriott makes a save.

45:10 Substitution

Substitution (Mansfield) makes a substitution, with Paul Connor coming on for Nick Hegarty.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:29 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:09

Luke O'Neill takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

45:00 +1:55

Shane Killock challenges Matthew Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Murray.

42:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Howell on Stuart Whitehead. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

42:31

Adam Murray takes a shot. Richard Davies gets a block in.

42:06

Sean Newton challenges Luke O'Neill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nick Hegarty crosses the ball in from the free kick.

41:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Sean Newton for unsporting behaviour.

39:43

Ashley Cain is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

38:32

Ritchie Sutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Young. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

38:32 Booking

Booking The referee books Ryan Valentine for unsporting behaviour.

38:03

Ryan Valentine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lindon Meikle. Direct free kick taken by Luke O'Neill.

36:52

Ross Dyer is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

36:10

Jay Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Murray. Free kick taken by Luke O'Neill.

34:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Young by Anthony Howell. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

34:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke O'Neill played to the near post, Ryan Young makes a save.

32:44

A cross is delivered by Kieron Freeman, Ross Dyer takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

31:56

Ashley Cain concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieron Freeman. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

29:57

Matthew Green produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

27:51

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith from the right by-line.

27:28

Richard Davies takes a shot.

26:54

Unfair challenge on Adam Murray by Ashley Cain results in a free kick. John Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

25:01

The ball is swung over by Ross Dyer, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nick Hegarty goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

23:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Thompson on Craig Farrell. Jay Smith takes the direct free kick.

22:57

Centre by Ryan Valentine, Alan Marriott makes a save.

19:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Davies on Anthony Howell. Luke O'Neill restarts play with the free kick.

17:40

The ball is delivered by Kieron Freeman, save by Ryan Young.

9:43

Ashley Cain fouled by Kieron Freeman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jay Smith.

9:03

Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Sharp clears the bar.

7:35

Kieron Freeman challenges Ashley Cain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Salmon takes the free kick.

6:47

Anthony Howell challenges Richard Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay Smith takes the direct free kick.

5:41

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jay Smith.

3:23

Effort from deep inside the area by Richard Davies misses to the left of the goal.

2:59

Nick Hegarty concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cain. Direct free kick taken by Will Salmon.

0:44

John Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Whitehead. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

0:12

Sean Newton challenges Matthew Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke O'Neill from right channel.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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