Mansfield recorded their fifth successive home win and moved to within a point of the play-offs at the expense of Lincoln City.

Ross Dyer expertly finished Luke O'Neill's cross to grab his sixth goal of the season and put the hosts ahead.

Gary Roberts doubled the advantage in spectacular fashion with a superb effort from 30 yards out.

Mark McCammon fired home from just inside the area for the Imps, but it proved to be only a consolation.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Nottingham:

Cox pleased to repay Stags chairman

"It's been a big week for us with the ground [chairman John Radford bought the ground]. I'm pleased for the chairman and we repaid him a bit. It was nice to perform well in front of a big crowd.

"We applied ourselves really well. We played with a lot of energy and we played well in possession. But when we didn't have the ball, we were manic and we really got about them and never really let them settle.

"It's a good win and one we wanted out of the way because of the stuff regarding the ground that was surrounding the club this week."

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire:

Not much between sides - Holdsworth

"It was a very even game. There was nothing in it and you would not have guessed that Mansfield are on the verge of the play-offs and we have had a struggling team, so all in all I was satisfied.

"But I felt that (we needed) a bit more belief about us, a bit more desire in the final third.

"We've competed very well today. If we do have something to improve on, we need to start keeping clean sheets but we've played a good side and there wasn't much difference.

"But when you come to a side in the top six you have to impose yourself and I think there were not enough personal battles won. But I can't take anything away from Mansfield, they're a top six side and we must have aspirations of getting to those levels."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 06 Riley
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 17 Sutton
  • 26 Geohaghan
  • 21 Howell
  • 35 Roberts (Worthington - 85' )
  • 07 Briscoe Booked
  • 10 Green
  • 15 Dyer
  • 19 Smith (Meikle - 23' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Redmond
  • 04 Worthington
  • 09 Rhead
  • 24 Meikle
  • 28 Hutchinson

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 04 Williams
  • 05 Gowling
  • 26 Robson
  • 08 Power
  • 15 Russell (Almond - 61' )
  • 31 Bore (McCammon - 78' )
  • 34 Thompson Booked
  • 10 Louis
  • 16 Pacquette (Taylor - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 02 Watson
  • 07 Taylor
  • 30 Almond
  • 33 McCammon
Ref: Clark
Att: 4,830

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

10 3

Corners

2 2

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark McCammon - Mansfield 2 - 1 Lincoln Mark McCammon scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Mansfield 2-1 Lincoln City.

90:00 +2:49

The ball is delivered by Louis Almond, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.

90:00 +2:20

Louis Almond takes a shot. Martin Riley gets a block in.

89:36

Louis Almond produces a cross, Mark McCammon takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

86:10

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Taylor. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

82:50

Jefferson Louis takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

82:50 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Worthington.

82:50

Lindon Meikle takes a shot. Robbie Williams gets a block in. Matthew Green takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on Tyrone Thompson. Paul Robson takes the free kick, Header by Jefferson Louis from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

82:11

Ross Dyer produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

81:08

A cross is delivered by Luke O'Neill, save made by Joe Anyon.

80:22

Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.

80:05

Louis Briscoe sends in a cross, clearance by Robbie Williams.

79:00

A cross is delivered by Louis Briscoe, clearance by Robbie Williams.

77:59 Substitution

Substitution Peter Bore leaves the field to be replaced by Mark McCammon.

75:36

Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

75:36 Booking

Booking Tyrone Thompson booked.

75:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Howell by Tyrone Thompson.

71:58

Unfair challenge on Martin Riley by Jefferson Louis results in a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

69:13

Effort on goal by Lindon Meikle from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:13

Matthew Green takes a shot. Robbie Williams gets a block in.

66:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on Louis Almond. Alan Power takes the direct free kick.

66:25

A cross is delivered by Lindon Meikle, Robbie Williams manages to make a clearance.

65:22

Effort on goal by Louis Briscoe from long distance goes harmlessly over the target.

64:05

Luke O'Neill produces a cross.

59:57 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Taylor comes on in place of Richard Pacquette.

59:57 Substitution

Substitution Louis Almond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Russell.

59:57

Luke O'Neill takes a corner.

59:49

A cross is delivered by Ross Dyer, Paul Robson makes a clearance.

59:41

The ball is crossed by Ritchie Sutton.

57:41

Assist on the goal came from Lindon Meikle.

57:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Roberts - Mansfield 2 - 0 Lincoln Gary Roberts finds the net with a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Mansfield 2-0 Lincoln City.

54:49

The ball is delivered by Luke O'Neill.

54:12

Unfair challenge on Martin Riley by Richard Pacquette results in a free kick. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

53:52

The official flags Matthew Green offside. Joe Anyon takes the indirect free kick.

53:10

The ball is crossed by Louis Briscoe, Tyrone Thompson manages to make a clearance.

50:46

The ball is crossed by Louis Briscoe.

48:54

Richard Pacquette takes a shot.

46:11

Assist on the goal came from Luke O'Neill.

46:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Dyer - Mansfield 1 - 0 Lincoln Ross Dyer grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Mansfield 1-0 Lincoln City.

46:06

Luke O'Neill produces a cross,

45:40

A cross is delivered by Louis Briscoe, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:16 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:50

Effort from the edge of the area by Lindon Meikle goes wide of the right-hand upright.

42:42

Gary Roberts sends in a cross, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

41:03

Tyrone Thompson delivers the ball, Exodus Geohaghon manages to make a clearance.

39:11

John Nutter crosses the ball, Jefferson Louis produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

39:11 Booking

Booking Louis Briscoe shown a yellow card.

38:51

Louis Briscoe concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Power.

37:58

Shot by Matthew Green. Save by Joe Anyon.

37:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Tyrone Thompson. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

35:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Power on Anthony Howell. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

35:46

A cross is delivered by Paul Robson, Martin Riley manages to make a clearance.

34:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Pacquette. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

34:23

Lindon Meikle takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.

33:19

Corner taken right-footed by Luke O'Neill from the right by-line, Robbie Williams makes a clearance.

31:46

Foul by Peter Bore on Ritchie Sutton, free kick awarded. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

31:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on Alan Power. Alan Power takes the free kick.

31:00

Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

30:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Gowling on Ross Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

28:27

Jefferson Louis challenges Martin Riley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

28:13

The ball is swung over by Lindon Meikle, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

26:02

Centre by Louis Briscoe. Matthew Green is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

24:52

Unfair challenge on Matthew Green by Tyrone Thompson results in a free kick. Luke O'Neill crosses the ball in from the free kick.

22:58 Substitution

Substitution Lindon Meikle comes on in place of Adam Smith.

19:20

Paul Robson crosses the ball, Martin Riley makes a clearance. Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

16:57

Josh Gowling challenges Adam Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke O'Neill from left wing, clearance by Jefferson Louis.

15:25

Simon Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Riley. Simon Russell takes the inswinging corner, Alan Marriott makes a save.

14:13

The ball is sent over by Luke O'Neill, clearance made by John Nutter.

13:38

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Pacquette. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

10:29

Paul Robson challenges Adam Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke O'Neill from left wing, clearance made by Robbie Williams.

8:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Nutter by Luke O'Neill. A cross is delivered by John Nutter, Alan Power takes a shot. Exodus Geohaghon gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Simon Russell,

8:21

Centre by Ritchie Sutton, clearance by Paul Robson.

7:28

Unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Jefferson Louis results in a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

7:03

Effort on goal by Ritchie Sutton from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

6:54

The ball is sent over by Louis Briscoe, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

6:39

The ball is crossed by Luke O'Neill, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

4:23

Unfair challenge on Adam Smith by John Nutter results in a free kick. Luke O'Neill crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. Matthew Green is ruled offside. Joe Anyon takes the indirect free kick.

3:47

Luke O'Neill sends in a cross, Ross Dyer takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

3:32

Centre by Luke O'Neill, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

2:00

The ball is swung over by Adam Smith, Robbie Williams makes a clearance.

1:04

Centre by Louis Briscoe, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

0:31

Handball decision goes against Gary Roberts. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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