Mansfield picked up a straightforward victory at home to Woking in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Louis Briscoe put the hosts ahead when he fired past visiting keeper Aaron Howe from the edge of the area.

Matt Rhead doubled the lead with a low finish, before Joe McNerney's drilled effort halved the deficit.

But substitute Jake Speight made sure of the points in the second minute of added time with a fine finish into the top corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"That's probably the best first-half performance we've had this season. Nobody could have argued if we'd come in maybe two, three goals up

"We made it a little bit hard for ourselves, we looked a little bit anxious in the second half.

"It's a really positive result for us and I think one thing that...we're a work in progress now."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"There's been a lot of talk about the signings that Mansfield have made and we knew it was going to be tough.

"We bossed the game, certainly in open free-play, all they seemed to have was long-throw in the first half but that's their style of play

"What we have learnt very quickly in this league is that if you give the ball away cheaply in your last third, you'll get punished."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 02 Sutton
  • 05 Jones
  • 31 Daniel
  • 33 Geohaghan
  • 07 Meikle
  • 11 Briscoe (Speight - 75' )
  • 13 Howell Booked
  • 21 Murray
  • 10 Green (Wright - 89' )
  • 16 Rhead (Clements - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Thompson
  • 14 Clements
  • 26 Stevenson
  • 08 Speight
  • 12 Wright

Woking

  • 01 Howe
  • 02 Newton
  • 03 Mike
  • 05 McNerney
  • 16 Johnson (Doyle - 84' )
  • 04 Ricketts (Williams - 65' )
  • 08 Parkinson
  • 15 Sawyer Booked
  • 07 Pires (Sinclair - 79' )
  • 11 Betsy
  • 19 McCallum

Substitutes

  • 18 Beasant
  • 06 Doyle
  • 17 Sinclair
  • 22 Frith
  • 14 Williams
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 2,061

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

10 8

Corners

4 6

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:42

A cross is delivered by Gavin McCallum.

90:00 +2:41

Anthony Howell fouled by Kevin Betsy, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Clements takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:36

Assist on the goal came from Nick Wright.

90:00 +1:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Speight - Mansfield 3 - 1 Woking Jake Speight fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Mansfield 3-1 Woking.

89:26

Adam Murray challenges Brett Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Betsy takes the direct free kick.

88:29 Substitution

Substitution Nick Wright is brought on as a substitute for Matt Green.

87:19

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin Betsy, clearance made by Adam Murray.

87:00

Kevin Betsy takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

86:35

Foul by Luke Jones on Dean Sinclair, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Newton.

86:14

A cross is delivered by Lindon Meikle.

85:51

Lindon Meikle delivers the ball, Jack Parkinson manages to make a clearance.

84:54

Corner taken short by Adam Murray.

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Brett Johnson goes off and Adam Doyle comes on.

83:23

The assist for the goal came from Lee Sawyer.

83:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe McNerney - Mansfield 2 - 1 Woking Joe McNerney grabs a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Mansfield 2-1 Woking.

82:02

Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Betsy, Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Blocked by Colin Daniel.

81:26

Matt Green takes a shot. Save by Aaron Howe.

80:42

Shot by Matt Green from just outside the area goes over the net.

78:09 Substitution

Substitution Loick Pires leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Sinclair.

77:14

Colin Daniel concedes a free kick for a foul on Loick Pires. Direct free kick taken by Lee Sawyer.

76:17

Lindon Meikle fouled by Mike Cestor, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Murray crosses the ball, Luke Jones takes a shot. Save by Aaron Howe.

74:10

Adam Murray restarts play with the free kick.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution Chris Clements is brought on as a substitute for Matt Rhead.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution Jake Speight replaces Louis Briscoe.

74:10

Unfair challenge on Colin Daniel by Gavin McCallum results in a free kick.

72:44

Gavin McCallum delivers the ball, Colin Daniel manages to make a clearance.

72:03

Kevin Betsy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

71:14

Matt Green is caught offside. Aaron Howe takes the free kick.

70:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gavin McCallum, Header from close range by Brett Johnson misses to the right of the target.

69:45

Brett Williams crosses the ball, clearance made by Luke Jones.

68:58

Gavin McCallum has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

68:39

Mike Cestor takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

67:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy by Ritchie Sutton. Jack Parkinson restarts play with the free kick.

65:05

Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Aaron Howe makes a save.

64:14 Substitution

Substitution Mark Ricketts goes off and Brett Williams comes on.

63:51

Shot from just outside the box by Adam Murray goes over the crossbar.

63:37

Matt Rhead delivers the ball.

63:05

Exodus Geohaghon fouled by Gavin McCallum, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

62:40

Effort from outside the area by Gavin McCallum strikes the post.

62:08

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Alan Marriott makes a comfortable save.

60:04

Corner taken by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line, Alan Marriott makes a clearance.

55:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Briscoe on Lee Sawyer. Jack Parkinson takes the direct free kick.

55:11

Lee Sawyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Murray. Direct free kick taken by Adam Murray.

54:06

Lindon Meikle sends in a cross, clearance made by Joe McNerney.

52:42

Loick Pires is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Exodus Geohaghon.

51:23

The ball is crossed by Adam Newton, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.

50:53

The offside flag is raised against Matt Green. Joe McNerney takes the free kick.

49:50

Exodus Geohaghon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Loick Pires. Jack Parkinson takes the free kick.

48:47

Anthony Howell concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ricketts. Aaron Howe restarts play with the free kick.

46:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Murray, Luke Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Brett Johnson.

46:28

Lindon Meikle takes a shot. Aaron Howe makes a save.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:04

The assist for the goal came from Anthony Howell.

45:00 +2:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Rhead - Mansfield 2 - 0 Woking Matt Rhead scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Mansfield 2-0 Woking.

44:55

Matt Green is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Aaron Howe.

44:00

The ball is delivered by Louis Briscoe, Mike Cestor gets a block in.

43:22

Corner taken by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line, save by Alan Marriott.

43:05

A cross is delivered by Gavin McCallum, clearance made by Colin Daniel.

42:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin McCallum by Anthony Howell. Mike Cestor restarts play with the free kick.

36:20

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

34:21

Joe McNerney produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Alan Marriott.

34:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Anthony Howell.

33:51

Gavin McCallum fouled by Anthony Howell, the ref awards a free kick.

33:26

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, save made by Aaron Howe.

32:47

Jack Parkinson delivers the ball, save made by Alan Marriott.

31:47

Exodus Geohaghon takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Betsy.

31:27

Corner from right by-line taken by Adam Murray.

31:01

Anthony Howell takes a shot. Jack Parkinson gets a block in.

29:57

Foul by Jack Parkinson on Matt Rhead, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Murray.

28:18

Centre by Gavin McCallum, save by Alan Marriott.

27:32

Shot from 30 yards by Loick Pires. Save by Alan Marriott.

25:20

Foul by Colin Daniel on Kevin Betsy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Sawyer.

22:09

Lindon Meikle delivers the ball, Shot from close range by Luke Jones clears the bar.

21:25

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Murray from the right by-line, clearance by Jack Parkinson.

20:32

The ball is delivered by Mike Cestor, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.

20:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy by Luke Jones. Mark Ricketts takes the free kick.

18:17

Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

18:17 Booking

Booking Lee Sawyer shown a yellow card.

17:55

Unfair challenge on Colin Daniel by Lee Sawyer results in a free kick.

17:32

Adam Murray delivers the ball, Brett Johnson makes a clearance.

12:45

The ball is delivered by Gavin McCallum, clearance made by Luke Jones.

11:35

Loick Pires fouled by Exodus Geohaghon, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.

9:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Louis Briscoe - Mansfield 1 - 0 Woking Louis Briscoe finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Mansfield 1-0 Woking.

8:09

Foul by Joe McNerney on Matt Green, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Adam Murray, clearance made by Brett Johnson.

7:55

The ball is delivered by Loick Pires.

5:07

Louis Briscoe concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ricketts. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Sawyer, Adam Murray manages to make a clearance.

4:24

Gavin McCallum takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.

4:07

The ball is swung over by Kevin Betsy, Luke Jones makes a clearance.

1:40

Loick Pires is ruled offside. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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