Matt Green's penalty in first-half injury-time set Mansfield Town on their way to a routine win over Tamworth.

Green coolly slotted home after he was brought down in the area by Scott Barrow to give the Stags the advantage after a scrappy opening 45 minutes.

Mansfield started to get on top in the second half and always looked like extending their lead.

And the hosts eventually doubled their lead in the 62nd minute when Luke Jones headed home from close range.

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Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Stags can improve further - Cox

"Over the 90 minutes we were resolute and organised. It is probably one of our better performances this season.

"There's still plenty more we can get better at and things we can improve on, but it's a foundation to build on and hopefully we can build from there.

"I thought that when we needed to we defended as a team and that was really important."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 02 Sutton
  • 05 Jones
  • 33 Geohaghan
  • 13 Howell
  • 21 Murray Booked
  • 31 Daniel
  • 07 Meikle (Clements - 90' )
  • 10 Green Booked (Speight - 90' )
  • 11 Briscoe (Roberts - 85' )
  • 16 Rhead

Substitutes

  • 03 Thompson
  • 14 Clements
  • 18 Roberts
  • 08 Speight
  • 12 Wright

Tamworth

  • 02 Tait
  • 06 Marshall (Ivey-Ward - 63' )
  • 15 Courtney
  • 17 Gudger
  • 04 Baldock Booked (Gievan - 88' )
  • 11 Kerry Booked
  • 13 Breedon
  • 19 Barrow Booked
  • 07 Cunnington
  • 14 Jeffers
  • 28 Collins (Liabo - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Wren
  • 05 Ivey-Ward
  • 25 Meer
  • 29 Gievan
  • 20 Liabo
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 2,105

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

5 4

Corners

6 5

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:34 Substitution

Substitution Chris Clements on for Lindon Meikle.

90:00 +0:41

The ball is sent over by Richard Tait.

89:57 Substitution

Substitution Jake Speight is brought on as a substitute for Matt Green.

89:31

Scott Barrow has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

87:41 Substitution

Substitution Michael Girvan is brought on as a substitute for George Baldock.

87:15

Short corner taken by Scott Barrow from the left by-line.

85:30

Corner taken by Adam Murray, Duane Courtney makes a clearance.

84:46 Substitution

Substitution (Mansfield) makes a substitution, with Gary Roberts coming on for Louis Briscoe.

84:16 Booking

Booking George Baldock goes into the referee's book.

83:03

Scott Barrow takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.

82:56

The ball is delivered by Shaun Jeffers, Ritchie Sutton makes a clearance.

79:33

Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Alan Marriott makes a save.

78:02

Lloyd Kerry challenges Colin Daniel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

76:59

Corner taken right-footed by Lloyd Kerry to the near post, Adam Murray makes a clearance.

76:46

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Exodus Geohaghon gets a block in.

73:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lindon Meikle on Lloyd Kerry. Free kick taken by George Baldock.

71:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Jones by Adam Cunnington. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

70:03

Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

70:03 Substitution

Substitution Jan Llado is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Collins.

70:03

Corner taken by Adam Murray, Unfair challenge on Jordan Ivey-Ward by Exodus Geohaghon results in a free kick.

69:52

Centre by Louis Briscoe, George Baldock manages to make a clearance.

66:55

Adam Murray takes the inswinging corner, Matt Rhead concedes a free kick for a foul on Duane Courtney. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

65:39

The referee blows for offside against Shaun Jeffers. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

64:36

Unfair challenge on Connor Gudger by Louis Briscoe results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Barrow.

63:57

The offside flag is raised against Matt Green. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

62:09 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Ivey-Ward joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Marshall.

61:14

Assist by Exodus Geohaghon.

61:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Jones - Mansfield 2 - 0 Tamworth Luke Jones finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Mansfield 2-0 Tamworth.

60:09

Shaun Jeffers is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

58:06

The ball is sent over by Connor Gudger, Alan Marriott makes a save.

57:26

The ball is swung over by George Baldock.

56:44

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Murray, clearance made by Duane Courtney.

56:34

Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Marshall.

55:08

Shot from outside the area by Lloyd Kerry misses to the left of the target.

54:56

The ball is crossed by George Baldock, Colin Daniel makes a clearance.

54:06

Matt Rhead is ruled offside. George Baldock takes the direct free kick.

52:07

Matt Rhead has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

51:41

A cross is delivered by Lindon Meikle, clearance made by Tom Marshall.

51:16

The ball is sent over by Shaun Jeffers, save by Alan Marriott.

49:43

Corner taken right-footed by Lloyd Kerry to the near post, Alan Marriott makes a save.

49:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Adam Cunnington. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Kerry.

48:20

Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Rhead misses to the right of the goal.

47:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Adam Cunnington. Exodus Geohaghon restarts play with the free kick.

46:48

Matt Rhead takes a shot. Tony Breedon makes a save.

46:22

Adam Cunnington is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

45:53

Foul by Matt Green on Tom Marshall, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +6:06 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +3:33

Unfair challenge on Adam Murray by Adam Cunnington results in a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

45:00 +2:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Green - Mansfield 1 - 0 Tamworth Placed penalty scored by Matt Green. Mansfield 1-0 Tamworth.

45:00 +1:42 Booking

Booking Scott Barrow is given a yellow card.

45:00 +1:32

Scott Barrow challenges Matt Green unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

45:00 +0:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Howell by Charlie Collins. Direct free kick taken by Exodus Geohaghon.

43:34

Corner taken by Lloyd Kerry from the left by-line played to the near post, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.

42:46

Free kick crossed by Lloyd Kerry, Luke Jones manages to make a clearance.

42:46 Booking

Booking Adam Murray booked for dissent.

42:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Adam Cunnington.

42:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Green. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

41:48

The ball is crossed by George Baldock, save made by Alan Marriott.

41:06

Matt Rhead has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

39:42

The ball is swung over by Louis Briscoe.

35:16

Scott Barrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Briscoe. Centre by Adam Murray, Shot on goal by Lindon Meikle from just inside the area goes over the target.

34:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Murray from the right by-line, clearance by Charlie Collins.

34:41

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, clearance by Scott Barrow.

34:04

Adam Cunnington challenges Adam Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ritchie Sutton takes the free kick.

33:05

Louis Briscoe concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Barrow. Direct free kick taken by Tom Marshall.

31:55

Centre by Charlie Collins, Alan Marriott makes a save.

29:13

The official flags Matt Green offside. Duane Courtney takes the direct free kick.

28:31

Lloyd Kerry produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

27:45

Adam Cunnington takes a shot.

27:05

Adam Murray sends in a cross, Matt Green takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

25:06

The ball is sent over by Louis Briscoe, Header from deep inside the area by Matt Green goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

22:05

Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

22:05 Booking

Booking Matt Green is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

21:45

Tony Breedon fouled by Matt Green, the ref awards a free kick.

19:48

Lindon Meikle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Tait. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

19:34

Tom Marshall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Rhead. Adam Murray restarts play with the free kick.

19:05

Adam Cunnington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

17:16

Free kick crossed by Adam Murray.

17:16 Booking

Booking Lloyd Kerry receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

16:51

Lloyd Kerry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lindon Meikle.

16:39

Charlie Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Exodus Geohaghon. Exodus Geohaghon restarts play with the free kick.

16:18

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

15:20

Matt Rhead sends in a cross, George Baldock manages to make a clearance.

14:40

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Murray from the left by-line, Anthony Howell takes a shot. Blocked by Charlie Collins.

14:31

Colin Daniel crosses the ball, Duane Courtney manages to make a clearance.

11:55

The ball is crossed by Louis Briscoe, save made by Tony Breedon.

11:30

Richard Tait delivers the ball, Exodus Geohaghon manages to make a clearance.

9:30

Anthony Howell challenges George Baldock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lloyd Kerry delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.

8:38

Foul by Adam Cunnington on Exodus Geohaghon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

8:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Collins by Adam Murray. George Baldock takes the direct free kick.

5:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Murray on Charlie Collins. Scott Barrow has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

4:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Green. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

3:13

Centre by Scott Barrow.

2:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Cunnington on Matt Rhead. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

1:56

Shaun Jeffers takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

0:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Rhead on Connor Gudger. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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