Mansfield Town made up for their Boxing Day defeat by neighbours Alfreton with a comfortable win at the Impact Arena.

Centre-half Exodus Geohaghon headed Paul Cox's Stags in front to break the deadlock two minutes from half-time.

Colin Daniel then doubled their lead on 57 minutes with a tidy 12-yard finish after being teed up by Lindon Meikle.

John Dempster, Mansfield's scorer in the 2-1 defeat at Field Mill six days ago, then added a third when he dispatched Chris Clements's cross.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought it was a thoroughly professional performance from the boys - they look as though they've looked after themselves over Christmas.

"Their work-ethic, mindset and, more importantly, the shape of our side looked excellent.

"On another day, we could have scored a few more goals, especially in the second half, where I thought we were excellent."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 05 Quinn
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley (Emerton - 80' )
  • 23 Killock Booked
  • 07 Brown
  • 19 Russell (Meadows - 64' )
  • 09 Clayton Booked (Taylor - 64' )
  • 11 Arnold
  • 21 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 17 Streete
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Meadows
  • 18 Wilson
  • 25 Emerton

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 03 Thompson Booked
  • 04 Dempster
  • 17 Beevers Booked
  • 33 Geohaghan
  • 13 Howell
  • 14 Clements (Hutchinson - 78' )
  • 21 Murray
  • 31 Daniel
  • 07 Meikle
  • 10 Green

Substitutes

  • 05 Jones
  • 26 Stevenson
  • 08 Speight
  • 16 Rhead
  • 25 Hutchinson
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,537

Match Stats

Shots

8 19

On target

3 11

Corners

4 11

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:52 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:50

Drilled right-footed shot by Danny Emerton. Save by Alan Marriott.

90:00 +2:08

Centre by Ben Tomlinson.

90:00 +1:44

Lee Beevers takes a shot. Adam Quinn gets a block in.

90:00 +0:46

Nathan Arnold has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

89:20

Anton Brown produces a cross.

88:47

Anthony Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Meadows. Anton Brown takes the free kick.

87:40

Corner taken by Josh Law from the left by-line, clearance by John Dempster.

87:16

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Law, clearance made by Exodus Geohaghon.

86:29

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Hutchinson from right channel, save by Phil Barnes.

86:29 Booking

Booking Ross Killock is cautioned.

86:17

Ross Killock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Green.

84:56

Danny Meadows gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Hutchinson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Hutchinson, Danny Meadows manages to make a clearance.

84:24

Corner taken by Ben Hutchinson from the right by-line, clearance made by Ross Killock.

83:57

Foul by Ross Killock on John Dempster, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Hutchinson from left channel, Adam Quinn manages to make a clearance.

82:20

Matt Green has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Adam Quinn gets a block in. Ben Hutchinson takes the outswinging corner, Anton Brown manages to make a clearance.

80:32

Anthony Howell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal. Matt Green takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Phil Barnes.

78:59

Indirect free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

78:59 Substitution

Substitution Danny Emerton replaces Dan Bradley.

78:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathan Arnold.

78:03

Lindon Meikle fouled by Alastair Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

77:04 Substitution

Substitution Chris Clements leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Hutchinson.

76:26

Effort on goal by Ben Tomlinson from a long way out goes over the bar.

71:44

Assist by Chris Clements.

71:44 Goal scored

Goal! - John Dempster - Alfreton 0 - 3 Mansfield John Dempster fires in a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-3 Mansfield.

70:43

Darran Kempson challenges Matt Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Clements restarts play with the free kick,

70:04

Unfair challenge on Anthony Howell by Anton Brown results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Exodus Geohaghon.

69:31

Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

69:31 Booking

Booking Booking for Lee Beevers.

69:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alastair Taylor by Lee Beevers.

67:04

Lee Beevers has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

66:47

Matt Green has an effort at goal. Blocked by Darran Kempson.

65:11

Alastair Taylor sends in a cross.

64:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, save by Alan Marriott.

62:13

Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

62:13 Substitution

Substitution Danny Meadows is brought on as a substitute for Simon Russell.

62:13 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton goes off and Alastair Taylor comes on.

62:13

Lindon Meikle takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Killock. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Clements from the right by-line, clearance made by Ross Killock. The referee blows for offside.

61:09

The ball is delivered by Colin Daniel, save by Phil Barnes. Corner taken by Chris Clements from the left by-line, clearance by Darran Kempson.

60:40

Centre by Ben Tomlinson, save by Alan Marriott.

59:21

Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

59:21 Booking

Booking The referee books John Thompson for unsporting behaviour.

58:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Thompson on Paul Clayton.

58:42

Colin Daniel crosses the ball, Darran Kempson gets a block in.

57:39

The official flags Lindon Meikle offside. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

56:15

Assist on the goal came from Lindon Meikle.

56:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Colin Daniel - Alfreton 0 - 2 Mansfield Colin Daniel gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alfreton Town 0-2 Mansfield.

55:29

Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

55:29 Booking

Booking Paul Clayton goes into the book.

54:31

The ball is swung over by John Thompson, clearance by Josh Law.

54:03

Dan Bradley delivers the ball, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.

52:58

Colin Daniel takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

51:23

Paul Clayton challenges Exodus Geohaghon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

47:49

Handball by Matt Green. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:29

Adam Murray takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

44:43

John Dempster takes a shot. Darran Kempson gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Clements, Adam Quinn makes a clearance.

44:14

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Clements from the right by-line, Ross Killock makes a clearance.

42:26

Assist by John Dempster.

42:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Exodus Geohaghon - Alfreton 0 - 1 Mansfield Exodus Geohaghon finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Alfreton Town 0-1 Mansfield.

42:05

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Clements.

40:15

Colin Daniel delivers the ball. Lee Beevers concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Killock. Josh Law takes the free kick.

38:54

Effort on goal by Paul Clayton from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

38:16

Centre by Lee Beevers, save made by Phil Barnes.

36:08

Colin Daniel concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Barnes. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

35:39

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Clements, Darran Kempson manages to make a clearance.

35:32

The ball is crossed by Lindon Meikle, clearance by Adam Quinn.

35:14

Lee Beevers crosses the ball, clearance made by Josh Law.

34:20

Corner taken by Chris Clements, Ben Tomlinson manages to make a clearance.

32:52

Nathan Arnold takes a shot from 18 yards. John Dempster gets a block in. Shot from 35 yards by Dan Bradley went wide right of the target.

31:05

Shot by Colin Daniel from 20 yards. Save by Phil Barnes.

29:29

Colin Daniel takes a shot. Blocked by Darran Kempson. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Clements from the right by-line, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

26:59

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by John Dempster results in a free kick. Josh Law takes the free kick.

25:55

The ball is crossed by Lee Beevers, blocked by Darran Kempson.

23:34

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, Ross Killock manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by John Thompson played to the near post.

22:40

Anton Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Howell. Adam Murray takes the direct free kick.

22:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by John Dempster. Direct free kick taken by Darran Kempson.

21:27

Lindon Meikle produces a cross.

20:26

Colin Daniel is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

17:58

Chris Clements delivers the ball, Adam Murray produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

14:54

Unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by John Dempster results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Josh Law, clearance made by Exodus Geohaghon.

13:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Green by Dan Bradley. Chris Clements has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

12:44

Shot from outside the box by Chris Clements goes wide right of the target.

11:56

Handball decision goes against Matt Green. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

10:37

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott. Corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, Adam Quinn challenges Anthony Howell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

9:56

Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Clements goes wide left of the target.

8:05

Matt Green is ruled offside. Darran Kempson restarts play with the free kick.

7:45

A cross is delivered by Matt Green, save by Phil Barnes.

6:57

Nathan Arnold has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

4:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Green. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

2:34

Foul by Chris Clements on Dan Bradley, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ross Killock, clearance made by Lee Beevers.

2:08

Lindon Meikle sends in a cross, clearance by Anton Brown.

1:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Law on Colin Daniel. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Chris Clements from left channel, Darran Kempson manages to make a clearance.

0:15

Chris Clements concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Quinn. Josh Law crosses the ball in from the free kick, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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