Mansfield won their third successive game and five different players got on the scoresheet as they climbed to within one place of the play-off zone.

Adam Murray set the tone by scoring a fifth-minute opener from 25 yards.

There were no more goals until the second half when Anthony Howell made it two after good work by Luke Jones, who headed home the third from close range.

Matt Green then scored from the left-hand side of the area before Lee Stevenson's penalty completed the rout.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Football of the highest level - Cox

"We put in a good performance. Credit to the boys, we looked sluggish early on but second half we were excellent.

"We played some great stuff. The passing and moving for the fourth goal was of the highest level, so I'm pleased for the boys.

"The way that they moved the ball about and the desire to ram the words down my throat was evident. I thought it was an excellent second-half performance."

Dartford boss Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

'We bossed the first half' - Burman

"They played very very well second half, but first half we bossed the game completely - we should have gone 1-0 up. We bossed the first half and thought we could get something out of the game.

"The story of the game was in the two boxes. They were better in our box than we were in their box, it's as simple as that.

"I'm disappointed we lost three points but when the scoreline says 5-0, that's this league.

"We had a go, we've been beaten by a strong side who do the basics well, but we had our chances at crucial times and they've got to go in."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 04 Dempster Booked
  • 05 Jones
  • 17 Beevers
  • 29 Jennings
  • 13 Howell
  • 21 Murray Booked
  • 26 Stevenson
  • 31 Daniel (Wright - 83' )
  • 07 Meikle (Briscoe - 46' )
  • 10 Green Booked (Rhead - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Sutton
  • 14 Clements
  • 11 Briscoe
  • 12 Wright
  • 16 Rhead

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli
  • 03 Green
  • 04 Champion Booked
  • 06 Bonner
  • 13 Rogers (Green - 75' )
  • 16 Arber
  • 22 Evans
  • 14 Noble
  • 15 Collier (Erskine - 75' )
  • 20 Burns
  • 11 Harris Booked (Wallis - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Wells
  • 08 Wallis
  • 17 Green
  • 07 Hayes
  • 09 Erskine
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 2,598

Match Stats

Shots

21 10

On target

13 5

Corners

10 7

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:01 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:07

The ball is delivered by Jack Evans.

90:00 +1:08

Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marcus Bettinelli.

89:48

Lee Stevenson takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Arber.

88:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Wright on Jon Wallis. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

87:33

Adam Murray restarts play with the free kick.

87:33 Booking

Booking Tom Champion goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

87:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Stevenson by Tom Champion.

85:52 Substitution

Substitution Jon Wallis comes on in place of Danny Harris.

84:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Stevenson - Mansfield 5 - 0 Dartford Penalty taken right-footed by Lee Stevenson and scored. Mansfield 5-0 Dartford.

83:36

Adam Green challenges Lee Stevenson unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

82:20 Substitution

Substitution Matt Green leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Rhead.

82:20 Substitution

Substitution Colin Daniel leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Wright.

82:03

Unfair challenge on Danny Harris by Colin Daniel results in a free kick. Tom Bonner takes the free kick.

81:40

Corner taken by James Jennings from the right by-line played to the near post, Lee Stevenson takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

81:22

Luke Jones takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

80:27

Dominic Green decides to take a short corner. Matt Green fouled by Jack Evans, the ref awards a free kick. James Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

79:21

Anthony Howell challenges Tom Champion unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dominic Green produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Alan Marriott.

79:10

Tom Champion delivers the ball, clearance by John Dempster.

78:11

The assist for the goal came from Louis Briscoe.

78:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Green - Mansfield 4 - 0 Dartford Matt Green scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Mansfield 4-0 Dartford.

77:40

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

76:24

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Jennings, save by Marcus Bettinelli.

75:32

The ball is crossed by Louis Briscoe, Lee Burns makes a clearance.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution James Rogers goes off and Dominic Green comes on.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Jacob Erskine is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Collier.

73:46

James Jennings takes the outswinging corner, Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Green.

73:29

Colin Daniel takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

72:01

Adam Murray takes a shot. Mark Arber gets a block in.

71:40

A cross is delivered by Colin Daniel, Tom Bonner makes a clearance.

71:09

Adam Green takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

70:37

Jack Evans fouled by James Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Burns restarts play with the free kick.

70:19

Nathan Collier produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

69:33

The ball is delivered by Colin Daniel.

68:16

Nathan Collier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Jones. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

66:35

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Noble, Close range headed effort by Mark Arber clears the crossbar.

66:19

Danny Harris produces a cross, John Dempster manages to make a clearance.

65:07

Assist by Colin Daniel.

65:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Jones - Mansfield 3 - 0 Dartford Luke Jones finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Mansfield 3-0 Dartford.

64:41

Corner taken left-footed by James Jennings to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Collier.

64:09

Inswinging corner taken by James Jennings from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Collier.

63:47

Corner taken left-footed by James Jennings, Mark Arber manages to make a clearance.

63:32

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, Lee Burns gets a block in.

62:33

Unfair challenge on Lee Stevenson by Tom Champion results in a free kick. Adam Murray takes the direct free kick.

62:08

The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, Close range headed effort by Luke Jones clears the crossbar.

61:09

Adam Murray fouled by Lee Noble, the ref awards a free kick. James Jennings takes the direct free kick.

59:31

The ball is sent over by Nathan Collier, clearance by Luke Jones.

59:15

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Noble, clearance made by Lee Beevers.

59:09

Jack Evans produces a cross, clearance made by Luke Jones.

58:49

A cross is delivered by Jack Evans, Lee Beevers makes a clearance.

57:48

Colin Daniel takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

57:15

Lee Stevenson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

55:47

Corner taken by James Jennings from the left by-line, clearance made by Tom Champion.

55:33

Colin Daniel sends in a cross, blocked by Lee Burns.

53:43

Assist by Luke Jones.

53:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Howell - Mansfield 2 - 0 Dartford Anthony Howell grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Mansfield 2-0 Dartford.

53:03

Direct free kick taken by James Jennings.

53:03 Booking

Booking Danny Harris booked.

52:52

Unfair challenge on Adam Murray by Lee Noble results in a free kick.

52:34

Anthony Howell takes a shot. Tom Champion gets a block in.

51:02

The ball is delivered by Nathan Collier, Alan Marriott makes a comfortable save.

50:16

Shot by Adam Murray from just outside the area goes over the net.

49:48

Tom Champion is penalised for a handball. The free kick is swung in left-footed by James Jennings.

48:46

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James Jennings, save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

47:37

Matt Green crosses the ball, Colin Daniel produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

45:34

Matt Green takes a shot. Mark Arber gets a block in.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Louis Briscoe comes on in place of Lindon Meikle.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:19

Nathan Collier challenges John Dempster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

44:36

Effort on goal by Colin Daniel from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

43:12

Adam Green challenges Colin Daniel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

42:42

Tom Champion takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

42:16

Direct free kick taken by Adam Green.

42:16 Booking

Booking John Dempster goes into the book.

41:59

Unfair challenge on Danny Harris by John Dempster results in a free kick.

39:38

Adam Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Evans. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Adam Green.

38:39 Booking

Booking The referee shows Adam Murray a yellow card for dissent.

38:23

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Lindon Meikle goes wide of the left-hand post.

37:07

Adam Green restarts play with the free kick. Danny Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Jones. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

37:07 Booking

Booking Booking for Matt Green for unsporting behaviour.

36:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Green on Mark Arber.

36:29

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Howell. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Green.

35:26

Danny Harris sends in a cross, Lee Beevers makes a clearance.

34:43

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tom Bonner.

33:47

Lindon Meikle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Rogers. Lee Noble restarts play with the free kick.

32:03

Jack Evans fouled by Adam Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Burns takes the free kick.

30:33

Unfair challenge on Danny Harris by John Dempster results in a free kick. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

28:43

Matt Green is ruled offside. Marcus Bettinelli takes the indirect free kick.

27:36

Effort from just outside the area by Jack Evans goes over the target.

26:50

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble, Lee Burns takes a shot. Lee Stevenson manages to make a clearance.

26:37

Adam Green crosses the ball, blocked by Lindon Meikle.

25:56

Centre by Lee Noble, clearance by Luke Jones.

24:50

Tom Champion gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Howell. Adam Murray restarts play with the free kick. John Dempster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Bonner. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

24:31

Centre by Lee Beevers, save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

23:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Jennings, clearance by Mark Arber.

22:23

Lee Burns sends in a cross.

21:12

Adam Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lindon Meikle. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

20:59

Jack Evans produces a cross, save made by Alan Marriott.

19:40

Shot by Danny Harris from outside the box goes over the target.

19:01

A cross is delivered by Lee Burns, clearance made by Lee Beevers.

17:53

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble played to the near post, save made by Alan Marriott.

17:22

Adam Murray challenges Lee Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Adam Green from left wing, James Jennings manages to make a clearance.

15:05

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Jennings, Luke Jones has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

14:22

The ball is delivered by Jack Evans.

13:37

Jack Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Jennings. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

12:55

Unfair challenge on Alan Marriott by Lee Noble results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

12:26

The ball is swung over by James Rogers, save made by Alan Marriott.

11:11

Lee Stevenson is ruled offside. Marcus Bettinelli takes the free kick.

10:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Beevers on Lee Noble. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

9:35

Anthony Howell produces a cross.

9:16

James Jennings produces a cross, Adam Green makes a clearance.

7:40

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the left by-line to the near post, Lee Stevenson makes a clearance.

7:09

Lee Noble takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matt Green.

5:48

Nathan Collier is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

4:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Murray - Mansfield 1 - 0 Dartford Adam Murray finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Mansfield 1-0 Dartford.

4:12

Jack Evans sends in a cross, John Dempster makes a clearance.

3:55

Nathan Collier takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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