Mansfield Town earned a fifth win in six games and made it 16 goals in their last three home matches as they eased past Cambridge United.

Lee Stevenson found the net after a scramble to put the hosts ahead, but the visitors levelled when Liam Hughes headed in a Rossi Jarvis corner.

Luke Jones poked in from close range to put Paul Cox's side back in front.

And Colin Daniel rounded off a fine passing move from inside the penalty area to complete the victory.

Mansfield remain one place outside the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off places, but are only three points adrift and have at least one game in hand on all of the five teams above them.

Cambridge are 10th in the table following a third consecutive defeat.

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Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"They put in a performance today. I thought the first 20 minutes they were a little bit wobbly.

"But then after 20 minutes we really did settle down and we got our shape back.

"In the second half we were thoroughly professional and we played some great stuff."

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