Andy Robinson scored inside two minutes as Tranmere Rovers moved into the second round of the Capital One Cup with a routine win over Mansfield Town.

Robinson netted with a glancing header following Ryan Lowe's clever flick on.

And Chris Atkinson made it 2-0 to the League One side when he exchanged passes with Lowe and fired the ball into the top corner from a tight angle.

The Stags improved after the break and James Jennings and Louis Briscoe both went close, but the hosts held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We can't keep giving teams 2-0 leads and expect to win.

"In the past two seasons our success has been been built around hard work, desire and hunger and all those kind of words. I thought that was lacking in the first half.

"In the second half we gave ourselves a chance but the balls don't seem to be dropping for us in the right areas.

"But we have to make things happen to win football matches. I am not one for sitting around feeling sorry for myself."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 03 Horwood
  • 04 Taylor
  • 06 Foster
  • 07 Thompson
  • 10 Robinson
  • 12 Rowe (Koumas - 64' )
  • 17 Power
  • 09 Lowe
  • 19 Sodje (Akpa Akpro - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 05 Goodison
  • 20 Atkinson
  • 22 Koumas
  • 11 Bell-Baggie
  • 16 Stockton
  • 26 Akpa Akpro

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 04 Dempster
  • 05 McCombe (Sutton - 54' )
  • 16 Jennings Booked
  • 17 Beevers
  • 07 Briscoe (Speight - 74' )
  • 13 Howell
  • 20 Meikle
  • 21 Murray
  • 11 Clucas
  • 36 Palmer (Rhead - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Sutton
  • 15 Dyer
  • 19 Clements
  • 31 Daniel
  • 09 Rhead
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 14 Speight
Ref: Webb
Att: 3,067

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

5 4

Corners

3 2

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:49 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:03

The ball is sent over by Sam Clucas.

90:00 +1:11

Ryan Lowe takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

90:00 +0:13

Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. John Dempster gets a block in.

85:44

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Alan Marriott safely holds on.

84:55

James Jennings takes the free kick.

84:33

Foul by Andy Robinson on Adam Murray, free kick awarded.

80:15

Andy Robinson takes the free kick.

79:56 Booking

Booking

79:56

James Jennings goes into the book.

79:48

James Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Thompson.

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Matt Rhead is brought on as a substitute for Oliver Palmer.

78:23

Header at goal by John Dempster goes over the bar.

78:15

James Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

78:06

Jason Koumas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Palmer.

76:52

The ball is sent over by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

75:36

Jake Speight crosses the ball.

74:53

Ryan Lowe delivers the ball.

74:26

Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

74:21

Jake Speight delivers the ball.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Louis Briscoe goes off and Jake Speight comes on.

71:52 Substitution

Substitution Akpo Sodje leaves the field to be replaced by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

71:18

John Dempster manages to make a clearance.

71:10

Free kick crossed by Ash Taylor.

70:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Thompson by Anthony Howell.

67:16

Free kick taken by James Jennings.

67:10

Chris Atkinson handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

66:03

James Jennings makes a clearance.

65:58

The ball is delivered by Andy Robinson.

64:06

Stephen Foster makes a clearance.

63:59

Lee Beevers delivers the ball.

63:28 Substitution

Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Jason Koumas coming on for James Rowe.

62:05

Lindon Meikle takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Owain Fon Williams safely holds on.

61:48

A cross is delivered by Lee Beevers.

60:59

Shot by Louis Briscoe went wide of the left-hand post.

59:49

Chris Atkinson makes a clearance.

59:44

Corner taken by James Jennings.

59:08

Shot by Louis Briscoe.

54:40

Oliver Palmer manages to make a clearance.

54:28

Andy Robinson takes the free kick.

54:21

Unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Ritchie Sutton results in a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Mansfield) makes a substitution, with Ritchie Sutton coming on for John McCombe.

52:07

Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

52:01

John Dempster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akpo Sodje.

51:42

Free kick crossed by Lee Beevers.

51:34

Stephen Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Clucas.

50:11

James Jennings takes a shot. Parried by Owain Fon Williams back into danger.

49:14

Oliver Palmer makes a clearance.

49:05

Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line.

48:37

James Rowe takes the free kick.

48:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Howell on James Rowe.

47:52

Shot by Evan Horwood. A parry by Alan Marriott prevents the goal.

47:24

John Dempster manages to make a clearance.

47:07

Free kick crossed by Evan Horwood.

46:52

Unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by James Jennings results in a free kick.

45:32

Oliver Palmer takes a shot. Stephen Foster gets a block in.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +4:28 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +3:14

Joe Thompson sends in a cross.

45:00 +0:55

The assist for the goal came from Andy Robinson.

45:00 +0:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Atkinson - Tranmere 2 - 0 Mansfield Chris Atkinson scores with their left foot. Tranmere 2-0 Mansfield.

44:03

Sam Clucas has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

41:44

Header at goal by Ash Taylor goes over the bar.

41:31

Corner taken by Evan Horwood.

41:11

Danny Holmes sends in a cross.

40:18

Stephen Foster makes a clearance.

40:15

A cross is delivered by Sam Clucas.

35:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Jennings.

35:44

Stephen Foster makes a clearance.

35:22

Sam Clucas takes a shot.

32:26

The ball is sent over by James Jennings.

31:36

Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

31:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Holmes on Lindon Meikle.

29:13

Shot by Ryan Lowe went wide of the left-hand post.

27:08

Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

27:03

Louis Briscoe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood.

26:37

Chris Atkinson takes a shot. Alan Marriott parries the ball away.

25:00

Centre by Evan Horwood.

24:47

The ball is swung over by Akpo Sodje.

24:06

Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

24:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Clucas.

23:42

John McCombe manages to make a clearance.

23:13

Free kick crossed by Andy Robinson.

23:03

Lee Beevers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe.

22:03

Free kick crossed by James Jennings.

21:47

Louis Briscoe fouled by James Rowe, the ref awards a free kick.

21:11

James Jennings takes the free kick.

21:04

Unfair challenge on Lindon Meikle by Danny Holmes results in a free kick.

20:40

Centre by Sam Clucas.

12:28

Header by Ash Taylor misses to the right of the target.

12:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andy Robinson.

11:02

Sam Clucas takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

9:03

Adam Murray restarts play with the free kick.

8:48

James Rowe challenges Louis Briscoe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

7:39

James Jennings takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Owain Fon Williams catches the ball.

6:45

Sam Clucas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Owain Fon Williams blocks the ball.

3:42

Clearance by Stephen Foster.

3:24

James Jennings crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:57

Foul by Chris Atkinson on Lindon Meikle, free kick awarded.

1:57

Assist by Ryan Lowe.

1:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Robinson - Tranmere 1 - 0 Mansfield Andy Robinson scores with a header. Tranmere 1-0 Mansfield.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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