Keiran Murtagh scored an own-goal on his full Mansfield debut to hand Bristol Rovers a point in League Two.

Home goalkeeper Alan Marriott saved from Lee Crown, Ollie Clarke and David Clarkson, who also fired wide, as Rovers dominated early on.

Lee Stevenson headed the Stags ahead against the run of play, as Andy Bond, Clarke, Eliot Richards and Ryan Brunt were all denied an equaliser.

But the hosts' resolve was broken when Murtagh slid in Alefe Santos's cross.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 17 Beevers
  • 30 Daniel (Palmer - 87' )
  • 06 Riley
  • 04 Dempster
  • 02 Sutton
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 13 Howell
  • 24 Andrew (Rhead - 59' )
  • 11 Clucas
  • 10 Stevenson (Meikle - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Rhead
  • 16 Jennings
  • 18 Hutchinson
  • 20 Meikle
  • 25 Poku
  • 33 Mitchell
  • 36 Palmer

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 14 Brown (Keary - 23' )
  • 02 Smith
  • 24 Clarke
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 06 Parkes
  • 15 Norburn (Richards - 56' )
  • 32 O'Toole
  • 26 Brunt
  • 07 Clarkson
  • 16 Bond (Santos - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Gill
  • 10 Richards
  • 20 Gough
  • 23 Goddard
  • 33 Santos
  • 34 Keary
  • 35 Southway
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 3,275

Match Stats

Shots

7 16

On target

2 8

Corners

3 5

Fouls

6 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

90:00 +3:44

Foul by Pat Keary (Bristol Rovers).

90:00 +3:44

Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:48

Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:48

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

87:09

Attempt blocked. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Colin Daniel.

83:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

83:07

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kieran Murtagh.

75:19

Kieran Murtagh (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:19

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

71:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces Andrew Bond.

71:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Lee Stevenson.

68:05

Attempt blocked. Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:22

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

64:30

Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

62:08

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

61:26

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:26

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

60:19

Attempt saved. Andrew Bond (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:26

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

58:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Calvin Andrew.

55:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Eliot Richards replaces Oliver Norburn.

53:48

Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:48

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

53:06

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers).

53:06

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:32

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:32 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:04

Attempt missed. Pat Keary (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

45:00 +0:44

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

45:00 +0:05

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

43:14

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

42:11

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

41:49

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

41:49

Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:53

Attempt saved. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

32:30

Attempt saved. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:46

Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:15

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

28:21

Attempt missed. John Dempster (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

27:57

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

22:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Pat Keary replaces Lee Brown because of an injury.

21:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Calvin Andrew.

20:18

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:15

Foul by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

19:25

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

19:25

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:49

Attempt saved. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:33

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

17:21

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:31

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

14:51

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:51

Foul by David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers).

13:47

Attempt missed. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

12:46

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

12:46

David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:23

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

8:33

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

7:08

Attempt blocked. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

5:29

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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