Mansfield climbed up to seventh place in League Two after a goalless draw with struggling Bury.

Home keeper Brian Jensen was in top form as he denied Jack Blake and Colin Daniel, while his opposite number Alan Marriott saved Shaun Harrad's shot.

The second half started in cagey fashion before John Dempster was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Harrad.

Bury's Danny Mayor and Danny Hylton both should have done better with headed chances as the Stags held on.

Deep into injury time, Mansfield boss Paul Cox was sent to the stands after a dispute with the fourth official.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury caretaker manager Ronnie Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The lads are playing the right way and we're getting good deliveries from wide areas but it's just not dropping in the box for us. We just want one to go in off somebody's knee and we'll be happy.

"You can see how teams come here and make it so tough for us. They sat in and slowed the game down.

"We kept going and the boys are positive. Hopefully their luck will change."

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Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought the boys were excellent, considering the last half an hour we were down to 10 men.

"I thought they were immense in terms of their desire to not lose a football match.

"This could be a valuable point coming away here. They have put on a really good performance."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 02 Beeley
  • 28 Mustoe
  • 06 Proctor
  • 05 Cameron
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 19 Soares
  • 08 Miller (Mayor - 45' )
  • 24 Hylton
  • 14 Harrad
  • 12 Sedgwick (Forrester - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Hinds
  • 09 Forrester
  • 11 Holden
  • 15 Mayor
  • 16 Rooney
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 31 Walker

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott Booked
  • 17 Beevers
  • 16 Jennings Booked
  • 23 McGuire
  • 04 Dempster Dismissed
  • 06 Riley (Poku - 74' )
  • 11 Clucas
  • 26 Blake
  • 36 Palmer (Sutton - 65' )
  • 09 Rhead (Andrew - 84' )
  • 30 Daniel

Substitutes

  • 02 Sutton
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 18 Hutchinson
  • 20 Meikle
  • 24 Andrew
  • 25 Poku
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 2,518

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

5 3

Corners

4 4

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bury 0, Mansfield Town 0.

90:00 +9:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bury 0, Mansfield Town 0.

90:00 +8:57 Booking

Booking Alan Marriott (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +7:43

Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +7:43

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

90:00 +5:05

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +5:05

Jordan Mustoe (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:46

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +1:47

Corner, Bury. Conceded by James Jennings.

90:00 +0:07

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +0:07

William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:19

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

86:19

Jordan Mustoe (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:31 Booking

Booking James Jennings (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

84:29

Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:29

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Bury).

83:15 Substitution

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

82:49

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Bury) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

82:17

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

81:48

Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

80:32

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

80:32

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Bury).

79:49

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Mansfield Town).

79:49

Jordan Mustoe (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:17

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:17

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

75:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Anton Forrester replaces Chris Sedgwick.

74:23

Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

73:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Godfrey Poku replaces Martin Riley because of an injury.

67:36

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

64:34

Attempt saved. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

64:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ritchie Sutton replaces Ollie Palmer.

63:02 Dismissal

Dismissal John Dempster (Mansfield Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

62:00

Shaun Harrad (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:49

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

60:11

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Andrew Proctor.

56:14

James Jennings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:14

Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

52:34

Attempt missed. Jack Blake (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

52:19

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Tom Soares.

45:00

Second Half begins Bury 0, Mansfield Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Tommy Miller because of an injury.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bury 0, Mansfield Town 0.

42:39

Corner, Bury. Conceded by James Jennings.

42:24

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

42:07

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

41:08

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Andrew Proctor.

40:39

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:47

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:47

Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).

38:16

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

36:09

Attempt saved. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

35:42

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:42

Foul by Jordan Mustoe (Bury).

33:56

Attempt blocked. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:00

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:56

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

30:45

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:45

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

29:16

Attempt saved. Andrew Proctor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

28:31

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

28:31

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:28

Foul by Jack Blake (Mansfield Town).

26:28

Tommy Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:05

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

22:24

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

20:34

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

16:56

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

16:56

William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:36

Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:36

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

14:14

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:14

Foul by Jordan Mustoe (Bury).

13:41

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

13:10

Attempt saved. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

11:38

Attempt blocked. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

8:46

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:46

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

6:56

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

6:56

Danny Hylton (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:00

Jordan Mustoe (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:55

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

0:21

Tommy Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:21

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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