Plymouth picked up their first win in eight games thanks to Neal Trotman's stoppage-time winner at Mansfield.

The Stags were without their first-choice keeper and three defenders through injury but started well.

Sam Clucas missed several chances, while Matt Rhead's header sailed over the crossbar.

The second half was a dull affair, but the Pilgrims made the hosts pay for their profligacy when Trotman headed in Conor Hourihan's free-kick.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"The frustrating thing is I thought we played some good football.

"We had enough chances to have won it comfortably I think, but we weren't ruthless in either box.

"But I am frustrated and I understand the fans' frustrations."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield Town

  • 33 Mitchell
  • 17 Beevers
  • 30 Daniel
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 05 McCombe
  • 02 Sutton
  • 23 McGuire Booked
  • 26 Blake Booked
  • 18 Hutchinson Booked (Meikle - 83' )
  • 09 Rhead (Andrew - 68' )
  • 11 Clucas (Palmer - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Black
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 13 Howell
  • 20 Meikle
  • 24 Andrew
  • 36 Palmer

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 02 Berry
  • 28 Reckord (Hayes - 85' )
  • 05 Branston
  • 16 Trotman
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 17 Nelson
  • 08 Boco (Gurrieri - 75' )
  • 09 Reid
  • 07 Alessandra (Harvey - 85' )
  • 06 Hourihane

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 14 Young
  • 15 Wotton
  • 18 Harvey
  • 19 Hayes
  • 20 Bencherif
  • 27 Gurrieri
Ref: Garry Sutton
Att: 3,379

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

4 5

Corners

10 2

Fouls

15 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +4:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +2:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

90:00 +2:00

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:59

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +1:42

Attempt blocked. George Pilkington (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:00

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:59

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +0:02

Attempt missed. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

89:31

Hand ball by Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town).

88:43

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

88:43

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

86:33

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

84:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Lewis Alessandra.

84:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Hayes replaces Jamie Reckord.

82:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Ben Hutchinson.

77:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Samuel Clucas.

77:30

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

77:30

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

77:05

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

77:05

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:24

Foul by Jack Blake (Mansfield Town).

75:24

Jamie Reckord (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Andres Gurrieri replaces Romuald Boco.

73:48

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

73:48

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

71:50

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

71:50

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

70:49

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

70:49

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:51 Booking

Booking Jack Blake (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

68:49

Jamie Reckord (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:02

Foul by Jack Blake (Mansfield Town).

67:36 Substitution

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

67:18

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

66:01

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the box is too high.

60:58

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from very close range is too high from a direct free kick.

59:52

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

59:52

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

58:46

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Guy Branston.

57:32

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:03

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

54:56

Attempt missed. Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

54:06

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

54:06

Foul by Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle).

53:03

Attempt saved. Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

51:48

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

51:48

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

51:15

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

51:05

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:05

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

50:36

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

49:20

Foul by John McCombe (Mansfield Town).

49:20

(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:17

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthew Rhead.

46:35

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Liam Mitchell.

46:27

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

45:31

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +1:50

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

45:00 +1:50

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +0:40

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

45:00 +0:23

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Guy Branston.

44:59

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

44:10

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

44:10

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

43:38

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

43:38

Foul by Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle).

43:15

Attempt blocked. Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:26

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

37:52

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

36:46

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

36:46

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

36:16 Booking

Booking Ben Hutchinson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

35:55

Foul by Ben Hutchinson (Mansfield Town).

35:55

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:56

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

34:20

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

34:20

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:09

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:09

Foul by Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle).

29:17

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

29:17

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:35

Attempt saved. Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

27:29

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

27:29

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:48

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

25:24

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

24:30

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

23:40

Foul by Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town).

23:40

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:40

Attempt blocked. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:29

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

11:21

Ben Hutchinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:21

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

10:21

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

10:21

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

9:47

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

9:07

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

8:59

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

7:42

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

7:42

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

6:45

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3:36

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

2:00

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:38

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

1:25

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

1:00

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

0:31

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Guy Branston.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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