Sam Clucas scored four times as League Two side Mansfield hammered St Albans City in the FA Cup first round.

Things started to go wrong for the Southern League Premier Division outfit after Darren Locke had headed them into a surprise lead at Clarence Park.

Lee Stevenson and Anthony Howell put Mansfield 2-1 up before half-time.

Colin Daniel, Ollie Palmer and a quartet of goals from Clucas, the fourth a delightful chip, sealed an easy win for the Stags.

The last six goals came in the final 20 minutes as St Albans, who were playing in the first round for the first time in 11 years, saw their 11-match unbeaten run come to an end in emphatic fashion.

After Locke's eighth-minute opener, St Albans led until the 43rd minute when Stevenson slotted home before Howell tapped the Stags in front on the stroke of half-time.

Daniel volleyed in for 3-1, Clucas curled home a fourth and Palmer drove in to make the game safe.

Saints folded in the final 10 minutes, with Clucas scoring three more times, including a chipped finish after racing clear.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

St Albans City

  • 01 Bastock
  • 02 Hall
  • 03 Chappell
  • 04 Marwa
  • 06 Locke
  • 20 Kaloczi
  • 07 Graham (Henry - 51' )
  • 08 Comley
  • 10 Nwokeji (Watters - 78' )
  • 09 Frendo
  • 18 Keenleyside

Substitutes

  • 11 Watters
  • 12 Henry
  • 14 Taylor
  • 15 Bailey (Watters - 82' )
  • 16 Coulton
  • 17 Georgiou
  • 19 Green

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 27 Pilkington Booked
  • 16 Jennings (Black - 89' )
  • 23 McGuire
  • 05 McCombe
  • 02 Sutton Booked
  • 11 Clucas
  • 13 Howell
  • 36 Palmer (Poku - 91' )
  • 10 Stevenson (Meikle - 78' )
  • 30 Daniel

Substitutes

  • 03 Black
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 09 Rhead
  • 20 Meikle
  • 22 Deakin
  • 24 Andrew
  • 25 Poku
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 3,251

Match Stats

Shots

9 20

On target

3 14

Corners

2 10

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8.

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8.

90:00 +0:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Godfrey Poku replaces Ollie Palmer because of an injury.

89:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Howell.

88:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Paul Black replaces James Jennings.

87:06

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

86:46

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.

86:29

Attempt saved. Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

85:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 7. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lindon Meikle.

82:05

Attempt missed. Chris Henry (St Albans City) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

81:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, St Albans City. Chris Watters replaces Elliott Bailey.

80:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 6. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lindon Meikle.

80:12

Corner, St Albans City. Conceded by Jamie McGuire.

79:58

Attempt blocked. John Frendo (St Albans City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78:28

Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:28

Foul by Lee Chappell (St Albans City).

77:34 Substitution

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

77:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, St Albans City. Elliott Bailey replaces Mark Nwokeji.

76:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 5. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

75:54 Booking

Booking George Pilkington (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

75:46

Foul by George Pilkington (Mansfield Town).

75:46

Chris Henry (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:20

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

75:03

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lee Chappell.

73:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 4. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Daniel.

72:49

Attempt missed. Darren Locke (St Albans City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

72:12

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

72:12

James Comley (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 3. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samuel Clucas.

66:42

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.

66:25

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

64:47

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

63:56

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

62:01

James Comley (St Albans City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:01

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

58:56 Booking

Booking Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

58:43

John Frendo (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:43

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

57:24

Attempt missed. John Frendo (St Albans City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

56:34

Mark Nwokeji (St Albans City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:34

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

55:18

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.

55:02

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:38

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by James Kaloczi.

53:32

Foul by Chris Henry (St Albans City).

53:32

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:32

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Darren Locke.

51:48

Hand ball by John Frendo (St Albans City).

50:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, St Albans City. Chris Henry replaces Richard Graham because of an injury.

49:18

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

47:35

Attempt saved. Lee Chappell (St Albans City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 2.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 2.

44:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 2. Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samuel Clucas.

42:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 1. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Jennings.

40:35

John Frendo (St Albans City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:32

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

38:31

Foul by Rambir Marwa (St Albans City).

38:31

Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:47

Attempt missed. Mark Nwokeji (St Albans City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

35:59

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.

35:44

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

35:12

Foul by Darren Locke (St Albans City).

35:12

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

30:07

Foul by Richard Graham (St Albans City).

30:07

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

28:31

Attempt missed. Darren Locke (St Albans City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

28:03

James Comley (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:03

Foul by Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town).

24:27

Foul by Lee Chappell (St Albans City).

24:27

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

23:23

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Darren Locke.

20:57

Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

18:20

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

18:00

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

17:55

Foul by James Comley (St Albans City).

16:56

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

16:56

Lee Chappell (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:44

Corner, St Albans City. Conceded by John McCombe.

11:35

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

11:35

Richard Graham (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:13

Attempt saved. John McCombe (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

10:00

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Darren Locke.

9:01

Attempt saved. John Frendo (St Albans City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

7:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 0. Darren Locke (St Albans City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Keenleyside.

6:16

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

6:16

Richard Graham (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:28

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

4:28

Foul by Richard Graham (St Albans City).

3:20

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

3:20

David Keenleyside (St Albans City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:21

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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