Mansfield ended their 13-match winless run in League Two with victory at promotion hopefuls Cheltenham.

The Stags opened the scoring through Anthony Howell's 20-yard strike, which was deflected beyond Scott Brown.

The home side were punished again in injury time when Matt Rhead headed home from a James Jennings corner.

Cheltenham piled on the pressure in the second half, but had to wait until 87 minutes for Sido Jombati's consolation effort after Kemar Roofe's corner.

It was the Robins' first taste of defeat in 12 games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We didn't help ourselves, we didn't move the ball quick enough and we had plenty of good chances.

"We didn't get into any pattern or tempo today. I think from the first minute we knew what it was going to be like - I think we just fell into their trap today.

"We have been in decent form - one defeat in eleven is not going to deter us from what we're trying to do."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett (Roofe - 58' )
  • 25 Noble
  • 05 Brown
  • 15 Goldson
  • 04 Taylor (Deering - 75' )
  • 14 Richards
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 07 Cureton
  • 09 Harrison (Gornell - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Deering
  • 10 Gornell
  • 12 Roberts
  • 16 Penn
  • 21 Vincent
  • 23 Roofe
  • 26 Ajala

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 13 Howell Booked
  • 16 Jennings Booked
  • 12 Tafazolli
  • 06 Riley
  • 02 Sutton
  • 28 Westlake
  • 23 McGuire (Daniel - 45' )
  • 09 Rhead
  • 36 Palmer (Meikle - 80' )
  • 19 Clements

Substitutes

  • 04 Dempster
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 15 Dyer
  • 17 Beevers
  • 20 Meikle
  • 22 Deakin
  • 30 Daniel
Ref: Steve Martin
Att: 2,928

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

3 4

Corners

6 3

Fouls

5 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 2.

90:00 +5:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 2.

90:00 +3:34

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

90:00 +2:24

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:24

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +1:43

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:43

Foul by Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town).

89:48

Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

85:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 2. Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.

85:26

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

84:02

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Jennings.

83:24

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

82:08 Booking

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

82:01

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:01

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

81:20

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

79:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Ollie Palmer.

79:24

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

79:06 Booking

Booking Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

78:00

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:41

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

74:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Deering replaces Jason Taylor.

70:39

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:39

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

62:24

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

57:52

Connor Goldson (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:52

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

57:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kemar Roofe replaces Craig Braham-Barrett.

57:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Byron Harrison.

55:05

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

53:10

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

52:17

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:17

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

49:21

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:21

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Mansfield Town 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Jamie McGuire.

45:00 +3:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Mansfield Town 2.

45:00 +2:43

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +2:43

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

45:00 +1:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Mansfield Town 2. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Jennings.

45:00 +1:08

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Matthew Richards.

44:32

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

42:49

Attempt missed. Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

42:01

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

38:00

Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:58

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

36:54

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

36:54

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

35:55

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jason Taylor.

32:33

Foul by Connor Goldson (Cheltenham Town).

32:33

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

32:07

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Anthony Howell.

31:01

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:01

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

30:25

Attempt saved. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:49

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:49

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

29:00

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:58

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

20:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Mansfield Town 1. Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

18:21

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:21

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

16:55

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12:25

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

9:08

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

9:08

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

6:45

Attempt missed. Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

6:16

Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

6:16

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:49

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

5:04

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

1:35

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

0:36

Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:36

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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