Sam Clucas set Mansfield on their way to a first home win since September at the expense of Southend in League Two.

Clucas latched on to Martin Riley's long ball to slot the opener underneath goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

James Jennings fired home the second from close range after Bentley spilled Matthew Rhead's header.

Conor Clifford saw red for a foul on Rhead, before Ryan Leonard drilled in late on as the Shrimpers' eight-match unbeaten league run was ended.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"Difficult conditions, but when you are asking people to make decisions out there and you get them wrong constantly, it's nothing to do with the wind, it's nothing to do with Mansfield versus Southend.

"It almost looked like there was a conspiracy theory going on out there. We've had a couple of penalty decisions turned down, there's been a couple of really bad judgments.

"There was three teams on that park and two of them certainly didn't do themselves justice - ourselves, when we had the ball, and the referee and linesmen on numerous occasions with the decisions.

"The red card for Conor Clifford's an absolute disgrace. For me it was a very inexperienced decision."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 28 Westlake
  • 16 Jennings Booked
  • 12 Tafazolli
  • 04 Dempster
  • 06 Riley
  • 19 Clements
  • 13 Howell Booked
  • 09 Rhead
  • 11 Clucas
  • 10 Stevenson

Substitutes

  • 02 Sutton
  • 15 Dyer
  • 18 Hutchinson
  • 20 Meikle
  • 23 McGuire
  • 30 Daniel
  • 36 Palmer

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley Booked
  • 02 White Booked (Eastwood - 63' )
  • 03 Coker
  • 08 Timlin (Clifford - 63' Dismissed )
  • 23 Thompson
  • 05 Phillips
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 18 Leonard
  • 39 Barnard Booked
  • 10 Corr
  • 14 Hurst (Laird - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 11 Straker
  • 16 Clifford
  • 21 Payne
  • 29 Gomis
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 3,055

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

6 2

Corners

4 6

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.

90:00 +5:45 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.

90:00 +5:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +4:10

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

90:00 +3:53

Barry Corr (Southend United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

90:00 +3:18

Hand ball by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +2:35

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

90:00 +2:35

Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

90:00

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

89:58

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

88:44

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

88:44

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

88:08

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

88:08

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:54 Booking

Booking Daniel Bentley (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

85:14

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

85:14

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:00

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

83:00

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Kevan Hurst.

80:37 Dismissal

Dismissal Conor Clifford (Southend United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

80:04

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

79:33

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

77:52

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

77:52

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

77:28

Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

75:55

Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

73:28

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

73:10

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

73:10

Lee Barnard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:50

Attempt saved. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

71:44

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by James Jennings.

71:34

Conor Clifford (Southend United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

70:14

Attempt blocked. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69:17

Attempt blocked. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:44

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

66:26

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

66:26

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

64:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 0. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

63:44

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

63:11

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

62:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces John White.

62:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Conor Clifford replaces Michael Timlin.

61:26 Booking

Booking Lee Barnard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

61:21

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

61:21

Foul by Lee Barnard (Southend United).

59:22

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

59:22

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:38

Attempt missed. Lee Barnard (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

55:03 Booking

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

55:00

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:58

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

51:16

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

51:16

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

49:45

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matthew Rhead.

48:45

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

46:38

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

46:38

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, Southend United 0.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Southend United 0.

45:00 +0:54

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

45:00 +0:28

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

44:49

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

44:49

Foul by John White (Southend United).

44:34

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

44:34

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:57

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

43:28

Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

43:11

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

42:22

James Jennings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:22

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

41:00 Booking

Booking John White (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

40:09

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

40:09

Foul by John White (Southend United).

35:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Southend United 0. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Riley.

31:37

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:00

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:59

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

24:23

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

23:52

Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:52

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

21:48

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

21:48

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:17

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

12:26

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

11:25

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

2:14

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

2:14

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:00

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:58

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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