Mansfield notched an impressive win against promotion-chasing Fleetwood Town thanks to a first-half Matt Rhead winner.

Junior Daniel almost put the home side ahead early on, but fired straight at visiting keeper Chris Maxwell.

Rhead then broke the deadlock for the Stags when he headed home from a Chris Clements corner.

Gareth Evans and Antoni Sarcevic came closest to levelling for Fleetwood but Mansfield held on to seal three points.

The win sees Mansfield move into 17th in League Two and are now nine points off the relegation places, while Fleetwood stay in fifth place.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 28 Westlake
  • 30 Daniel
  • 12 Tafazolli
  • 04 Dempster
  • 02 Sutton
  • 13 Howell Booked
  • 19 Clements
  • 11 Clucas (Palmer - 93' )
  • 09 Rhead
  • 10 Stevenson (Hutchinson - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Dyer
  • 17 Beevers
  • 18 Hutchinson
  • 20 Meikle
  • 23 McGuire
  • 24 Cain
  • 36 Palmer

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 14 Hogan
  • 25 Jordan
  • 13 Goodall (Hughes - 45' )
  • 06 Pond Booked
  • 05 Roberts (Taylor - 69' )
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 35 Marrow
  • 34 Mandron
  • 09 Parkin
  • 07 Evans (Allen - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 20 Taylor
  • 21 Allen
  • 22 Hughes
  • 32 Cartwright
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 2,759

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

6 4

Corners

4 10

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +4:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +3:53

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

90:00 +2:23 Substitution

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

90:00 +1:01

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

88:37

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

87:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Allen replaces Gareth Evans.

87:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ben Hutchinson replaces Lee Stevenson.

85:30

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

85:00

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

84:05

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

82:52

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left from a direct free kick.

82:10

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

82:10

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:52

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lee Stevenson.

80:11

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

79:47

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

79:37

Attempt blocked. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

77:35

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

77:35

Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:35

Attempt saved. Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

76:04

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Alex Marrow.

74:19

Attempt saved. Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

73:36

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by John Dempster.

72:19

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

72:19

Foul by Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town).

71:50

Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

71:20

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by John Dempster.

71:13

Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Charlie Taylor replaces Mark Roberts.

67:12

Delay in match Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) because of an injury.

66:33

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the left.

65:42

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

63:52

Attempt missed. Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

60:07

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by John Dempster.

58:47

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

58:40

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

56:51

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

55:43

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

55:43

Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:43

Foul by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

49:43

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Hughes replaces Alan Goodall.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +2:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

44:24

Attempt saved. Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

43:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

43:08

Delay in match Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

42:48

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

40:54

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

40:54

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

39:30

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

38:20

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

36:51

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

36:51

Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:43

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:48

Delay in match Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

32:37 Booking

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

32:31

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

32:31

Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Clements following a corner.

30:08

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

27:21

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

26:10 Booking

Booking Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

25:41

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

25:41

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

24:02

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

24:02

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:10

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

19:10

Foul by Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town).

17:12

Hand ball by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

14:46

Attempt blocked. Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

11:34

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

11:34

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

8:49

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

7:51

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

7:51

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

7:02

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

4:58

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

4:43

Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

4:17

Attempt blocked. Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:07

Alex Marrow (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:07

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

2:42

Foul by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

2:42

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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