Mansfield stunned title-chasing Rochdale and boosted their own play-off hopes with victory at the One Call Stadium.

Scott Hogan went close for the visitors, forcing a good low save from Lewis Price.

Martin Riley and Matt Rhead both headed in from James Jennings corners to give the Stags a two-goal lead late on.

And Dale were undone from a set-piece again as Ryan Tafazolli headed in Chris Clements' free-kick in stoppage time.

Mansfield now lie in 10th, six points behind seventh-placed Oxford. Rochdale are second, a single point behind Scunthorpe in the race for the League Two title.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think we are playing well at the minute and without shouting from the roof tops, I think we can beat anyone when we are playing like this.

We've come up against a very good side who will get promotion.

"But its what we've been doing over the last couple of months and we are enjoying our football at the minute."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We knew we were going to endure a direct style of play but they've got good players once they get the ball into that final third.

"I have to be able to forgive the players and I will do. We're in a great position and I'm really looking forward to the remainder of the season.

"Arguably the game was always going to hinge on the first goal, but when we concede one we shouldn't be conceding two more after that."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Mansfield Town

  • 33 Price
  • 28 Westlake
  • 16 Jennings
  • 12 Tafazolli Booked
  • 06 Riley
  • 02 Sutton
  • 21 Murray
  • 19 Clements
  • 36 Palmer (Clucas - 80' )
  • 09 Rhead
  • 30 Daniel (Thomas - 93' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Dempster
  • 07 Briscoe
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 11 Clucas
  • 14 Speight
  • 20 Meikle
  • 26 Thomas

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 16 Done Booked
  • 04 Cavanagh Booked (Donnelly - 75' Booked )
  • 03 Bennett
  • 06 Lancashire Booked
  • 07 Vincenti (Cummins - 66' )
  • 24 Allen
  • 11 Hogan Booked
  • 12 Lund (Kennedy - 66' )
  • 40 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 05 Eastham
  • 08 Kennedy
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 21 Thomson
  • 25 Rose
  • 29 Cummins
  • 39 Bunney
Ref: Trevor Kettle
Att: 3,843

Match Stats

Shots

16 18

On target

9 6

Corners

5 9

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Rochdale 0.

90:00 +4:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Rochdale 0.

90:00 +3:43

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

90:00 +3:43

Foul by George Donnelly (Rochdale).

90:00 +3:16 Booking

Booking George Donnelly (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Colin Daniel.

90:00 +0:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Rochdale 0. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Clements with a cross.

89:52

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

89:52

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

87:52

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

87:52

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:48 Goal scored

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

86:09

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

84:16

Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

83:41

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Martin Riley.

83:24

Attempt saved. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

82:08

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

81:42

Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:14 Substitution

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

78:25

Attempt missed. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

77:55

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Martin Riley.

77:40

Attempt blocked. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

77:10

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

74:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Peter Cavanagh.

72:00

Foul by Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town).

72:00

Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Rochdale 0. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Clements with a cross.

70:17

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Peter Cavanagh.

69:23

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

69:23

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:13

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

65:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Jason Kennedy replaces Matthew Lund.

65:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces Peter Vincenti.

64:29

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

64:29

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:18

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

62:20

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

61:46

James Jennings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:46

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

60:13 Booking

Booking Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

60:02

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

60:02

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

59:20

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

58:37

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

58:37

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:23

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Peter Cavanagh.

54:34

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Martin Riley.

53:41

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

52:41

Hand ball by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

52:13

Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

51:49 Booking

Booking Scott Hogan (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

51:41

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:41

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

47:53

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

47:53

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 0, Rochdale 0.

45:00 +3:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Rochdale 0.

45:00 +0:52

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

43:43

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

43:43

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

43:17

Attempt missed. Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

42:24

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

40:27

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

40:09

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:26 Booking

Booking Matt Done (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

39:13

Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:13

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

37:40

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:40

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

36:48

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

34:07

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

33:17

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

31:36

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Martin Riley.

31:22

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

31:08

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:11

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

27:27

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

27:27

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

26:47 Booking

Booking Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

26:28

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

26:28

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

24:45

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

24:45

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

23:09

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:09

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

22:50

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

22:32

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:25

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

20:06

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

19:22

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Matt Done.

18:27

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

17:14

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

17:14

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

16:43

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

16:02

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:45

Attempt missed. Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

14:05

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

14:05

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

13:05 Booking

Booking Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

12:54

Hand ball by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

11:35

Attempt missed. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

10:40

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

10:40

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:11

Hand ball by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

8:27

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

3:53

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by James Jennings.

3:40

Attempt blocked. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

2:12

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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