Jamie Cureton ensured Cheltenham's League Two survival with a second-half brace to see off in-form Mansfield at the One Call Stadium.

The visitors came the closest to scoring before the break when Lewis Price blocked Matt Richards' effort.

The deadlock was finally broken for Cheltenham in the second half when Cureton slotted home from close range.

Cureton then sealed three points as he took the ball wide of Price before chipping into the net.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was poor. I can take us not passing the ball well, I can take us not keeping our shape, but what I can't take is us being out-worked.

"There was a lack of hunger and a lack of desire. It was a performance that lacked everything.

"They did what we our usually good at. I just can't believe the total lack of desire from us."

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"They (Mansfield) have got a way of playing that suits them. They've got pace and power and you have to deal with crosses, but I thought we were great from start to finish.

"He (Byron Harrison) was a real handful, both in the air and on the floor and as the game wore on he got better and better.

"We have got a decent enough group. We just haven't shown it enough."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Mansfield Town

  • 33 Price
  • 28 Westlake (Meikle - 45' )
  • 16 Jennings (Speight - 75' )
  • 02 Sutton
  • 06 Riley Booked
  • 12 Tafazolli
  • 21 Murray Booked
  • 13 Howell (Palmer - 59' )
  • 11 Clucas
  • 09 Rhead
  • 23 McGuire

Substitutes

  • 04 Dempster
  • 07 Briscoe
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 14 Speight
  • 20 Meikle
  • 30 Daniel
  • 36 Palmer

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 25 Noble
  • 06 Elliott
  • 05 Brown
  • 11 McGlashan (Vincent - 90' )
  • 08 Deering
  • 09 Harrison
  • 07 Cureton (Gornell - 85' )
  • 14 Richards

Substitutes

  • 04 Taylor
  • 10 Gornell
  • 12 Roberts
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 21 Vincent
  • 27 Williams
  • 28 Ihiekwe
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 3,586

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

1 4

Corners

4 11

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

90:00 +2:48

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

90:00 +2:15

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Troy Brown.

89:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

89:00

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

89:00

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

88:11

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

88:11

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

84:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Jamie Cureton.

84:21

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

83:49

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

83:49

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

78:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

77:44

Attempt blocked. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:12 Booking

Booking Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

77:00

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:40

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

74:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jake Speight replaces James Jennings.

74:35

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

74:02

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

74:02

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

73:22

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

72:24

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

72:24

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:22

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

70:22

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

69:48

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

69:19

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Jennings.

69:09

Attempt blocked. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

68:47

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

68:47

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

66:24

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

61:41

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

61:41

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

61:08

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

60:47

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

59:31

Attempt blocked. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

58:55

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

58:55

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

58:26

Foul by Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town).

58:26

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Anthony Howell.

56:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 1. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Byron Harrison.

55:03

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

55:03

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:44

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

52:44

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

48:14

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

46:44

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

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Darryl Westlake.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

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

45:00 +0:41

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

45:00 +0:41

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

43:15

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

42:02

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

41:14

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

35:41

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

35:01

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

34:08

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

33:42

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

33:42

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:34

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Lewis Price.

32:15

Attempt saved. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

30:49

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

30:49

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

28:01

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

28:01

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

26:27

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

26:27

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:07

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

21:17

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

21:04

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sam Deering.

20:08

Attempt missed. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

19:06

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

18:35

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Murray.

14:38

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

14:38

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:17

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

13:17

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:30

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:30

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

12:12

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

12:12

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:02

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

9:02

Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:40

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

5:20

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

2:26

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

0:46

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

0:46

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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