Torquay United were relegated from League Two despite a comfortable victory over 10-man Mansfield.

The Gulls took the lead when John Dempster put through his own net and that advantage was doubled through Ashley Yeoman's close-range effort.

Mansfield's Matt Rhead then saw red for a poor challenge on Dale Tonge before a James Jennings header pulled one back.

Yeoman missed a great chance to increase the lead before Shaquile Coulthirst's header sealed the win.

Despite securing their third successive away victory, Torquay end their five-season tenure in the Football League after Bristol Rovers and Northampton both won their respective matches.

Mansfield began the game positively and should have taken the lead through Ollie Palmer but his header from six yards went just wide.

The Gulls responded well and opened the scoring when Baily Cargill's driven cross from the left found the unfortunate Dempster, who could only turn the ball past his own keeper.

Rhead and Dempster both missed the target with headers as the Stags searched for an equaliser, but it was the visitors who struck again.

Courtney Cameron's cross was met by Yeoman and after his initial header was saved, he reacted quickest to fire the loose ball into the back of the net.

It got worse for Mansfield before the break when Rhead was sent off for a poor challenge but despite that the hosts got back in the game through Jennings' header shortly into the second half.

The visitors piled on the pressure but missed a host of chances to increase their lead until Coulthirst headed home substitute Jordan Chappell's centre.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

"That stunk of an end of season performance.

"Some of the lads looked like they are already on their holidays, and I've just told some of them that they won't be coming back from their holidays.

"Since I've been at this club we have always worked hard and that's not been the case today.

"I think too many think they have arrived because they are Football League players. That's not me. We have to continue to work hard."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Mansfield Town

  • 33 Price
  • 29 Marsden
  • 16 Jennings Booked
  • 06 Riley (Howell - 79' )
  • 04 Dempster
  • 02 Sutton
  • 21 Murray
  • 30 Daniel (Clucas - 20' )
  • 36 Palmer (Speight - 85' )
  • 09 Rhead Dismissed
  • 19 Clements

Substitutes

  • 07 Briscoe
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 11 Clucas
  • 13 Howell
  • 14 Speight
  • 20 Meikle
  • 23 McGuire

Torquay United

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 30 Cargill
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 05 Pearce
  • 27 Coulthirst (Stockley - 83' )
  • 07 Mansell
  • 26 Benyon (Chapell - 76' )
  • 14 Yeoman
  • 11 Cameron

Substitutes

  • 01 Poke
  • 04 Downes
  • 08 Harding
  • 12 Chapell
  • 15 Thompson
  • 19 Stockley
  • 23 Stevens
Ref: Gavin Ward
Att: 3,389

Match Stats

Shots

7 16

On target

3 7

Corners

4 9

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3.

90:00 +1:29

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

90:00 +0:37

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +0:22

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:00

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

89:00

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:15

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

84:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jake Speight replaces Ollie Palmer.

83:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

81:43

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

81:43

(Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:54

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

80:26

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Liam Marsden.

79:02

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

79:02

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Anthony Howell replaces Martin Riley.

77:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3. Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Chapell with a cross.

75:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Elliot Benyon.

75:00

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

74:58

Foul by Courtney Cameron (Torquay United).

74:11

Foul by Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town).

74:11

Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:04

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

72:39

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Adam Murray.

70:38

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

70:38

Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:32

Attempt missed. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

68:50

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Adam Murray.

67:50 Booking

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

66:51

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

66:51

Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:22

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

64:09

Attempt saved. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:32

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

63:32

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:13

John Dempster (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:13

Foul by Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United).

60:34

Attempt missed. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

60:16

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Lewis Price.

59:52

Attempt saved. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

57:40

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

57:40

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:37

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

56:37

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United).

54:02

Attempt missed. Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

53:29

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John Dempster.

52:06

Attempt missed. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

51:34

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John Dempster.

45:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 2. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Clements with a cross following a corner.

45:43

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 0, Torquay United 2.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Torquay United 2.

45:00 +1:12

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +1:12

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

45:00 +0:12

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by John Dempster.

44:50

Attempt blocked. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:05 Dismissal

Dismissal Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) is shown the red card.

43:02

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

43:02

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:48

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from very close range is too high.

41:23

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

40:36

Liam Marsden (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:36

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

38:16

Attempt missed. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

37:18

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

37:18

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

35:59

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

33:02

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

33:02

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Torquay United 2. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

31:16

Attempt saved. Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

28:31

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

26:19

Hand ball by Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United).

22:47

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

22:47

Foul by Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United).

22:32

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

19:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Samuel Clucas replaces Colin Daniel because of an injury.

14:32

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

12:28 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by John Dempster, Mansfield Town. Mansfield Town 0, Torquay United 1.

9:00

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:58

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

7:38

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

4:48

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

4:48

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:53

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

2:39

Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:00

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

1:59

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Torquay United).

0:46

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

0:46

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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