FA Cup - First Round
St Albans City1Mansfield8

St Albans City 1-8 Mansfield Town

Sam Clucas

Sam Clucas scored four times as League Two side Mansfield hammered St Albans City in the FA Cup first round.

Things started to go wrong for the Southern League Premier Division outfit after Darren Locke had headed them into a surprise lead at Clarence Park.

Lee Stevenson and Anthony Howell put Mansfield 2-1 up before half-time.

Colin Daniel, Ollie Palmer and a quartet of goals from Clucas, the fourth a delightful chip, sealed an easy win for the Stags.

The last six goals came in the final 20 minutes as St Albans, who were playing in the first round for the first time in 11 years, saw their 11-match unbeaten run come to an end in emphatic fashion.

After Locke's eighth-minute opener, St Albans led until the 43rd minute when Stevenson slotted home before Howell tapped the Stags in front on the stroke of half-time.

Daniel volleyed in for 3-1, Clucas curled home a fourth and Palmer drove in to make the game safe.

Saints folded in the final 10 minutes, with Clucas scoring three more times, including a chipped finish after racing clear.

Line-ups

St Albans City

  • 1Bastock
  • 2Hall
  • 3Chappell
  • 4Marwa
  • 6Locke
  • 20Kaloczi
  • 7GrahamSubstituted forHenryat 51'minutes
  • 8Comley
  • 10NwokejiSubstituted forBaileyat 78'minutesSubstituted forWattersat 82'minutes
  • 9Frendo
  • 18Keenleyside

Substitutes

  • 11Watters
  • 12Henry
  • 14Taylor
  • 15Bailey
  • 16Coulton
  • 17Georgiou
  • 19Green

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 27PilkingtonBooked at 76mins
  • 16JenningsSubstituted forBlackat 89'minutes
  • 23McGuire
  • 5McCombe
  • 2SuttonBooked at 59mins
  • 11Clucas
  • 13Howell
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forPokuat 90+1'minutes
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forMeikleat 78'minutes
  • 30Daniel

Substitutes

  • 3Black
  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Rhead
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 24Andrew
  • 25Poku
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,251

Match Stats

Home TeamSt Albans CityAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away14
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Godfrey Poku replaces Ollie Palmer because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 8. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Howell.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Paul Black replaces James Jennings.

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.

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

Goal!

Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 7. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lindon Meikle.

Attempt missed. Chris Henry (St Albans City) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, St Albans City. Chris Watters replaces Elliott Bailey.

Goal!

Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 6. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lindon Meikle.

Corner, St Albans City. Conceded by Jamie McGuire.

Attempt blocked. John Frendo (St Albans City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Lee Chappell (St Albans City).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Lee Stevenson.

Substitution

Substitution, St Albans City. Elliott Bailey replaces Mark Nwokeji.

Goal!

Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 5. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

George Pilkington (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by George Pilkington (Mansfield Town).

Chris Henry (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lee Chappell.

Goal!

Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 4. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Daniel.

Attempt missed. Darren Locke (St Albans City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

James Comley (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! St Albans City 1, Mansfield Town 3. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samuel Clucas.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Paul Bastock.

Attempt saved. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

James Comley (St Albans City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

John Frendo (St Albans City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. John Frendo (St Albans City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Mark Nwokeji (St Albans City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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