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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Mansfield Town

Mansfield ended their 13-match winless run in League Two with victory at promotion hopefuls Cheltenham.

The Stags opened the scoring through Anthony Howell's 20-yard strike, which was deflected beyond Scott Brown.

The home side were punished again in injury time when Matt Rhead headed home from a James Jennings corner.

Cheltenham piled on the pressure in the second half, but had to wait until 87 minutes for Sido Jombati's consolation effort after Kemar Roofe's corner.

It was the Robins' first taste of defeat in 12 games.

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Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"We didn't help ourselves, we didn't move the ball quick enough and we had plenty of good chances.

"We didn't get into any pattern or tempo today. I think from the first minute we knew what it was going to be like - I think we just fell into their trap today.

"We have been in decent form - one defeat in eleven is not going to deter us from what we're trying to do."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-BarrettSubstituted forRoofeat 58'minutes
  • 25Noble
  • 5Brown
  • 15Goldson
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forDeeringat 75'minutes
  • 14Richards
  • 11McGlashan
  • 7Cureton
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGornellat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 16Penn
  • 21Vincent
  • 23Roofe
  • 26Ajala

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 13HowellBooked at 80mins
  • 16JenningsBooked at 83mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 6Riley
  • 2Sutton
  • 28Westlake
  • 23McGuireSubstituted forDanielat 45'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forMeikleat 80'minutes
  • 19Clements

Substitutes

  • 4Dempster
  • 10Stevenson
  • 15Dyer
  • 17Beevers
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 30Daniel
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
2,928

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 2.
Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).
David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town).
Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 2. Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Jennings.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Booking

James Jennings (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).
Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Ollie Palmer.
Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2311841441
2Scunthorpe231184941
3Burton231256541
4Rochdale231247740
5Oxford Utd2310851338
6Southend231157838
7Newport221075837
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe241059-335
10Cheltenham24897-233
11Exeter23959-132
12Dag & Red23878231
13Hartlepool23878231
14Plymouth23869-530
15Wimbledon22778-228
16Wycombe22769027
17Portsmouth23689-826
18Accrington236710-625
19Mansfield236710-825
20Bury23599-324
21Bristol Rovers235810-523
22York234109-522
23Torquay235711-1322
24Northampton234712-1319
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