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Mansfield Town 2-1 Southend United

Sam Clucas

Sam Clucas set Mansfield on their way to a first home win since September at the expense of Southend in League Two.

Clucas latched on to Martin Riley's long ball to slot the opener underneath goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

James Jennings fired home the second from close range after Bentley spilled Matthew Rhead's header.

Conor Clifford saw red for a foul on Rhead, before Ryan Leonard drilled in late on as the Shrimpers' eight-match unbeaten league run was ended.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

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Post match: Southend boss Phil Brown

"Difficult conditions, but when you are asking people to make decisions out there and you get them wrong constantly, it's nothing to do with the wind, it's nothing to do with Mansfield versus Southend.

"It almost looked like there was a conspiracy theory going on out there. We've had a couple of penalty decisions turned down, there's been a couple of really bad judgments.

"There was three teams on that park and two of them certainly didn't do themselves justice - ourselves, when we had the ball, and the referee and linesmen on numerous occasions with the decisions.

"The red card for Conor Clifford's an absolute disgrace. For me it was a very inexperienced decision."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16JenningsBooked at 56mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4Dempster
  • 6Riley
  • 19Clements
  • 13HowellBooked at 72mins
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Clucas
  • 10Stevenson

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 15Dyer
  • 18Hutchinson
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

Southend

  • 17BentleyBooked at 87mins
  • 2WhiteBooked at 41minsSubstituted forEastwoodat 63'minutes
  • 3Coker
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forC Cliffordat 63'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 23Thompson
  • 5Phillips
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 39BarnardBooked at 62mins
  • 10Corr
  • 14HurstSubstituted forLairdat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 7Eastwood
  • 11Straker
  • 16C Clifford
  • 21Payne
  • 29Gomis
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
3,055

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Barry Corr (Southend United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Hand ball by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

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

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

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

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Daniel Bentley (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Kevan Hurst.

Dismissal

Conor Clifford (Southend United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Conor Clifford (Southend United).

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

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Conor Clifford (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

Lee Barnard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by James Jennings.

Conor Clifford (Southend United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 0. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield30151052155
2Scunthorpe30131341452
3Oxford Utd30131251651
4Rochdale2915591250
5Burton291487550
6Fleetwood28153101248
7Southend2913881147
8Newport261097539
9Dag & Red3010911-139
10Plymouth2910910-439
11Hartlepool3010812-338
12Wimbledon3010812-438
13Morecambe2910811-538
14York3181211-336
15Cheltenham298129-436
16Exeter299812-435
17Mansfield3081111-835
18Accrington288911-633
19Portsmouth3071211-933
20Bury2871110-332
21Bristol Rovers2971012-531
22Wycombe297913-630
23Torquay287813-1329
24Northampton285815-1823
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