League Two
Mansfield1Wimbledon0

Mansfield Town 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Adam Murray helped Mansfield leapfrog AFC Wimbledon in the League Two table with victory against the Dons.

The Stags captain lashed in a 30-yard free-kick to give the home side the lead, after Ollie Palmer's attempted clearance put off keeper Ross Worner.

George Francomb had a chance to equalise from Kwesi Appiah's cross but sliced over.

Mansfield's Jamie McGuire then denied the Dons a late equaliser, clearing Alan Bennett's effort off the line.

The Dons were not helped by a 15th-minute change that saw Darren Jones carried off on a stretcher after taking a high boot in the face from Anthony Howell.

The visitors rarely threatened however, with Francomb's sliced shot and Kwesi Appiah's weak half-volley their only chances of note.

The result sees Mansfield, who now lie 12th, achieve back-to-back wins for the first time since September while the Dons drop to 16th, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

"Until we are mathematically safe we have to keep going.

"I am proud of the whole football club. The players were running on empty at times but we carried them over the line.

"We have got to keep going, but hopefully we have sent the fans home happy today. It's a long hard season and we are feeling it right now, I am glad we haven't got a game midweek.

"We will regroup, charge the batteries and go again next Saturday."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 30DanielSubstituted forMeikleat 54'minutes
  • 17Beevers
  • 2Sutton
  • 6Riley
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 13HowellBooked at 12minsSubstituted forClucasat 54'minutes
  • 23McGuire
  • 9RheadBooked at 72mins
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forSpeightat 65'minutes
  • 21MurrayBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 4Dempster
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 14Speight
  • 19Clements
  • 20Meikle
  • 28Westlake

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 36RichardsSubstituted forArthurat 52'minutes
  • 2Fuller
  • 14Antwi
  • 6Bennett
  • 28JonesSubstituted forAppiahat 15'minutes
  • 35Collins
  • 27MorrisBooked at 88mins
  • 7Francomb
  • 26WykeBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 62'minutes
  • 8MooreBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 4Sweeney
  • 11Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 37Appiah
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
3,292

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Alan Bennett.

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon).

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

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

Foul by Michael Collins (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Jake Speight (Mansfield Town).

Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Collins (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Chris Arthur.

Booking

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jake Speight (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale402281064392574
2Scunthorpe401818461372472
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood401981357461165
5Burton40171494237565
6Southend4015141148361259
7Oxford Utd401514114941859
8York401514114638859
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red401315124847154
11Cheltenham401215134653-751
12Mansfield401214144252-1050
13Hartlepool401310174646049
14Accrington401213154749-249
15Newport391213144751-449
16Wimbledon401212164248-648
17Morecambe401212164558-1348
18Bury391017124543247
19Exeter401211174751-447
20Bristol Rovers391113153643-746
21Portsmouth401015154056-1645
22Wycombe401013173948-943
23Northampton40913183354-2140
24Torquay4099223558-2336
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