League Two
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Mansfield Town 1-3 Torquay United

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 33Price
  • 29Marsden
  • 16JenningsBooked at 68mins
  • 6RileySubstituted forHowellat 79'minutes
  • 4Dempster
  • 2Sutton
  • 21Murray
  • 30DanielSubstituted forClucasat 20'minutes
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forSpeightat 85'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 44mins
  • 19Clements

Substitutes

  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 13Howell
  • 14Speight
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 30Cargill
  • 6Lathrope
  • 29O'Connor
  • 5Pearce
  • 27CoulthirstSubstituted forStockleyat 83'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 26BenyonSubstituted forChapellat 76'minutes
  • 14Yeoman
  • 11Cameron

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 4Downes
  • 8Harding
  • 12Chapell
  • 15Thompson
  • 19Stockley
  • 23Stevens
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,389

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Torquay United 3.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Liam Marsden.
Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).
Lee Mansell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jake Speight replaces Ollie Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.
Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).
(Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Liam Marsden.
Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).
Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Anthony Howell replaces Martin Riley.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Elliot Benyon.
Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale45249122281
2Scunthorpe45202052480
3Chesterfield44211582878
4Fleetwood452210131576
5Burton44191510872
6York451816111170
7Southend451815121669
8Oxford Utd45161415562
9Plymouth45161118-759
10Bury45131913858
11Portsmouth45141615-1058
12Dag & Red45141516-757
13Mansfield45141516-1057
14Wimbledon45141417-756
15Newport45131616-455
16Cheltenham45131616-955
17Accrington45131517-354
18Hartlepool45141120-453
19Morecambe45131418-1253
20Exeter45131319-552
21Bristol Rovers45121419-1050
22Northampton45121419-1750
23Wycombe45111420-1147
24Torquay4512924-2145
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