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Mansfield Town 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth picked up their first win in eight games thanks to Neal Trotman's stoppage-time winner at Mansfield.

The Stags were without their first-choice keeper and three defenders through injury but started well.

Sam Clucas missed several chances, while Matt Rhead's header sailed over the crossbar.

The second half was a dull affair, but the Pilgrims made the hosts pay for their profligacy when Trotman headed in Conor Hourihan's free-kick.

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Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"The frustrating thing is I thought we played some good football.

"We had enough chances to have won it comfortably I think, but we weren't ruthless in either box.

"But I am frustrated and I understand the fans' frustrations."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 33Mitchell
  • 17Beevers
  • 30Daniel
  • 27Pilkington
  • 5McCombe
  • 2Sutton
  • 23McGuireBooked at 90mins
  • 26BlakeBooked at 69mins
  • 18HutchinsonBooked at 37minsSubstituted forMeikleat 83'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forAndrewat 68'minutes
  • 11ClucasSubstituted forPalmerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Black
  • 8Murtagh
  • 10Stevenson
  • 13Howell
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Andrew
  • 36Palmer

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Berry
  • 28ReckordSubstituted forHayesat 85'minutes
  • 5Branston
  • 16Trotman
  • 4Blanchard
  • 17Nelson
  • 8BocoSubstituted forGurrieriat 75'minutes
  • 9Reid
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forHarveyat 85'minutes
  • 6Hourihane

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 14Young
  • 15Wotton
  • 18Harvey
  • 19Hayes
  • 20Bencherif
  • 27Gurrieri
Referee:
Garry Sutton
Attendance:
3,379

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Attempt blocked. George Pilkington (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Hayes replaces Jamie Reckord.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Ben Hutchinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Samuel Clucas.

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

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Blake (Mansfield Town).

Jamie Reckord (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Andres Gurrieri replaces Romuald Boco.

George Pilkington (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jack Blake (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Reckord (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Blake (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Calvin Andrew replaces Matthew Rhead.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from very close range is too high from a direct free kick.

Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Guy Branston.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1475223121126
2Rochdale148242217526
3Fleetwood148152215725
4Chesterfield147432013725
5Exeter147341814424
6Burton147342017324
7Newport146532115623
8Dag & Red146532118323
9Scunthorpe136521512323
10Morecambe146442120122
11Mansfield145631512321
12Wycombe136251916320
13Southend146261514120
14Hartlepool145361716118
15Wimbledon145361518-318
16Portsmouth134542020017
17Cheltenham144461925-616
18Plymouth14437915-615
19Bury143471517-213
20York133371521-612
21Bristol Rovers142571118-711
22Torquay142571424-1011
23Northampton142481321-810
24Accrington142481121-1010
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