Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.
Caretaker manager Adam Murray led Mansfield Town to victory in his first game in charge as they beat Plymouth.
Murray only took over on Friday following the departure of Paul Cox.
Kelvin Mellor hit the crossbar with the goal at his mercy, while Andy Kellett forced good save from Sascha Studer, as the visitors started the stronger.
Vadaine Oliver, on loan from Crewe, lobbed Luke McCormick after being put through by Lee Beevers to end the Stags' run of nine games without a win.
Studer blocked a Kellett shot from a tight angle in the second half, but Mansfield hung on and moved up to 17th in the League two table, while Plymouth slip to sixth.
Scuffles broke out amongst the travelling supporters and police in the second half, but the situation was quickly brought under control.
Mansfield caretaker manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"It was a good victory for us. It was important to get the message across to the lads and they stuck to our game plan.
"I got them in early this morning to clear a few heads and I wanted to make sure we got the belief into them.
"I have an affinity with this club and I will have to think about it, if I get offered the job, but at the minute I am just concentrating on the next game."
- 28ClementsSubstituted forRheadat 82'minutes
- 17LambeBooked at 90mins
- 25OliverBooked at 67mins
- 22TaylorSubstituted forBellat 68'minutes
- 16McHughSubstituted forSmalleyat 68'minutes
- 29HartleyBooked at 67mins
- 11BlizzardSubstituted forBantonat 76'minutes
- 28O'ConnorSubstituted forNorburnat 68'minutes
- 9ReidBooked at 51mins
- Mark Brown
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.
Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).
Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).
Andy Kellett (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).
Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).
Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).
Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Chris Clements.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.
Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle).