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Mansfield Town 4-0 Crawley Town

Mansfield earned a first home win this season by thrashing 10-man Crawley.

Nathan Thomas burst into the box before half-time and beat goalkeeper Freddie Woodman with a fierce strike.

Mitchell Rose drilled home from 20 yards to double the lead and three minutes later Gwion Edwards saw red for a late challenge on Nicky Hunt.

Two goals in two minutes followed as Matt Green turned in Craig Westcarr's low cross, before they exchanged roles as Westcarr was sent clean through.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Sussex:

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Mark Yates: Crawley boss on defeat to Mansfield

"That was as poor as I can remember and as poor as I want to see from my team.

We gave the ball away continuously and and they bombarded us with relentless pressure that eventually paid off for them.

"We knew they would start off fast and we knew it just didn't happen."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 16Hunt
  • 15TafazolliSubstituted forCollinsat 81'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 4RoseSubstituted forLambeat 69'minutes
  • 7Chapman
  • 8Clements
  • 14Thomas
  • 10Green
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forYussufat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Marsden
  • 6Collins
  • 9Beardsley
  • 18Yussuf
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuire

Crawley

  • 1Woodman
  • 23DonnellySubstituted forBawlingat 73'minutes
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 3Scales
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 52mins
  • 4Walton
  • 8Smith
  • 14YoungSubstituted forRooneyat 55'minutes
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forBarnardat 24'minutes
  • 20Deacon

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Henderson
  • 12Preston
  • 17Bawling
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
2,524

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home21
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 4, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 4, Crawley Town 0.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town).

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Craig Westcarr.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Collins replaces Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town).

Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Liam Donnelly.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 4, Crawley Town 0. Craig Westcarr (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Green.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Crawley Town 0. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Westcarr.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Simon Walton.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Reggie Lambe replaces Mitch Rose.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Simon Walton (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Lee Barnard (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

Christian Scales (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Luke Rooney (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient7511148616
2Plymouth7502136715
3Portsmouth7430136715
4Wycombe7421104614
5Morecambe74121410413
6Exeter7412118313
7Mansfield7331115612
8Oxford Utd7331106412
9Carlisle73311515012
10Accrington724154110
11Northampton731377010
12Cambridge72321112-19
13Wimbledon723289-19
14Hartlepool730489-19
15Bristol Rovers730456-19
16Stevenage7232911-29
17York722389-18
18Notts County6213812-47
19Crawley613257-26
20Luton71241113-25
21Dag & Red7124713-65
22Yeovil7115814-64
23Barnet7115613-74
24Newport7016515-101
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