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Exeter City 2-3 Mansfield Town

Exeter slipped to five points off the League Two play-off places as Mansfield seal all three points in a five-goal thriller at St James Park.

Ryan Tafazolli fired in to give Mansfield the lead before Malvind Benning struck to make it 2-0.

Long-range shots from Football League Young Player of the Month Ollie Watkins and Christian Ribeiro levelled matters.

But Tafazolli rifled in again two minutes later with a drive from distance to give the visitors victory.

The result means Exeter slip a place to 10th in the League Two table while Mansfield move up to 12th.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 5McAllisterSubstituted forRibeiroat 62'minutes
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forNichollsat 62'minutes
  • 4Noble
  • 7Harley
  • 38TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 29Watkins
  • 33Stockley

Substitutes

  • 6Ribeiro
  • 11Davies
  • 14Nicholls
  • 18Reid
  • 23McCready
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 14Daniel
  • 6Collins
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 3Benning
  • 7Chapman
  • 17Blair
  • 4RoseSubstituted forMcGuireat 70'minutes
  • 20ThomasSubstituted forBaxendaleat 45'minutes
  • 19Lambe
  • 10GreenBooked at 74minsSubstituted forDieseruvweat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Beardsley
  • 12Jensen
  • 16Dieseruvwe
  • 18Yussuf
  • 24McGuire
  • 31Baxendale
  • 35Shires
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,407

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Mansfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Mansfield Town 3.

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Mansfield Town).

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Baxendale (Mansfield Town).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Matt Green.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Mansfield Town 3. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Mansfield Town 2. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

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

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jamie McGuire replaces Mitch Rose.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Mansfield Town 2. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Nicholls replaces Lee Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Christian Ribeiro replaces Jamie McAllister.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Mansfield Town 2. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton432711577443392
2Accrington432212970482278
3Oxford Utd432114877413677
4Plymouth432381263412277
5Bristol Rovers432371368432576
6Portsmouth421815969412869
7Wimbledon4219111262491368
8Wycombe431713134438664
9Cambridge4317121462521063
10Exeter431712146057363
11Leyton Orient431712145860-263
12Mansfield431711156051962
13Luton43188175857162
14Carlisle431516126160161
15Barnet431610176063-358
16Hartlepool43156224963-1451
17Notts County43139215276-2448
18Crawley43138224571-2647
19Yeovil431014193854-1644
20Morecambe43128236685-1944
21Stevenage431013204866-1843
22Newport431012214261-1942
23York43712244979-3033
24Dag & Red43610273977-3828
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