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Mansfield Town 0-1 Barnet

John Akinde's second-half goal secured Barnet victory at Mansfield.

Akinde broke the deadlock on 57 minutes with the Bees' first shot on target after the visitors broke quickly from a loose Mitch Rose pass.

Luke Gambin sent Akinde down the left and he ghosted past Krystian Pearce before lifting a cool finish over Scott Shearer.

Mansfield had the best of a first half short on real chances in which home goalkeeper Shearer did not have a save to make.

At the other end Josh Vickers got his body in the way of a Matt Green effort and he safely grabbed a tame header from the same player on 36 minutes.

Two minutes later Vickers got down to his right to turn away a low Mal Benning shot from 18 yards.

From the corner Green sent a downward header goalwards that looked to be creeping inside the post until Elliot Johnson headed off the line.

The Stags laboured after Akinde's goal, though Vickers did make a fine save late on to keep out a Darius Henderson header from Kevan Hurst's cross.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 25Iacovitti
  • 6TaftSubstituted forHamiltonat 22'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 19RoseBooked at 14minsSubstituted forHendersonat 73'minutes
  • 4Collins
  • 23HemmingsBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHurstat 63'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 32Rose
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Jensen
  • 14Hurst
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24McGuire
  • 34Henderson

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 32Vilhete
  • 6Nelson
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forSesayat 75'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 8Weston
  • 11GambinBooked at 66minsSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 70'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 21BattSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 60'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 1Stephens
  • 7Watson
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 15Sesay
  • 16Taylor
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 22Tomlinson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,523

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Barnet 1.

Alie Sesay (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Mansfield Town).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

Alex Iacovitti (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Alie Sesay replaces Alex Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Darius Henderson replaces Mitch Rose.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kevan Hurst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Luke Gambin because of an injury.

Booking

Kevan Hurst (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevan Hurst (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Luke Gambin.

Booking

Luke Gambin (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Kevan Hurst replaces Ashley Hemmings.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Shaun Batt.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Barnet 1. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Gambin following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Ashley Hemmings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth750286215
2Portsmouth7421115614
3Luton7412157813
4Doncaster7412158713
5Colchester74121310313
6Crewe7331108212
7Morecambe74031012-212
8Leyton Orient7322118311
9Carlisle725097211
10Mansfield732277011
11Grimsby73131512310
12Stevenage73131414010
13Barnet62316429
14Hartlepool72321216-49
15Blackpool72239728
16Accrington72231011-18
17Notts County7223911-28
18Crawley7223610-48
19Cheltenham71427707
20Newport6132910-16
21Exeter7205611-56
22Wycombe7124613-75
23Yeovil7115512-74
24Cambridge7034411-73
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