The FA Cup - First Round
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Mansfield Town 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Highlights: Mansfield Town 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

David Fox's first goal for Plymouth Argyle 10 minutes from time saw them into the hat for the second round of the FA Cup after a hard-fought win at Mansfield Town.

The Stags dominated for long spells and had the best of the chances, but twice found themselves behind.

For the second successive home game the Stags lost possession and were punished on the counter-attack as Jordan Slew ran onto the ball in his own half and raced clear on 14 minutes, leaving Jamie McGuire in his wake, and he slotted home across Brian Jensen and off the far post.

It was their only effort of the half with Argyle keeper Luke McCormick by far the busier.

He stopped a tame early Matt Green effort, tipped away a curling James Baxendale shot, made a fine block from Ashley Hemmings and watched a Mitch Rose blast sail over the bar.

But Mansfield were level on 58 minutes as Green flicked on a Rose cross and Hemmings blasted home a rising shot under the far angle from the far post.

Hemmings twice came close to another, firing just wide and hitting a post.

But the Pilgrims, who have only lost once in 16 games snatched it as Slew fed Fox to fire home an excellent finish from 18 yards.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Jensen
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 4CollinsSubstituted forRoseat 88'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 24McGuire
  • 8Clements
  • 19RoseSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forHendersonat 81'minutes
  • 23Hemmings
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 9Hoban
  • 14Hurst
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32Rose
  • 34Henderson

Plymouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Purrington
  • 4Songo'o
  • 24Fox
  • 10Carey
  • 27TannerSubstituted forDonaldsonat 61'minutes
  • 8SlewSubstituted forIjahaat 83'minutes
  • 9SpencerBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 7Goodwillie
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14Jervis
  • 19Osborne
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,318

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Ijaha (Plymouth Argyle).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Booking

    James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Lee Collins.

  19. Post update

    Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).