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Blackpool 0-1 Mansfield Town

Matt Green's 11th goal of the season helped Mansfield keep their play-off ambitions alive with a 1-0 victory away at Blackpool.

Green took advantage of a loose pass by Clark Robertson on the half-hour mark to earn a first win in six attempts for the Stags.

Mansfield then defended their lead resolutely and limited the Seasiders to chances few and far between.

Blackpool had started brightest, with Kelvin Mellor seeing a header cleared off the line on 20 minutes, before Green put the visitors ahead against the run of play with the aid of a deflection.

Krystian Pearce and Mal Benning both tested Sam Slocombe with long-range efforts as Mansfield grew in confidence, but Armand Gnanduillet should have levelled for Blackpool on 39 minutes when he headed Brad Potts' cross wide.

Pearce was close to doubling Mansfield's lead when he headed Joel Byrom's free-kick just over on 48 minutes.

The lacklustre home side had two penalty appeals waved away in the closing stages after claiming for a foul and a handball involving Kyle Howkins.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Potts
  • 26Cain
  • 22Pugh
  • 18PhilliskirkSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 57'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forCullenat 75'minutes
  • 31GnanduilletSubstituted forMattat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAlister
  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 27Lyness
  • 28Payne

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 2Bennett
  • 15Howkins
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 4Collins
  • 28Whiteman
  • 22HamiltonBooked at 83mins
  • 26ByromBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMcGuireat 86'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forBaxendaleat 89'minutes
  • 17ArquinSubstituted forRoseat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 8Clements
  • 9Hoban
  • 11Baxendale
  • 14Hurst
  • 24McGuire
  • 32Rose
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
2,948

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Blackpool).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Cullen (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Baxendale (Mansfield Town).

Jamille Matt (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. James Baxendale replaces Matt Green.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jamie McGuire replaces Joel Byrom.

Booking

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Michael Cain (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Yoann Arquin.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt missed. Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Cain (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Jamille Matt (Blackpool).

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

Attempt blocked. Andy Taylor (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Jamille Matt (Blackpool).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle241210245311446
4Portsmouth24126637221542
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Luton24108634221238
7Cambridge2411583526938
8Colchester2410683629736
9Barnet249963333036
10Blackpool2497836251134
11Exeter24103113327633
12Grimsby249693228433
13Crawley2495103038-832
14Yeovil2486102528-330
15Stevenage2493123539-430
16Mansfield247982329-630
17Crewe2461082431-728
18Hartlepool246993342-927
19Morecambe2383122741-1427
20Leyton Orient2474132634-825
21Accrington2467112331-825
22Notts County2464142744-1722
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2345142741-1417
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