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Mansfield Town 2-0 Forest Green Rovers

Two goals in six second-half minutes finally saw Mansfield take control as Forest Green lost their first Football League away match.

After being frustrated by Rovers' spoiling tactics in the first half, the Stags grabbed the lead six minutes into the second as Danny Rose headed home a Joel Byrom corner at the far post.

The home side doubled their lead on 57 minutes as Paul Anderson, chasing a long forward ball, beat the offside trap to stride through on the left and, although Bradley Collins stopped his first effort, he tucked away the rebound into the empty net.

Rovers keeper Bradley Collins came up with two massive saves to make sure his side went in all square at the break.

After just five minutes he stood up tall to get in the way of Lee Angol's finish after he had robbed Lee Collins to run clear.

Then on the half-hour mark he got a good right hand to a powerful Paul Digby header from Byrom's corner.

Home keeper Conrad Logan had only one save to make all game in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Logan
  • 16White
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Diamond
  • 3BenningBooked at 62mins
  • 11AtkinsonSubstituted forPotterat 88'minutes
  • 4Digby
  • 26Byrom
  • 10Anderson
  • 32RoseSubstituted forSpencerat 71'minutes
  • 9AngolSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bennett
  • 8Mellis
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 17Potter
  • 21Sterling-James
  • 22Hamilton

Forest Green

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1CollinsBooked at 39mins
  • 2BennettBooked at 86mins
  • 5Collins
  • 6MontheBooked at 90mins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 3LairdSubstituted forWishartat 82'minutes
  • 4TraoréBooked at 64minsSubstituted forJamesat 65'minutes
  • 8NobleBooked at 36mins
  • 15Cooper
  • 9Doidge
  • 10BrownSubstituted forMullingsat 55'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 11Bugiel
  • 14Mullings
  • 17Wishart
  • 18Evans
  • 23Russell
  • 33James
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,826

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Hayden White.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  7. Booking

    Emmanuel Monthe (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alfie Potter replaces Will Atkinson.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jimmy Spencer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

  16. Booking

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Paul Digby (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

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7Exeter21102114
8Luton21018353
9Accrington21015413
10Port Vale21015413
11Carlisle21013303
12Grimsby21013303
13Cheltenham21012203
14Notts County210123-13
15Yeovil2101510-53
16Newport20204402
17Stevenage20204402
18Crewe20203302
19Lincoln City20203302
20Colchester201124-21
21Forest Green201124-21
22Cambridge200213-20
23Crawley200214-30
24Chesterfield200215-40
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