The FA Cup - First Round
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Shaw Lane Association 1-3 Mansfield Town

Danny Rose's impressive second-half brace helped Mansfield beat spirited Northern Premier League side Shaw Lane to reach the FA Cup second round.

Krystian Pearce gave the Stags the lead after a well-worked free-kick.

Lee Bennett levelled from close range at the second attempt, then hit a post.

Mansfield's Jacob Mellis's second-half penalty was saved by keeper Jon Stewart after being fouled but, as the Stags upped the pressure, Rose headed in, then added a spectacular scissors-kick.

The two sides were separated by 58 places and three divisions in the English football pyramid, but seventh-tier Shaw Lane showed plenty of commitment against League Two side Mansfield.

Following their equaliser, they could have taken the lead had Billy Whitehouse not hesitated as the rebound from Bennett's effort fell to him off the woodwork.

However, the Stags could have won by more, had Shaw Lane's goalkeeper Jon Stewart not played so well.

Having denied Kane Hemmings in the first half, with Rose sliding the follow-up against the post, he saved Mellis' penalty superbly after the Mansfield midfielder had been fouled by Spencer Harris.

But it was Rose, who lives not far from Shaw Lane's ground in Barnsley, who settled the tie with a perfectly timed header from Mal Benning's cross from the left, five minutes before scoring an even better goal from Alex MacDonald's ball from the other flank.

Jon Stewart saves a penalty
Shaw Lane goalkeeper Jon Stewart kept his side in the tie with this penalty save

Shaw Lane manager Craig Edwards:

"We came in wanting to be competitive and we had them on the ropes for a little while. It has taken an incredible finish to kill the game off.

"When you save a penalty you start thinking it could be our day, but credit to Danny, I believe he's a local lad and ex-Barnsley and he has really delivered.

"I hope people liked what they saw today and recognise we are a small club going in the right direction, and they will want to come back and support us in the future."

Mansfield boss Steve Evans:

"If you're watching in the Premier League it's the Drogbas and Ronaldos who score goals like that. If Harry Kane did it this weekend, we'd be talking about it forever.

"Danny only lives four streets away from Shaw Lane and probably knew three-quarters of the supporters, so I'm very impressed with the professional job he did.

"We always knew fitness would play a part and in the end it came down to some more very good finishing."

Line-ups

Shaw Lane Association

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Stewart
  • 2AustinBooked at 64mins
  • 5LugsdenBooked at 30mins
  • 6Qualter
  • 3SerrantSubstituted forWhitehouseat 43'minutes
  • 10NorrisBooked at 32mins
  • 8Harris
  • 7Byrne
  • 17BennettBooked at 47minsSubstituted forReevesat 72'minutes
  • 11WalkerSubstituted forAbadakiat 86'minutes
  • 9ClaytonBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 4Lugsden
  • 12Abadaki
  • 13Jepson
  • 14Whitehouse
  • 15Reeves
  • 16Chilaka
  • 18Young

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Logan
  • 10Anderson
  • 6DiamondBooked at 26mins
  • 5PearceBooked at 50mins
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonald
  • 8MellisBooked at 49minsSubstituted forDigbyat 90+5'minutes
  • 26Byrom
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32RoseSubstituted forSpencerat 82'minutes
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bennett
  • 4Digby
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 17Potter
  • 21Sterling-James
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
1,700

Match Stats

Home TeamShaw Lane AssociationAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home22
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shaw Lane Association 1, Mansfield Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shaw Lane Association 1, Mansfield Town 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Paul Digby replaces Jacob Mellis.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Kane Hemmings.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Paul Clayton (Shaw Lane Association) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by David Norris (Shaw Lane Association).

  9. Post update

    Zander Diamond (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Damian Reeves (Shaw Lane Association).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Godwin Abadaki (Shaw Lane Association) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shaw Lane Association. Godwin Abadaki replaces Nicky Walker.

  15. Post update

    Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by David Norris (Shaw Lane Association).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Spencer (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer tries a through ball, but Kane Hemmings is caught offside.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer replaces Danny Rose.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kane Hemmings.

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