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Morecambe 1-2 Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town moved up to third in League Two as a 94th-minute goal from Mal Benning earned them a dramatic victory over Morecambe.

Benning got the finishing touch to stab the ball past Barry Roche to earn the Stags the double over the Shrimps.

Steve Evans' side had to come from behind after Morecambe took the lead on the half-hour with a poacher's goal from Callum Lang.

Mansfield defender Krystian Pearce passed back to keeper Conrad Logan without looking behind him and the ball ran perfectly for the young Wigan loanee who rounded Logan and placed the ball into the empty net.

The home side had the better of the first-half chances.

Kevin Ellison had the first opportunity on three minutes but miscued his shot wide before Alex Kenyon wasted a glorious chance to open the scoring on 28 minutes when he had a free header at the far post from a Michael Rose corner but failed to find the target.

Former Mansfield striker Vadaine Oliver saw one effort blocked by Pearce and sent a looping header inches over as the Shrimps asked most of the questions in the final third.

The second half was a different affair, however, as Evans made two substitutions and changed his system successfully.

The visitors dominated possession with CJ Hamilton forcing Roche into a neat save and Kane Hemmings going close before top scorer Danny Rose proved his worth once again with a neat close-range finish from a left-wing cross 20 minutes from time.

Chances came at either end with Andy Fleming's shot blocked by Rhys Bennett and Hemmings going close before Benning's scrappy, but vital winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Müller
  • 16LavelleBooked at 22mins
  • 5OldSubstituted forFlemingat 10'minutes
  • 2McGowanBooked at 52mins
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forThompsonat 83'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 14Conlan
  • 29LangSubstituted forWildigat 72'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 8Fleming
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Lund
  • 28McGurk

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 2Bennett
  • 6DiamondBooked at 40minsSubstituted forAndersonat 45'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 17PotterSubstituted forAtkinsonat 45'minutes
  • 7MacDonald
  • 26ByromBooked at 71mins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32Rose
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forSpencerat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Digby
  • 9Angol
  • 10Anderson
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 24Butcher
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
1,416

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Mansfield Town 2.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Mansfield Town 2. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Foul by Jimmy Spencer (Mansfield Town).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Garry Thompson replaces Alex Kenyon.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Max Müller.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Callum Lang.

Booking

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

Foul by Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town).

Callum Lang (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Mansfield Town 1. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by CJ Hamilton.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton29186564273760
2Notts County29149648321651
3Mansfield291311543321150
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Accrington28154948341449
6Exeter2715393833548
7Coventry28145931201147
8Swindon28152114440447
9Newport29121074033746
10Lincoln City28129738271145
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage29108113840-238
15Cambridge28108102736-938
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3098132840-1235
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Morecambe3079142941-1230
20Crewe2992183449-1529
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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