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Mansfield Town 1-2 Exeter City

Mansfield saw their unbeaten start to the season ended after a 2-1 defeat at home by Exeter City.

Dean Moxey gave the Grecians a half-time lead with a well-taken finish before Nicky Law doubled the advantage just before the hour mark.

Mansfield pulled a goal back five minutes after their opponents' second through Tyler Walker's tap-in, but they were unable to find an equaliser.

Stags had started strongly with Alex MacDonald and Otis Khan forcing Christy Pym into saves inside the first 10 minutes.

Pym then did well to beat away Walker's powerful shot after 13 minutes as Mansfield stepped up the pressure.

But they faded after a good start and fell behind thanks to Moxey's beautifully curling effort from the edge of the box after 31 minutes.

The lead was doubled when Law headed home from close range after 57 minutes after Pierce Sweeney's cross carved Mansfield open.

Walker bagged his sixth goal of the campaign after 62 minutes with a toe-poke to give Mansfield some late hope but the visitors held on for maximum points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneySubstituted forElsnikat 69'minutes
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forBenningat 83'minutes
  • 6BishopBooked at 66mins
  • 7MacDonald
  • 16ButcherSubstituted forRoseat 55'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 10KhanBooked at 90mins
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 3Benning
  • 11Atkinson
  • 20Elsnik
  • 27Gibbens
  • 29Graham
  • 32Rose

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2SweeneyBooked at 90mins
  • 5MartinBooked at 24mins
  • 23Croll
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 76mins
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forOgbeneat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Tillson
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Law
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forMartinat 72'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 4O'Shea
  • 7Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 18Oates
  • 19Abrahams
  • 24Ogbene
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,443

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Booking

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

Booking

Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Otis Khan (Mansfield Town).

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Alexander MacDonald.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Malvind Benning replaces Hayden White.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Chiedozie Ogbene replaces Hiram Boateng.

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

Booking

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

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

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Luke Croll.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Lee Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Timi Max Elsnik replaces Ryan Sweeney.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City86111661019
2Exeter8512158716
3Newport8512913-416
4Colchester84311751215
5Yeovil74211531214
6Oldham8422126614
7Bury84131410413
8Tranmere8341107313
9MK Dons734074313
10Crawley84131110113
11Carlisle8413910-113
12Forest Green8260127512
13Stevenage8332109112
14Swindon83321314-112
15Mansfield724196310
16Port Vale831498110
17Crewe72239818
18Cheltenham822468-28
19Cambridge8215715-87
20Northampton8134813-56
21Grimsby8125515-105
22Morecambe8107317-143
23Macclesfield8026616-102
24Notts County80261024-142
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