Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Port Vale 0.
CJ Hamilton's first-half strike sealed back-to-back League Two wins for Mansfield for the first time this season as they beat Port Vale.
The visitors also ended the game with 10 men when Manny Oyeleke was shown a second yellow card on 64 minutes.
A poor first half burst into life on 41 minutes thanks to Hamilton.
He ran into the box on the right from Hayden White's pass and sent a powerful shot flashing across Scott Brown into the far corner.
Hamilton had come the closest to a goal on 16 minutes from a similar position when his shot came back off post, a minute after Jacob Mellis had fired into the side netting from 18 yards.
Tyler Walker almost made it 2-0 just after half-time, but Brown blocked his close range backheel from Craig Davies' low cross.
Once Oyeleke had been dismissed, Stags should have had a second on 82 when keeper Brown slipped and gifted the ball to Danny Rose, but he managed to block Rose's finish and then saw Tyler Walker lift his follow-up over.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17SweeneySubstituted forElsnikat 77'minutes
- 6BishopBooked at 88mins
- 19WalkerSubstituted forGrahamat 86'minutes
- 9DaviesSubstituted forRoseat 54'minutes
- 8OyelekeBooked at 64mins
- 11HannantBooked at 87mins
- 24WhitfieldSubstituted forMontañoat 56'minutesBooked at 70mins
- 22ConlonBooked at 21minsSubstituted forDoddsat 55'minutesBooked at 70mins
- 9PopeBooked at 86mins
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Port Vale 0.
Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town).
Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Scott Brown.
Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connell Rawlinson (Port Vale).
Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).
Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jordan Graham replaces Tyler Walker.
Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).
Attempt missed. Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.