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Mansfield Town 4-0 Morecambe

Mansfield's promotion push continued with a comprehensive 4-0 home win over Morecambe to climb up into second place.

Only Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche came between the Stags and a hatful of goals in a largely one-sided first half.

The former Nottingham Forest keeper made two outstanding saves to keep out close-range headers from Gethin Jones and also denied Jacob Mellis, Neal Bishop, and Tyler Walker.

But he was helpless on the half-hour mark as Mansfield's pressure paid off when Mellis drilled home low from just inside the box after being found in space by Mal Benning's intelligent low pull-back from the left.

Home nerves jangled when Conrad Logan had to save a Steven Old header from a 66th-minute corner.

But four minutes later Morecambe failed to clear a Jorge Grant free-kick and skipper Krystian Pearce was able to steer home a low finish to ease the tension.

Three minutes later Mellis found CJ Hamilton in the box, who stepped inside and drilled low under Roche for a third and five minutes from time Benning added the fourth with a low shot from 25 yards that flew just inside the far post.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 5PearceBooked at 45mins
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 54mins
  • 20Jones
  • 8Mellis
  • 6BishopSubstituted forTomlinsonat 83'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 23GrantSubstituted forMacDonaldat 72'minutes
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes
  • 22Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 7MacDonald
  • 11Atkinson
  • 14Smith
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 25Turner
  • 32Rose
  • 34Hakeem

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 5Old
  • 12SuttonSubstituted forMingoiaat 45'minutes
  • 16Lavelle
  • 2MillsBooked at 50mins
  • 17Mandeville
  • 4KenyonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forConlanat 45'minutes
  • 8FlemingBooked at 28mins
  • 27Cranston
  • 31CollinsSubstituted forOliverat 72'minutes
  • 7Bennett

Substitutes

  • 3Conlan
  • 9Oliver
  • 11Ellison
  • 21Halstead
  • 24McKay
  • 25Hedley
  • 26Mingoia
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,177

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 4, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 4, Morecambe 0.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 4, Morecambe 0. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Willem Tomlinson replaces Neal Bishop.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Tyler Walker.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Morecambe 0. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Mellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Vadaine Oliver replaces Aaron Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jorge Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Morecambe 0. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neal Bishop following a set piece situation.

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Morecambe).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Booking

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Zak Mills (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zak Mills (Morecambe).

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, Morecambe 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Piero Mingoia replaces Ritchie Sutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Conlan replaces Alex Kenyon.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City432315573393484
2Mansfield432016766353176
3MK Dons432291269462375
4Bury4321111177532474
5Tranmere4320111261461571
6Forest Green4319131163422170
7Exeter4318111458481065
8Carlisle43197176359464
9Colchester43189165952763
10Stevenage43189165453163
11Newport42189155558-363
12Swindon431516125350361
13Oldham4215141362501259
14Crewe43178185453159
15Northampton431318125656057
16Cheltenham431412175460-654
17Grimsby43148214154-1350
18Crawley43147224562-1749
19Port Vale431211203752-1547
20Morecambe431211204768-2147
21Cambridge431210213761-2446
22Macclesfield43912224673-2739
23Yeovil43910243863-2537
24Notts County43813224479-3537
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