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Grimsby Town 0-1 Mansfield Town

Krystian Pearce's stoppage-time strike saw 10-man Mansfield pick up a much-needed 1-0 win at Grimsby.

Hayden White saw red for a bad challenge in the second half, but John Dempster's struggling side took all three points deep in stoppage time to relieve some of the pressure at the foot of the table.

Grimsby looked to have taken the lead early in the first half when James Hanson headed home from Jordan Cook's chip, but the striker was denied by the offside flag.

Hanson should have done better later in the first half when played through one-on-one with Conrad Logan but with the Mansfield goalkeeper quick to charge out, the striker chipped his effort wide.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark, with White receiving a straight red card for an over-the-top foul on Jake Hessenthaler.

But in the sixth minute of stoppage time, Pearce popped up from a free-kick to poke the ball home and earn Mansfield a much-needed victory to relieve some pressure on their manager.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2HendrieBooked at 90mins
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4Davis
  • 3Gibson
  • 11CookBooked at 42minsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 85'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 12Robson
  • 19WrightSubstituted forGreenat 27'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 9Hanson
  • 20OgbuSubstituted forRoseat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 14Rose
  • 15Clifton
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 2WhiteBooked at 60mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Sweeney
  • 20Gordon
  • 7MacDonald
  • 6BishopBooked at 58mins
  • 3Benning
  • 10KhanSubstituted forShaughnessyat 85'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forCookat 83'minutes
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forHamiltonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Shaughnessy
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 18Afolayan
  • 19Cook
  • 22Hamilton
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
5,087

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home22
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Mansfield Town 1.

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Mansfield Town 1. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Cook with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town).

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

Offside, Grimsby Town. Luke Waterfall tries a through ball, but Ahkeem Rose is caught offside.

Offside, Mansfield Town. Kellan Gordon tries a through ball, but CJ Hamilton is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Elliott Whitehouse replaces Jordan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Conor Shaughnessy replaces Otis Khan.

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Cook (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Andy Cook replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.

Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town).

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ahkeem Rose replaces Moses Ogbu.

Foul by Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).

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

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Gibson with a cross.

Foul by Matt Green (Grimsby Town).

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

Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Matt Green (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Green (Grimsby Town).

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

Offside, Mansfield Town. Otis Khan tries a through ball, but Malvind Benning is caught offside.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

Foul by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green12732146824
2Exeter126511711623
3Newport12651126623
4Crewe127231914523
5Cheltenham1264221111022
6Bradford126331711621
7Swindon126241915420
8Colchester125431510519
9Grimsby125341914518
10Port Vale124531718-117
11Cambridge124441613316
12Plymouth124441715216
13Crawley124441919016
14Northampton124351413115
15Walsall12435814-615
16Macclesfield123541314-114
17Salford123541520-514
18Carlisle124261319-614
19Mansfield123451316-313
20Leyton Orient123451621-513
21Oldham122551317-411
22Scunthorpe121471321-87
23Morecambe121471224-127
24Stevenage12057818-105
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