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Mansfield Town 6-1 Oldham Athletic: Dino Maamria 'bemused' at double sending off

Mansfield's Nicky Maynard
Nicky Maynard scored an 18-minute hat-trick for Mansfield

Oldham boss Dino Maamria bemoaned a "moment of madness" after his side had two players sent off for reckless challenges that occurred in the same passage of play and then went on to lose 6-1.

The Latics were 2-0 down when Tomas Egert and Filipe Morais were both dismissed in the 37th minute.

An already-booked Morais went in late on Neal Bishop, whose pass reached Mal Benning as the referee initially played an advantage, and Egert slid in a second later with a woeful challenge on Benning for a straight red, while Morais received his second yellow.

"To have two players sent off so early is always going to lead to a heavy scoreline," Maamria said.

"The red cards were bemusing to say the least. I hope the referee will look back on that and get questioned because it is a huge decision.

"The moment of madness has changed the game."

A 'bizarre' situation - Dempster

Mansfield manager John Dempster added: "I wasn't pleased with the straight-red tackle and I think the second yellow was a second yellow.

"It was a bit of a bizarre situation and you don't often see that. But I think the referee handled it well.

"People will look at the result and see there were two sending-offs, but make no mistake we were outstanding when it was 11 versus 11."

Nicky Maynard claimed a first-half hat-trick as Mansfield clinically ran out 6-1 winners.

Maynard had already netted twice when the Latics had two men sent off in that quite sensational 37th minute, and the Stags then turned the screw.

Mansfield's early dominance had been rewarded when Maynard headed home a superb Kellan Gordon cross from five yards out.

He made it 2-0 three minutes later, this time tapping home from close range after Otis Khan had got to the left by-line and drilled the ball across the face of goal.

But after the double sending off, an error by goalkeeper Conrad Logan flapping at a cross gifted the nine men a goal after 43 minutes.

Tom Hamer tucked the loose ball away to reduce the deficit but - moments later - Maynard raced away onto a Conor Shaughnessy through-ball in stoppage time and rounded the goalkeeper to complete his hat-trick on the stroke of half-time.

After 56 minutes, a soft low cross from Benning somehow eluded defence and keeper and rolled into the net off Oldham defender David Wheater as Mansfield extended their advantage before a home breakaway saw Maynard set up Dapo Afolayan to roll home a fifth.

Oldham's misery continued as substitute Dylan Fage was carried off on a stretcher before teenage substitute Jimmy Knowles bagged his first league goal with a cool penalty after Hamer had brought down Afolayan with six minutes remaining.

Match details supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 15Shaughnessy
  • 5PearceBooked at 65mins
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 90mins
  • 20Gordon
  • 7MacDonaldSubstituted forAfolayanat 61'minutes
  • 6Bishop
  • 3Benning
  • 10Khan
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forKnowlesat 69'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forCookat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Tomlinson
  • 18Afolayan
  • 19Cook
  • 22Hamilton
  • 28Knowles
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone

Oldham

  • 1Woods
  • 34Hamer
  • 29EgertBooked at 37mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 10MaoucheSubstituted forFageat 62'minutesSubstituted forSmith-Brownat 74'minutes
  • 24Sylla
  • 17Missilou
  • 8MoraisBooked at 38mins
  • 9VeraSubstituted forStottat 39'minutes
  • 26Smith

Substitutes

  • 5Smith-Brown
  • 6Stott
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Fage
  • 27Adams
  • 33Eagles
  • 39Zabret
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,368

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home32
Away6
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 6, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 6, Oldham Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Shaughnessy following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jonny Smith.

Attempt blocked. Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Shaughnessy.

Attempt saved. Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jimmy Knowles.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Oladapo Afolayan (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Malvind Benning.

Attempt blocked. Oladapo Afolayan (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Otis Khan.

Attempt blocked. Conor Shaughnessy (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Malvind Benning.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Oladapo Afolayan.

Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oladapo Afolayan.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Attempt blocked. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamad Sylla.

Booking

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

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Otis Khan.

Jimmy Knowles (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonny Smith.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Knowles (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Oladapo Afolayan (Mansfield Town).

Jamie Stott (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 6, Oldham Athletic 1. Jimmy Knowles (Mansfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Mansfield Town. Oladapo Afolayan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Oladapo Afolayan.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Gary Woods.

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neal Bishop.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ashley Smith-Brown replaces Dylan Fage because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Knowles replaces Nicky Maynard.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 5, Oldham Athletic 1. Oladapo Afolayan (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Maynard following a fast break.

goal

As It Stood

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2Exeter137511811726
3Bradford137331912724
4Forest Green13733147724
5Newport12651126623
6Cheltenham1264221111022
7Swindon136342016421
8Colchester135441612419
9Crawley135442120119
10Grimsby135352016418
11Plymouth134541816217
12Macclesfield134541515017
13Port Vale134541820-217
14Salford134541620-417
15Mansfield134451917216
16Cambridge134451614216
17Leyton Orient134451922-316
18Northampton134361416-215
19Walsall13436917-815
20Carlisle134271523-814
21Oldham132561423-911
22Scunthorpe132471621-510
23Stevenage131571019-98
24Morecambe131481326-137
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