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Mansfield Town 1-0 Chorley

Nicky Maynard scored a late winner as League Two Mansfield claimed a narrow victory over National League part-timers Chorley to book a place in the second round of the FA Cup.

A dour game of few chances was settled when goalkeeper Matt Urwin blocked but was unable to hold a low 20-yard shot from Jacob Mellis and Maynard headed the loose ball home from close range.

Just seconds earlier, home goalkeeper Conrad Logan had to make a fine stop to claw away a Lewis Baines header from Marcus Carver's cross - his only save of the game.

A poor first half saw Chorley twice come close as Matt Challoner shot just over the crossbar after two minutes from a half-clearance, while Ntumba Massanka's low ball in front of goal was inches away from being turned in by Charles Vernam eight minutes before the break.

Maynard headed over from an Otis Khan cross just after the half-hour mark and - just after the break - Alex MacDonald fired into the Chorley side netting.

Neal Bishop warmed Urwin's hands with the first shot on target of the game after 64 minutes before the game swung and Maynard netted after 81 minutes to break Chorley hearts.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 20Gordon
  • 17Sweeney
  • 4Preston
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonaldSubstituted forHamiltonat 64'minutes
  • 6Bishop
  • 16TomlinsonSubstituted forMellisat 78'minutes
  • 10Khan
  • 19CookSubstituted forRoseat 72'minutes
  • 11Maynard

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 12Olejnik
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 28Knowles
  • 30Smith
  • 32Rose

Chorley

  • 1Urwin
  • 2Challoner
  • 12RossSubstituted forNewbyat 84'minutes
  • 6Meppen-Walter
  • 16Baines
  • 3Blakeman
  • 13Cottrell
  • 15Smith
  • 17Nortey
  • 18MassankaSubstituted forCarverat 57'minutes
  • 19VernamSubstituted forAlmondat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Newby
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 9Carver
  • 10Almond
  • 11Newby
  • 14Dodds
  • 21Eccles
Referee:
Savvas Yianni
Attendance:
2,418

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamChorley
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Chorley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Chorley 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Carver (Chorley).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chorley. Conceded by Kellan Gordon.

  6. Post update

    Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Chorley).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Chorley. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Chorley. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Alex Newby (Chorley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cottrell (Chorley).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chorley. Alex Newby replaces Mark Ross.

  15. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Carver (Chorley).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Chorley 0. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Chorley. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

  20. Post update

    Lewis Baines (Chorley) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

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