League Two
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Mansfield Town 0-3 Cheltenham Town

Mansfield's winless run was extended to a fifth game as Cheltenham chalked up a comfortable victory to heap the pressure on home boss John Dempster.

The Robins were fortunate early on when Nicky Maynard seemed to be pulled back as he tried to burst clear on goal between two defenders, with nothing given.

Home goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, back in a League Two game for the first time in a year, then made three saves to deny Alex Addai in a largely drab first half, the first and best after nine minutes with his legs.

But he could do nothing after 32 minutes as Jonte Smith rose unchallenged to head home from a fine Jake Doyle-Hayes cross.

Maynard almost levelled a minute from the break as he lashed across the face of goal, while in stoppage time Will Boyle nodded over the home bar from a corner.

However, it was 2-0 seven minutes into the second half as Chris Hussey's free-kick was guided home by Boyle's diving header.

The Stags never looked like recovering and with four minutes to go Ryan Broom sent Addai away to slot under Olejnik and seal the victory.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Shaughnessy
  • 4Preston
  • 17Sweeney
  • 22Hamilton
  • 7MacDonaldBooked at 25mins
  • 6BishopSubstituted forKhanat 62'minutes
  • 8Mellis
  • 3BenningSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 74'minutes
  • 19CookSubstituted forRoseat 71'minutes
  • 11MaynardBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 10Khan
  • 21Clarke
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 28Knowles
  • 30Smith
  • 32Rose

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 15BoyleBooked at 65mins
  • 26GreavesBooked at 38mins
  • 2LongSubstituted forHortonat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 21Doyle-HayesBooked at 23mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 11Broom
  • 16Addai
  • 27Smith

Substitutes

  • 14Sheaf
  • 17Debayo
  • 19Lloyd
  • 20Reilly
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince
  • 24Horton
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
3,715

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 3.

Foul by Omari Sterling-James (Mansfield Town).

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Grant Horton replaces Sean Long.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jacob Mellis.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town).

Jonte Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 3. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Broom.

Attempt saved. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by William Boyle.

Offside, Mansfield Town. Nicky Maynard tries a through ball, but Danny Rose is caught offside.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Malvind Benning.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town).

Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Andy Cook.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Conor Shaughnessy.

Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Addai.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Jonte Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Otis Khan replaces Neal Bishop.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Jonte Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town).

Offside, Mansfield Town. Nicky Maynard tries a through ball, but Jacob Mellis is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Addai.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Cheltenham Town 2. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross following a set piece situation.

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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8Colchester198652417730
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13Salford206772329-625
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