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Cambridge United 2-3 Mansfield Town

Nicky Maynard's second League Two hat-trick of the season took his campaign tally to 10 goals - 11 in all competitions
Nicky Maynard's second League Two hat-trick of the season took his campaign tally to 10 goals - 11 in all competitions

Nicky Maynard's hat-trick earned Graham Coughlan his first win as Mansfield Town boss with a 3-2 success at Cambridge.

Harvey Knibbs headed the home side into a third-minute lead that they held until nine minutes before the interval when Mal Benning's superb cross was diverted by Danny Rose into the path of Maynard, who turned the ball home from close range.

Cambridge responded and were back ahead a minute before the break when Jack Roles saw his free-kick rattle Conrad Logan's post but fall to Greg Taylor, who netted the rebound.

The U's were reduced to 10 men 14 minutes into the second half when Reggie Lambe was shown his second yellow card in three minutes and was dismissed for the second time in his last two starts.

Maynard's second of the afternoon drew Mansfield level on 71 minutes when he fired in from close range following CJ Hamilton's centre.

He then headed the winner nine minutes from time when Cambridge were unable to clear a corner - taking him to 10 League Two goals for the season, joint second, but 13 behind Swindon's Eoin Doyle.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 25Burton
  • 16Darling
  • 5Taylor
  • 4TaftSubstituted forDallasat 90'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 7HannantSubstituted forMarisat 65'minutes
  • 19LambeBooked at 59mins
  • 22Lewis
  • 30RolesBooked at 90mins
  • 26KnibbsSubstituted forJonesat 70'minutes
  • 20Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Mitov
  • 3Jones
  • 8O'Neil
  • 9Dallas
  • 10Maris
  • 18Richards
  • 24Norville-Williams

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forClarkeat 79'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Preston
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonald
  • 6BishopSubstituted forCookat 79'minutes
  • 8MellisBooked at 90mins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32Rose
  • 11Maynard

Substitutes

  • 9Davies
  • 10Khan
  • 12Olejnik
  • 19Cook
  • 21Clarke
  • 28Knowles
  • 30Smith
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,848

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Mansfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Mansfield Town 3.

Booking

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harry Darling (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Roles.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Sam Smith (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town).

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Booking

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Andrew Dallas replaces George Taft.

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Mansfield Town 3. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Krystian Pearce with a headed pass following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald with a cross.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by George Taft.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Andy Cook replaces Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. James Clarke replaces Hayden White.

Hand ball by Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Malvind Benning with a cross.

Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Darling (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Mansfield Town 2. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by CJ Hamilton.

Attempt missed. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Darling with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Offside, Cambridge United. Jack Roles tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Daniel Jones replaces Harvey Knibbs.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon25154645271849
2Exeter2513843527847
3Crewe24135646291744
4Bradford24127531191243
5Forest Green2511772719840
6Colchester24109535231239
7Northampton2511683428639
8Cheltenham24911435201538
9Plymouth2311573425938
10Port Vale2581163231135
11Salford258893134-332
12Scunthorpe2587103333031
13Cambridge2587103030031
14Newport237972121030
15Walsall2586112332-930
16Crawley2561093235-328
17Mansfield2569103337-427
18Grimsby236892328-526
19Leyton Orient2568113242-1026
20Oldham2468102537-1226
21Carlisle2567122340-1725
22Macclesfield2351172226-420
23Morecambe2546152044-2418
24Stevenage24211111530-1517
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