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Mansfield Town 3-4 Forest Green Rovers

Aaron Collins grabbed a dramatic injury-time winner to seal the points for Forest Green in a thrilling 4-3 win at Mansfield.

The Stags, who have only won twice at home in the league all season, took a third-minute lead when Alex MacDonald chested down Mal Benning's cross and CJ Hamilton beat everyone to it and made space to tuck home.

Danny Rose made it 2-0 as he glanced home a header from a long MacDonald throw.

A thrilling end to the half saw Hamilton hit a post before Farrend Rawson gave Rovers a lifeline in the fifth added minute as he headed home a Joseph Mills free-kick.

Seven minutes after the break Rawson levelled with a near-post header from a Jack Aitchison corner.

Rovers then went ahead on the hour as Carl Winchester rifled home a low shot from 20 yards.

But Nicky Maynard drove home from James Clarke's fine pass in the 90th minute to seemingly snatch a point only for Collins to pop up and rifle home a low Mills cross in the sixth minute of added time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 21Clarke
  • 4Preston
  • 17Sweeney
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonaldSubstituted forKhanat 73'minutes
  • 6Bishop
  • 16TomlinsonSubstituted forSmithat 36'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 11Maynard
  • 32RoseSubstituted forCookat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 9Davies
  • 10Khan
  • 19Cook
  • 28Knowles
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone

Forest Green

  • 1Smith
  • 3Bernard
  • 6Rawson
  • 20Kitching
  • 23MillsBooked at 80mins
  • 14AdamsBooked at 88mins
  • 7Winchester
  • 25Mondal
  • 16BrownSubstituted forCollinsat 76'minutes
  • 29AitchisonSubstituted forFrearat 73'minutes
  • 28MarchSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mills
  • 10Collins
  • 17Frear
  • 18Dawson
  • 19McGinley
  • 21McCoulsky
  • 24Thomas
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,956

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home15
Away20
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 4.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 4. Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joseph Mills with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joseph Mills.

Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carl Winchester.

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alistair Smith (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 3. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Clarke.

Booking

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Attempt blocked. Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Bernard with a headed pass.

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town).

Shawn McCoulsky (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alistair Smith (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron Collins replaces Jevani Brown.

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Jack Aitchison.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Otis Khan replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Jevani Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Jevani Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Josh March.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by James Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Andy Cook replaces Danny Rose.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon27165649292053
2Exeter26148437271050
3Cheltenham261111441212044
4Crewe25135747321544
5Plymouth25135740261444
6Bradford26128633221144
7Forest Green2712873223944
8Northampton2612683629742
9Colchester261011536241241
10Port Vale2691163331238
11Newport248972322133
12Walsall2796122636-1033
13Crawley2771193537-232
14Salford2788113338-532
15Scunthorpe2787123538-331
16Cambridge2787123033-331
17Grimsby257992529-430
18Mansfield2769123642-627
19Leyton Orient2669113343-1027
20Oldham2669112641-1527
21Carlisle2667132343-2025
22Macclesfield2561272427-324
23Morecambe2647152145-2419
24Stevenage26212121531-1618
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