Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.
Exeter maintained their fine record at Mansfield with a deserved win.
Josh Key's first EFL goal made it 11 unbeaten trips to Mansfield over 22 years after City battled back from going behind to a well-worked corner after 20 minutes.
It was pulled back deep to Ollie Clarke who sent Harry Charsley to the byline for a cross that was turned in by Rollin Menayese from six yards.
City then went up a gear and were level from a 40th-minute corner.
Goalkeeper Marek Stech failed to reach the ball and Rory McArdle was able to nod home off Farrend Rawson from close range.
After the restart, Charsley forced a save from Lewis Ward.
Stech then superbly blocked Randell Williams' powerful finish in the 68th minute after Joel Randall had broken down the left.
But in the 76th minute. Stags failed to clear City's 12th corner and Key popped up to head just under the crossbar from close range and secure the Grecians' first win of the campaign.
Clarke was inches wide a minute from time as Stags remain winless.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 3BenningSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 77'minutes
- 7CharsleyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forGordonat 77'minutes
- 8O ClarkeBooked at 29mins
- 9BowerySubstituted forMaynardat 64'minutes
- 11WilliamsSubstituted forSparkesat 90+2'minutes
- 17JaySubstituted forLawat 78'minutes
- 14RandallSubstituted forCapriceat 78'minutes
- 12BowmanBooked at 35mins
- Christopher Pollard
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.
Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).
Ollie Clarke (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Exeter City. Jack Sparkes replaces Randell Williams.
Offside, Exeter City. Lewis Page tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Maynard with a through ball.
Offside, Exeter City. Randell Williams tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.
Offside, Mansfield Town. Ryan Sweeney tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.
Foul by Rory McArdle (Exeter City).
Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Rollin Menayese (Mansfield Town).
Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Caprice replaces Joel Randall.
Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Law replaces Matt Jay.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Kellan Gordon replaces Harry Charsley.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Malvind Benning.
Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2. Joshua Key (Exeter City) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Rory McArdle with a headed pass following a corner.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.
Attempt saved. Joshua Key (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Jay.