League Two
MansfieldMansfield Town1ExeterExeter City2

Mansfield Town 1-2 Exeter City

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.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Stech
  • 2O'Keeffe
  • 4Menayese
  • 6Rawson
  • 5Sweeney
  • 3BenningSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 77'minutes
  • 7CharsleyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forGordonat 77'minutes
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 29mins
  • 10Maris
  • 9BowerySubstituted forMaynardat 64'minutes
  • 11Cook

Substitutes

  • 12Gordon
  • 15O'Driscoll
  • 19Reid
  • 20McLaughlin
  • 22Maynard
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 30Key
  • 15Parkes
  • 6McArdle
  • 20Page
  • 10Collins
  • 8Taylor
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forSparkesat 90+2'minutes
  • 17JaySubstituted forLawat 78'minutes
  • 14RandallSubstituted forCapriceat 78'minutes
  • 12BowmanBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 3Sparkes
  • 4Atangana
  • 7Law
  • 9Seymour
  • 23Maxted
  • 41Dean
Referee:
Christopher Pollard

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

  4. Post update

    Ollie Clarke (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jack Sparkes replaces Randell Williams.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Exeter City. Lewis Page tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Exeter City. Randell Williams tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Mansfield Town. Ryan Sweeney tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Exeter City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rollin Menayese (Mansfield Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Caprice replaces Joel Randall.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Law replaces Matt Jay.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Kellan Gordon replaces Harry Charsley.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Malvind Benning.

  18. Goal!

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

  20. Post update

    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.