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Mansfield Town 2-4 Barrow

Manager Graham Coughlan was sacked after Mansfield's winless run - their worst in English Football League history - was stretched to 12 games by a Barrow side who recorded their first win since their promotion to League Two for this season.

It was a night to forget all round for the Stags, who had debutant defender Aaron O'Driscoll sent-off just after the break for two bookable offences.

Coughlan took charge in December 2019 after Bristol Rovers "reluctantly" gave permission for him to leave his role at the Memorial Ground, but he won just four of 27 games in charge.

Barrow took charge after 10 minutes when Josh Kay's low ball across goal was slid home by Bradley Barry at the far post, and a second followed when Patrick Brough advanced unopposed before firing home low from 25 yards.

The home side sneaked their way back into the game before half-time when Bluebirds goalkeeper Joel Dixon dropped a high ball and James Perch smashed home high into the net.

Nicky Maynard almost levelled on 49 minutes but Dixon superbly turned his 30-yard effort onto the crossbar.

Hopes of a fightback were dented when O'Driscoll was dismissed two minutes later and Barrow made them pay when Luke James set up Kay to curl in before Harrison Biggins sent a low 20-yard shot just inside the post to make it 4-1.

Harry Charsley poked home Kellan Gordon's low cross in the 89th minute for a late consolation, not enough to spoil the Barrow celebrations.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Stech
  • 4Menayese
  • 6Rawson
  • 15O'DriscollBooked at 51mins
  • 14PerchSubstituted forMarisat 68'minutes
  • 12Gordon
  • 7Charsley
  • 32Lapslie
  • 20McLaughlin
  • 11Cook
  • 22MaynardSubstituted forReidat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bowery
  • 10Maris
  • 19Reid
  • 21Clarke
  • 27Sinclair
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone

Barrow

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Dixon
  • 6Hird
  • 5PlattBooked at 15mins
  • 3Brough
  • 27BarryBooked at 90mins
  • 8Jones
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 11KayBooked at 43mins
  • 25Biggins
  • 33James
  • 20AngusSubstituted forReidat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Gribbin
  • 18Zouma
  • 21Maloney
  • 28Taylor
  • 29Reid
Referee:
Keith Stroud

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home7
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Barrow 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Barrow 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Reid (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by George Maris with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by George Lapslie.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Lapslie (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Booking

    Bradley Barry (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Barry (Barrow).

  9. Post update

    Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barrow. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

  11. Post update

    Bradley Barry (Barrow) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Barrow 4. Harry Charsley (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josh Kay (Barrow).

  15. Post update

    Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Taylor (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jayden Reid with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Mansfield Town. George Lapslie tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Jayden Reid replaces Dior Angus.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Harry Charsley (Mansfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.