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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Reuben Reid (54')
  • Dayle Grubb (78')
  • Krystian Pearce (84')

First win continues to elude Flitcroft as Mansfield suffer to Forest Green

Mansfield are still searching for their first win under new boss David Flitcroft as their play-off hopes took a dive with a 2-0 defeat at struggling Forest Green.
Goals after the break for Reuben Reid and Dayle Grubb boosted Forest Green's survival hopes as the Stags finished with 10 men following a second booking for captain Krystian Pearce.
The Stags were dealt a blow from the kick-off, top scorer Danny Rose taking a knock to the ankle inside 20 seconds after a coming together with Rovers' Isaiah Osbourne.
Grubb then clipped the top of the bar for Rovers in a turgid first half.
The stalemate was broken after 55 minutes when Pearce scuffed a clearance for Reid to fizz in his 13th goal of the season.
Grubb wrapped it up for Rovers after 77 minutes, arrowing in from just inside the box for his 21st goal of the campaign and his fourth for Rovers since arriving in January.
Pearce saw red seven minutes from time for Mansfield, who drop two places to seventh while Rovers are now nine points clear of the bottom two.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 34 +23 66
2 Crewe Alexandra 34 +22 64
3 Exeter City 34 +12 63
4 Plymouth Argyle 34 +17 62
5 Cheltenham Town 33 +22 57
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 34 +13 55
8 Port Vale 35 +6 55
9 Bradford City 35 +5 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 35 +1 46
11 Cambridge United 35 -6 45
12 Crawley Town 35 +1 44
13 Salford City 35 -1 44
14 Walsall 35 -11 44
15 Newport County 32 +1 43
16 Grimsby Town 33 -4 41
17 Scunthorpe United 34 -8 39
18 Leyton Orient 35 -9 39
19 Oldham Athletic 35 -15 38
20 Carlisle United 34 -17 36
21 Mansfield Town 35 -8 35
22 Morecambe 35 -24 31
23 Macclesfield Town 35 -10 30
24 Stevenage 35 -24 22