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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 Forest Green Rovers 12 +12 26
2 Harrogate Town 12 +9 22
3 Port Vale 12 +6 21
4 Tranmere Rovers 12 +5 21
5 Sutton United 11 +6 20
6 Swindon Town 12 +6 20
7 Leyton Orient 12 +8 18
8 Northampton Town 12 +1 18
9 Exeter City 12 +6 17
10 Bradford City 12 +3 17
11 Hartlepool United 12 -1 17
12 Crawley Town 12 -2 17
13 Barrow 12 +1 16
14 Newport County 12 0 16
15 Salford City 12 +2 15
16 Bristol Rovers 12 -5 14
17 Rochdale 12 -2 13
18 Walsall 12 -3 13
19 Colchester United 11 -3 13
20 Stevenage 12 -7 13
21 Oldham Athletic 12 -7 11
22 Mansfield Town 12 -7 10
23 Carlisle United 12 -10 10
24 Scunthorpe United 12 -18 7