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Stags too strong for new boys

12 August 2017 National Sport

Last Updated: 12/08/17 7:31pm

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Mansfield Town and Forest Green.

Two goals in six second half minutes finally saw Mansfield take control as Forest Green lost 2-0 in their first ever away Football League match.

After a frustrating first half through Rovers’ spoiling tactics, the Stags grabbed the lead six minutes into the second half as Danny Rose headed home a Joel Byrom corner at the far post.

On 57 minutes the home side doubled their lead as Paul Anderson, chasing a long forward ball, beat the offside trap to stride through on the left and, although Bradley Collins stopped his first effort, he tucked away the rebound into the empty net.

Rovers keeper Bradley Collins came up with two massive saves to make sure his side went in all square at the break.

After just five minutes he stood up tall to get in the way of Lee Angol’s finish after he had robbed Lee Collins to run clear.

Then on the half-hour mark he got a good right hand to a powerful Paul Digby header from Byrom’s corner.

Home keeper Conrad Logan had only one save to make all game in stoppage time.

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