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Mansfield Town 2, Southend United 1, LIVE
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Southend United manager Phil Brown: “We didn’t win the game because we weren’t good enough but I’m baffled by some of the referee’s decisions, especially for the red card.
“The fourth official is standing about a yard away from the incident and is telling everyone he didn’t think it was a red card so why can’t he say that to the ref.
“We also had two blatant penalties turned down and I wish the ref could come out and explain his decisions.
“But we haven’t lost the game because of him, we’ve lost because we played poorly.”
Match report online here
Mansfield 2, Blues 1
Ryan Leonard drills a low, 25 yard shot in to the bottom left hand corner of the net.
Mansfield 2, Blues 1 Leonard
Barry Corr hits the outside of the left post
Daniel Bentley booked for dissent
Blues make their third change with Marc Laird coming on for Kevan Hurst
Conor Clifford has been sent off for a poor challenge
Rain coming down heavier now, call it off!
Anthony Howell booked for a foul on Conor Clifford
Conor Clifford hits the bar with a delicate chip
James Jennings on target for the Stags. Came after Daniel Bentley had parried out a header from a left wing corner.
Mansfield 2, Blues 0.
Lee Barnard booked for a foul on John Dempster
Big chance for Blues. Ben Coker's free-kick is dummied by Barry Corr & finds an unmarked Lee Barnard who scuffs shot wide of right post from 10 yards
James Jennings booked for foul on Ryan Leonard
The second half is underway
Mansfield have had five shots on target, Blues have had none.
Half time: Mansfield 1, Blues 0
Big chance for Mansfield as Ryan Tafazolli heads James Jennings' left wing corner over the crossbar from six yards
Chris Clements' right wing corner is headed down by Ryan Tafazolli but Ben Coker prods it over the bar for another corner.
Mansfield have looked more dangerous going forward. Blues not really had a chance in front of goal yet.
John White booked for a foul on Sam Clucas.
A routine ball forward dropped over the Southend defence and was neatly controlled by Sam Clucas on the left hand side. He then charged forward before drilling home a low, left footed shot from 10 yards.
Mansfield 1, Blues 0. Sam Clucas on target.
The game is quite similar to Torquay away earlier on in the season, apart from I didn't crash my car this time!
Do you have to be bald to be a referee in the Football League?
Matt Rhead's low shot from 20 yards is smothered by Daniel Bentley
Been quite a flat start to the game but was always going to be like that in these conditions.
Floodlights are on already!
Great save from Daniel Bentley to keep out a close range effort from Sam Clucas but he should've scored.
Matt Rhead through on goal for the hosts but linesman flags for offside, must have been close.
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Will Atkinson has started on the right hand side for Blues with Kevan Hurst on the left
The game is underway
Where are you all following the game from today then?
Conditions are grim for the game. The wind is very strong and the corner flags are almost blowing over to my right hand side. I've personally had to purchase another jumper and more socks from the Mansfield club shop to try and keep warm. Oh and it's also raining now. Apart from that it's lovely!
Mansfield: Marriott, Dempster, Riley, Rhead, Stevenson, Clucas, Tafazolli, Howell, Jennings, Clements, Westlake
Subs: Sutton, Dyer, Hutchinson, Meikle, McGuire, Daniel & Palmer
Blues: Bentley, White, Phillips, Thompson, Coker, Hurst, Leonard, Timlin, Atkinson, Barnard, Corr
Subs: P Smith, Laird, Eastwood, Straker, Clifford, Payne & Gomis
Blues are unchanged for today's game. Luke Prosser failed a late fitness test on a fractured cheekbone. But goalkeeper Paul Smith is back on the bench after recovering from a back spasm and he replaces his namesake Ted.
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