Stags leapfrog Dons with win

Mansfield eased their relegation worries with a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon, achieving their first back-to-back wins since September.

Last Updated: 29/03/14 at 19:47

Adam Murray: Scored the winning goal

Adam Murray: Scored the winning goal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Home skipper Adam Murray's seventh-minute free-kick was all they needed in the end, though Jamie McGuire had to clear an Alan Bennett effort off the line 11 minutes from time.

The afternoon began with injury woes for the Dons and that early Mansfield goal.

The visitors were down to 10 men as George Francomb was getting attention for a head wound when the Stags went ahead after seven minutes.

Murray lashed in a free-kick from 30 yards which Ollie Palmer tried to get a head on. The striker failed to get a touch but his attempt was enough to put off keeper Ross Worner as the ball sailed past the pair of them into the net.

The Dons were then forced into a 15th-minute change when Darren Jones was stretchered off after taking a high boot from Anthony Howell in the face.

The visitors rarely threatened the home goal though might have levelled on 42 minutes had Kwesi Appiah caught his half-volley with more power from Francomb's cross.

Francomb should have levelled four minutes into the second half when Appiah's cross cued him up for a volley seven yards from goal at the far post only to slice it over.

A half of few chances saw the Dons finish strongly and 11 minutes from time Jamie McGuire kicked an Alan Bennett header off the line from a corner with Alan Marriott beaten.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 28 December 2014
15:00
AFC W'don 4-1 Exeter Report
Bury 2-0 Mansfield Report
Carlisle 0-3 York City Report
Cheltenhm 0-1 Newport Report
Hartlepool 0-2 Morecambe Report
Luton 1-1 Portsmth Report
Plymouth 1-2 Oxford Utd Report
Shrewsbury 0-0 Wycombe Report
Southend 0-0 Dag + Red Report
Stevenage 3-2 Cambridge Utd Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Sam Allardyce accuses referee of guessing wrongly over disallowed Alex Song goal

Sam Allarydce criticised referee Neil Swarbrick for disallowing a goal after West Ham were defeated 2-1 by Arsenal.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are showing signs of consistency after West Ham win

Arsene Wenger said Arsenal are heading in the right direction after seeing them hold on for a 2-1 win over West Ham.

Premier League: Newcastle overcome Everton 3-2 thanks to Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback

Newcastle overcame Everton 3-2 at St James' Park thanks to goals from Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property