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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 2,928) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Mansfield Town Mansfield

Cheltenhm 1

S Jombati (86)

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Mansfield 2

A Howell (21)
M Rhead (45+2)

Stags stun Robins to end poor run

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:47pm

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Anthony Howell: Opened the scoring

Anthony Howell: Opened the scoring

Mansfield brought their 13-match winless league run to an end with an unlikely 2-1 victory at promotion hopefuls Cheltenham.

First-half goals from Anthony Howell and Matt Rhead did the damage, with Sido Jombati's goal for the home side coming too late to salvage a point as the Robins tasted defeat for the first time in 12 games.

Early Cheltenham pressure came to nothing and it was the Stags who opened the scoring after 21 minutes when Howell's 20-yard strike appeared to be deflected beyond Scott Brown in the home goal.

As half-time approached, Byron Harrison headed over for the Robins with Jombati drilling another effort off target.

And those misses were punished in injury time when Rhead powered home a header from a James Jennings corner.

Cheltenham piled the pressure on after the break but struggled to find a way through a solid visiting defence.

Mansfield substitute Colin Daniel was denied a third Stags goal by a decent save from Brown before Jombati netted an 87th-minute consolation, neatly turning home a Kemar Roofe corner.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
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6 Stevenage 46 72
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17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
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20 Carlisle United 46 50
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22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39