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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12