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Sky Bet League 2

The Victoria Ground (ATT 2,976) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Mansfield Town Mansfield

Hartlepool 2

M Harewood (28)
L James (53)

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Mansfield 4

J Jennings (20, 72)
M Rhead (80)
J McGuire (90+2)

Pools sunk by late Stags brace

Last Updated: 25/03/14 11:45pm

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James Jennings: At the double

James Jennings: At the double

Mansfield scored twice in the last 10 minutes to earn their first away win since January 4 as they triumphed 4-2 at Hartlepool.

The Stags have tumbled down the table of late, but late goals from Matt Rhead and Jamie McGuire eased relegation fears with a strong and determined away performance.

They took the lead on 20 minutes, James Jennings turning in from close range after Rhead miskicked his shot in the penalty area.

Pools levelled eight minutes later when Jack Barmby's shot deflected into the part of Marlon Harewood, who netted his third goal in as many home games.

He wasted the chance to make it four when his penalty on the stroke of half-time was saved by Stags goalkeeper Alan Marriott.

But the hosts eventually went ahead seven minutes after the break as Luke James was played in behind the defence to fire in his 15th goal of the season.

A triple substitution seemed to knock Pools out of their stride, though, and Jennings levelled on 72 minutes. He slipped as he took a free-kick out on the right flank and the ball curled high over keeper Scott Flinders and into the net.

Rhead put Mansfield ahead with 10 minutes to go, angling in a header from a deep Lee Beevers cross. And in stoppage time, McGuire completed a good night for the visitors, finishing low after being put clean through.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39