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One Call Stadium (ATT 3,292) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Mansfield Mansfield Town vs AFC Wimbledon AFC W'don

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Stags leapfrog Dons with win

Last Updated: 29/03/14 7:47pm

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Adam Murray: Scored the winning goal

Adam Murray: Scored the winning goal

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

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.

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