2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Reuben Reid (54')
  • Dayle Grubb (78')
  • Krystian Pearce (84')

First win continues to elude Flitcroft as Mansfield suffer to Forest Green

Mansfield are still searching for their first win under new boss David Flitcroft as their play-off hopes took a dive with a 2-0 defeat at struggling Forest Green.
Goals after the break for Reuben Reid and Dayle Grubb boosted Forest Green's survival hopes as the Stags finished with 10 men following a second booking for captain Krystian Pearce.
The Stags were dealt a blow from the kick-off, top scorer Danny Rose taking a knock to the ankle inside 20 seconds after a coming together with Rovers' Isaiah Osbourne.
Grubb then clipped the top of the bar for Rovers in a turgid first half.
The stalemate was broken after 55 minutes when Pearce scuffed a clearance for Reid to fizz in his 13th goal of the season.
Grubb wrapped it up for Rovers after 77 minutes, arrowing in from just inside the box for his 21st goal of the campaign and his fourth for Rovers since arriving in January.
Pearce saw red seven minutes from time for Mansfield, who drop two places to seventh while Rovers are now nine points clear of the bottom two.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 18 +20 40
2 Northampton Town 19 +10 34
3 Exeter City 19 +10 33
4 Swindon Town 18 +10 33
5 Port Vale 19 +12 32
6 Sutton United 19 +6 32
7 Harrogate Town 19 +9 30
8 Leyton Orient 19 +15 28
9 Newport County 19 +7 28
10 Tranmere Rovers 18 +1 26
11 Salford City 19 +3 24
12 Bradford City 19 +2 24
13 Rochdale 19 0 24
14 Walsall 19 -2 24
15 Mansfield Town 19 -4 23
16 Bristol Rovers 19 -7 23
17 Hartlepool United 19 -10 23
18 Colchester United 18 -6 21
19 Crawley Town 18 -8 21
20 Barrow 19 -4 19
21 Stevenage 18 -15 18
22 Carlisle United 19 -15 16
23 Oldham Athletic 19 -14 15
24 Scunthorpe United 19 -20 14