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Mansfield 3-0 Ebbsfleet

Rob Duffy
Duffy set Mansfield on their way to a fourth league win in five games

Mansfield Town secured their fourth win in five games thanks to a gritty display against struggling Ebbsfleet.

Darius Charles, Ishmael Welsh and Magno Vieira all went close for the visitors in a closely fought opening half-hour.

But the Stags took the lead when Craig Armstrong's cross found Rob Duffy who showed good control and slotted home.

A low strike by the impressive Louis Briscoe made it 2-0 after the break as the home side started to get on top and Jake Speight's header made it 3-0.


Mansfield: Marriott, Armstrong, Jones, Garner, Silk, Williams (Istead 86), Nix, Somner, Briscoe (Speight 60), Perry, Duffy (Clare 68).
Subs Not Used: Sandercombe, Graham.

Booked: Garner, Clare.

Goals: Duffy 30, Briscoe 53, Speight 66.

Ebbsfleet United: Cronin, Collins, Crooks, Charles, Salmon (Forshaw 80), Welsh (Ginty 75), Heeroo, Shulton, West (Wills 34), Vieira, Thomas.

Subs Not Used: Lamprell, Pooley.

Booked: Heeroo.

Att: 3,269

Ref: D Mohareb (Cheshire).



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