Apr 12, 2014 at 3.07pm UK
MansfieldMansfield Town
Riley (72'), Rhead (87'), Tafazolli (90')
Tafazolli (14')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Lancashire (27'), Done (40'), Hogan (52'), Cavanagh (61'), Donnelly (90')

Result: Mansfield Town sweep aside Rochdale

Mansfield Town dent Rochdale's automatic promotion hopes with a 3-1 win.

Mansfield Town produced an impressive second-half display to comfortably beat League Two promotion-chasers Rochdale.

The Stags were under pressure for much of the first half as Scott Hogan, Matthew Lund, Peter Cavanagh and Peter Vincenti all had opportunities for the visitors, with on-loan keeper Lewis Price on hand to repel the Dale front line.

The Crystal Palace shot-stopper, who was drafted into the Mansfield starting lineup after injuries ruled out their first and second-choice keepers, was equal to Lund's effort on the stroke of half-time as his shot seemed destined for the top corner.

After the interval, the hosts looked the likelier to score and finally broke the deadlock when a Chris Clements corner reached Martin Riley, who netted his first goal in 62 games for the club.

With minutes remaining, the Stags doubled their lead when James Jennings found Matt Rhead, who tucked the ball beyond Josh Lillis.

Rochdale's misery was compounded in stoppage time when Ryan Tafazolli bagged a third goal.

The result means Scunthorpe now take top spot after a draw at home to Bury, but Dale remain well in the hunt for automatic promotion.

Goalkeeper Lewis Price of Crystal Palace during the npower Championship match between Crystal Palace and Cardiff City at Selhurst Park on April 28, 2012
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Rochdale held by Mansfield
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Luton TownLuton28176563273657
2Notts County291410549321752
3Accrington StanleyAccrington27154847321549
4Wycombe WanderersWycombe28147752381449
5Exeter CityExeter2715393833548
6Coventry CityCoventry28145931201147
7Lincoln City291210740291146
8Mansfield TownMansfield28111254031945
9Newport CountyNewport2812973932745
10Swindon TownSwindon27142114037344
11Colchester UnitedColchester2911993835342
12Carlisle UnitedCarlisle28108103837138
13Cambridge UnitedCambridge28108102736-938
14Crawley TownCrawley28106122833-536
16Cheltenham TownCheltenham2998123943-435
17Grimsby Town2998122839-1135
18Port Vale2995153239-732
20Crewe AlexandraCrewe2892173145-1429
21Yeovil TownYeovil2877143850-1228
23Forest Green RoversForest Green2875163150-1926
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account