Stevenage 1-2 Mansfield Town: Player Ratings as the Stags emerge victorious
By Layth Yousif
13th Nov 2021 | Football
LEAGUE TWO: Mansfield Town beat Stevenage 2-1 at the Lamex on Saturday afternoon as Boro's poor league run continues.
John-Joe O'Toole put the Stags 1-0 ahead in the 18th minute, after Boro hit the woodwork through Jamie Reid in the opening stages.
Agonisingly for home fans, Reid's shot hit the inside of the post, but refused to cross the line.
In a crucial match for beleagured Boro boss Alex Revell, the home side equalised through experienced centre-back Scott Cuthbert nine minutes after the interval. The defensive warrior making no mistake by emphatically heading home past Stags keeper Nathan Bishop to make the score 1-1.
Despite wild celebrations at the leveller, Revell's side fell behind ten minutes later, when Stags' substitute Ryan Stirk fired past Adam Smith to seal the points.
Nigel Clough's side's hard-fought victory - their first away from home this season - puts further pressure on Stevenage manager Revell, after losing this crucial six-pointer, with his side remaining in 21st place.
Read our Nub New PLAYER RATINGS
Stevenage return to the Lamex for an FA Cup replay on Tuesday against MK Dons and will be hoping to reach the second round and a televised tie against Yeovil.
Adam Smith: 6- Good kicking, assured goalkeeping
Luther James-Wildin: 5.5- Some great challenges in advanced positions, struggled with his end product
Terrence Vancooten: 5.5- Some nervy moments on the ball, a mistake nearly resulted in Mansfield going 2-0 up, hasn't looked his usual self of late
Scott Cuthbert: 6- Great header for his goal, exemplary leadership, alert to danger
Max Melbourne: 6- Good feet in tight areas, some nervy moments defensively but also promising moments in the attacking third
Jake Reeves: 5- Brilliant balls into the strikers and wingbacks, looked to create with little reward
Jake Taylor: 5.5- Tenacious, solid in the challenge, looked isolated in the centre
Brad Barry: 5- Good balls into the box, up and down the line all game
Arthur Read: 6.5- Energetic in the middle, looked to play at every opportunity, some sights of goal which were unlucky not to nestle in the top corner
Elliot List: 6- Lively, electric, unlucky with a few moments, looked to create and bring others into the game
Jamie Reid: 5.5- Nearly scored against his old side twice, some bright moments but was nullified by O'Toole
Norris: 5.5Lines: 5 Mansfield: Bishop: 6.5- Looked unnerved at times, solid hands to hold crosses and shots at goal Hewitt: 6- Used his experience and know how to push his team forward, defensively astute O'Toole: 6.5- Brilliant header to open the scoring, strong defensively Hawkins: 6- Assured and solid defending, won every header McLaughlin: 6.5- Used his experience to good effect Maris: 5.5- Unlucky with his deflected effort, subbed with little impact on the game Clarke: 6- Didn't contribute much in the final third and looked lazy at times Lapslie: 5.5- Not much impact, subbed off with a shoulder injury early in the second half Charlsey: 5- Struggled to make an impact, some half chances which he did not take Quinn: 5- A few maybe moments but no clear-cut chances to score Oates: 6.5- Missed a great chance in the first half, looked energetic Substitutions: Stirk: 6.5
Sinclair: 6Rawson: 5.5