Mansfield Town made just one change as they tried to end a run of six games without a win at in-form Hartlepool United today with Adam Chapman replacing the suspended Jamie McGuire in midfield.
Stags were looking to close the eight-point gap to the play-off places against a Pools side unbeaten in six who had not conceded for the last four games.
Hartlepool were unchanged for a fifth successive game which meant ex-Stag Nathan Thomas started the game, a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ between the clubs evaporating with a change of manager at Victoria Park.
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HARTLEPOOL: Carson, Magnay, Bates, Jackson, Carroll, Featherstone, Hawkins, Gray, James, Paynter, Thomas. Subs: Bartlett, Richards, R Jones, Woods, Walker, Oates, Bingham.
STAGS: Shearer, Collins, Pearce, Tafazolli, Benning, Chapman, Blair, Clements, Thomas, Dieseruvwe, Green. Subs: Jensen, Rose, Baxendale, Alfei, Daniel Beardsley, Lambe.
REFEREE: Graham Salisbury of Lancashire.
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