A Reggie Lambe goal had Mansfield Town 1-0 up away at 10-men Barnet this afternoon.
Lambe struck on 31 minutes after good work from Chris Clements and Matt Green to break the deadlock.
Stags’ hopes were then given a big boost on 38 minutes when Josh Clarke committed a second bookable offence.
Craig Westcarr saw a one-on-one chance saved by the keeper on 11 minutes.
But Stags did have a let-off when the ball appeared to strike Krystian Pearce’s hand in the box.