Mansfield Town's winner.

Mansfield Town player ratings in win over Forest Green Rovers

Mansfield Town wiped away the misery of two successive defeats to beat promotion rivals Forest Green Rovers 1-0 and strengthen hopes of a top three finish on Saturday.

Tyler Walker's header that flew in off Joseph Mills secured the three points before Walker was shown a late red card to blot his copybook. Here are Chad sports editor John Lomas' ratings out of 10 for the Stags players on the day.

With his defence again in fine form, Smith had few saves to make, though did well to deny Junior Mondal at his near post in the first half. Otherwise solid and reliable throughout.

1. JORDAN SMITH 7

With his defence again in fine form, Smith had few saves to make, though did well to deny Junior Mondal at his near post in the first half. Otherwise solid and reliable throughout.
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One of his best games in a Stags shirt, and that after a booking on 29 minutes. He brilliantly denied George Williams by throwing his body in front of his shot. Edged Man of the Match for me.

2. MATT PRESTON 8

One of his best games in a Stags shirt, and that after a booking on 29 minutes. He brilliantly denied George Williams by throwing his body in front of his shot. Edged Man of the Match for me.
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The Chief was rock solid as usual all afternoon.

3. KRYSTIAN PEARCE 7

The Chief was rock solid as usual all afternoon.
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Comfortably switched from wing back to centre half for the afternoon and made a brilliant saving tackle when George Williams got into the box.

4. MAL BENNING 8

Comfortably switched from wing back to centre half for the afternoon and made a brilliant saving tackle when George Williams got into the box.
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