SLIDESHOW: Stags taste home victory at long last

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MTFC v Southend
It’s been a long time coming but on Saturday Mansfield Town finally tasted victory on home soil as they saw off high-flying Southend United 2-1 in dreadful, windy conditions.

Sam Clucas and James Jennings scored in each half before the visitors grabbed a late consolation.

It was sweet revenge for a 3-0 hiding at Southend earlier in the season, a game that saw three red cards, Conor Clifford sent off in both games, on Saturday seeing red after 80 minutes for a challenge on Matt Rhead.

It was Stags’ first home win in 12 games, the last being against Northampton on 21st September, 20 weeks before.

Pictures by Lizzie Lathrop.