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CJ Hamilton celebrates putting Mansfield 2-0 up against Notts County

Two goals from CJ Hamilton saw Mansfield take victory in the Nottinghamshire derby against Notts County.

The Stags are now unbeaten in 13 league games – their best run for 42 years – and took advantage of the early kick-off to solidify their place in the top three.

Defeat for Notts County leaves them inside the League Two relegation places and without a win in nine games.

Hamilton took his tally of league goals to four for this season with a goal in either half to make a miserable first league game in charge for new Notts boss Neal Ardley.

A scrappy, but exciting first half saw chances at both ends.

Tyler Walker fired wide from a great position and Neal Bishop was denied by Ross Fitzsimons’ legs after being sent clear by a fantastic pass by Jacob Mellis.

At the other end, home keeper Bobby Olejnik twice denied ex-Stag Nathan Thomas and also saved from Will Patching.

But the deadlock was broken on 37 minutes as Mal Benning hoisted the ball to the far post from the left and Hamilton turned it home.

Hamilton then rattled the Notts crossbar as Stags began the second half on the front foot before he doubled the lead on 63 minutes, making the space to fire home low from 10 yards after Mellis had fed him from the right.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Sweeney
  • 2White
  • 6BishopSubstituted forAtkinsonat 90+2’minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20ElsnikBooked at 62minsSubstituted forKhanat 81’minutes
  • 8MellisBooked at 73mins
  • 3Benning
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forRoseat 86’minutes
  • 22Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 9Davies
  • 10Khan
  • 11Atkinson
  • 26Law
  • 29Graham
  • 32Rose

Notts County

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 26TurleyBooked at 32mins
  • 16BrisleySubstituted forCrawfordat 58’minutes
  • 19Ward
  • 23Jones
  • 4HewittBooked at 76mins
  • 8Vaughan
  • 24Milsom
  • 10Thomas
  • 30SteadSubstituted forDennisat 80’minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 20PatchingSubstituted forHemmingsat 59’minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Duffy
  • 9Dennis
  • 13Pindroch
  • 15Hemmings
  • 22Crawford
  • 25Evina
  • 34Campbell
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:6,604

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Notts County 0.

Booking

Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town).

Kane Hemmings (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Crawford (Notts County).

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Neal Bishop because of an injury.

Delay in match Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Booking

Kristian Dennis (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bobby Olejnik (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Tyler Walker.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Kristian Dennis (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Otis Khan replaces Timi Max Elsnik.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kristian Dennis replaces Jon Stead.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Vaughan (Notts County).

Booking

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thomas (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Bobby Olejnik.

Attempt saved. Elliott Ward (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Hayden White.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Notts County 0. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Mellis.

Booking

Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town).

David Vaughan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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