Mansfield get back on track with victory over Stevenage
Mansfield Town pushed themselves back into the Sky Bet League Two play-off reckoning with a 2-1 win over struggling Stevenage.
Goals from Chris Clements and debutant James Baxendale capped a fine win to end a run of four without a victory for Mansfield, with Armand Gnanduillet scoring a late consolation for Stevenage.
Stags took the lead on 42 minutes when Clements curled a free-kick home from the edge of the box.
It capped a good first half for Stags which saw Clements and Westcarr go close.
Stevenage's best chance of the half came when Michael Tonge hit the post with a curling effort from 20 yards.
And the experienced midfielder wasted a good opportunity to level when he headed Rohdell Gordon's corner wide on the hour mark.
Chris Day kept the visitors in it a minute later when he blocked Craig Westcarr's strike with his legs.
But there was nothing the Stevenage goalkeeper could do when Baxendale fired a perfectly placed effort past him from 20 yards after 65 minutes.
Gnanduillet provided some cheer for the visitors from eight yards with the last kick of the game in stoppage time.