Newport County 2-3 Mansfield: Match Report

06 August 2016 05:34

Kevan Hurst's stoppage-time strike hands Mansfield victory

Kevan Hurst scored a stunning injury-time winner to give Mansfield Town a 3-2 Sky Bet League Two victory at Newport County.

Former County striker Matt Green had given the visitors an early lead before Newport's new signing Jack Compton levelled with a free-kick.

Danny Rose put the Stags ahead midway through the second half before Joss Labadie got another equaliser with 12 minutes to go.

But three minutes into stoppage time Hurst curled a superb effort into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Mansfield had taken the lead after 12 minutes when Green headed home from six yards.

Compton brought the home side level with a superb free-kick from 25 yards after 18 minutes.

Rose thought he had grabbed Mansfield's winner after 66 minutes with a low finish into the bottom corner after some impressive footwork only for Labadie to get his first goal for his new club with a close-range finish.

But there was to be more late drama as Hurst secured all three points for the visitors in stoppage time.


Source: PA


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