Barrow v Mansfield Town: Match Report

Another poor performance sees the Stags lose for a second consecutive match. This time at the Progression Solicitors Stadium against Barrow with the Bluebirds beating ten-man Mansfield 2-0.

The first-half was very boring with not many chances from either side as the two sides looked to have settled for a 0-0 draw at that point in time.

Harry Charsley could have created the first chance of the half. Jordan Bowery swung in a delightful cross which evaded the Mansfield number seven as it only needed a touch and could have troubled Barrow goalkeeper, Joel Dixon.

Scott Quigley had the most notable chances of the first-half for the hosts. Jamie Devitt’s free-kick was stabbed over the bar from the forward as the deadlock was yet to be broken.

Ollie Clarke was able to arrive on the end of a Mal Benning cross but the midfielder’s effort soared over the bar as the score remained 0-0 heading into the half-time interval

Half-Time Barrow 0-0 Mansfield Town

In the second-half, Charsley forced Dixon to tip his powerful left-footed shot over the bar as the Stags looked to find a way through and gain the upperhand on the match.

Kgosi Ntlhe looked to have a go from outside the box. The defender smashed his effort well over the bar as the score remained goalless for even longer.

One minute later, Ryan Sweeney was shown a second yellow card and was subsequently sent off with the Stags down to ten men for the last 25 minutes.

Kellan Gordon was able to have a go with his effort taking a deflection which sent the shot narrowly wide of the target as the amber and blues continued their quest in finding a goal.

Those hopes were dashed as a three minute brace from Patrick Brough saw the Bluebirds take all three points away from the encounter. This was another disappointing result for the Stags as they seem to slowly fall closer and closer to the bottom of the League Two table

Full-Time: Barrow 2-0 Mansfield Town

Man of the Match: Patrick Brough

The midfielder was able to take his chances well and opened the scoring for his side in the 74th minute of the match as Barrow searched for a second after that strike.

Brough gave the hosts the second three minutes later after his double cemented a valuable three points for the Bluebirds as they look to escape relegation this season.

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