Mansfield took the lead before the first half in the England League Two game against Newport County on Saturday. In the second half, Newport Co’s efforts bore no fruit and the game finished 2-1 (2-1) to the home side.

Mansfield scored the first goal when George Maris scored after 7 minutes, making it 0-1.

Newport County equalised to 1-1 early in the match when Robbie Willmott made his mark as he scored in the 9th minute.

Mansfield took the lead just before the half-time whistle as Ollie Clarke scored. The teams were unable to score in the second half and the game ended with a 2-1 win for Mansfield.

Newport Co will play against Tranmere on Saturday. Mansfield will face Colchester on Tuesday.