Exeter City v Mansfield Town, 02 September 2000

Score0-0
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueSt James Park, Exeter
Attendance2,737
On the longest run in their history without a win, Mansfield can claim that the didn't have the rub of the green in this generally dour Third Division struggle. It was Stag Chris Greenacre who came closest to breaking the deadlock for a Town team who last tasted victory at Rotherham on 17 March. The ex-Manchester City striker hit the same upright twice in the last half hour. Exeter - whose most recent win dated back to 24 April - had their best opportunity in the first half. Alex Inglethorpe broke clear but, as he tried to round the keeper, Bobby Mimms called on all of his experience and managed to get his hands to the ball. New League referee Phil Prosser was a busy man. He flourished ten cards - including the two yellows that meant Grecian defender Neil Whitworth saw red. Sympathetic Town boss Billy Dearden claimed there was not a nasty tackle in the game.

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stuart Fraser
Defender Mark Burrows
Defender Chris Curran
Defender/Centre back Neil Whitworth
Midfielder Kwame Ampadu
Midfielder Alex Inglethorpe
Midfielder Andy Roscoe
Midfielder Lee Zabek
Forward Darren Roberts

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bobby Mimms
Defender Les Robinson
Defender/Centre back Jonathan Fortune
Defender/Centre back Stuart Hicks
Midfielder Mark Blake
Midfielder Darrell Clarke
Midfielder Wayne Corden
Midfielder Jamie Lomas
Midfielder Michael Sisson
Forward Shayne Bradley
Forward Chris Greenacre

Substitutions:

Jon Ashton for Mark Burrows 45
Steve Flack for Graeme Tomlinson 45
Mark Rawlinson for Kwame Ampadu 59

Substitutions:

Bobby Hassell for Michael Sisson 12
Danny Bacon for Shayne Bradley 83

Cards:

Neil Whitworth 40 Y
Kwame Ampadu 43 Y
Steve Flack 46 Y
Jon Ashton 53 Y
Chris Curran 65 Y
Neil Whitworth 67 Y
Neil Whitworth 67 R

Cards:

Wayne Corden 18 Y
Jamie Lomas 38 Y
Shayne Bradley 54 Y
Bobby Hassell 80 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Right back Jon Ashton
Midfielder Mark Rawlinson
Forward Steve Flack

On the bench:

Defender/Midfielder Bobby Hassell
Forward Danny Bacon

Comments:

This was the third 0-0 draw in the clubs' last 14 meetings. Mark Rawlinson came on to make his Grecians debut. League Position: 23rd

Comments:

Mansfield have now gone a club record 14 League games without a win. The previous record of 12 was set in 1959, 1974 and 1980. Jonathan Fortune was making his Stags debut after joining on loan from Charlton Athletic. League Position: 19th