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Mansfield 1 – 0 Tranmere

Mansfield picked up their first points of the season after a 1-0 win over Tranmere in League One as Riley Harbottle’s second-half header proved to be the difference in a game of a few clean chances.

Rovers came close to opening the scoring after 30 minutes through Kane Hemmings, before John-Joe O’Toole had a clear shot down the line.

Paul Lewis missed a great chance to equalize when he scuffed a straight shot on the keeper in the closing stages.

Tranmere had penalty cries early on when Elliott Nevitt fell under pressure.

Hiram Boateng had a shot saved after 11 minutes before Reece McAlear broke through.

Christy Pym saved from Hemmings after a poor pass back with 30 minutes past.

O’Toole had an attempt cleared from the line by Hemmings five minutes before the break.

Mansfield broke the deadlock when Harbottle headed home from Boateng’s 60th-minute corner.

Pym made a good fingertip save to prevent Ethan Bristow’s header.

Lewis found space but was only able to fire Pym obediently with five minutes to go.

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