Exodus Geohaghon's goal on the stroke of half time yesterday saw another dire game end level as Hereford arrived at the One Call Stadium.
The Bulls had lost their last three away games prior to yesterday and an scrappy opening wasn't great for either set of fans to watch.
A misplaced pass from Sutton on the half way line saw Sam Clucas intercept and charge forward, slotting into the path of Marlon Jackson who scuffed beyond Shane Redmond for a 21st minute lead.
On the stroke of half time two Adam Murray corners followed a Geohaghon throw, the second corner the platform for the goal as full debutant Nick Wright clipped back into the box for Geohaghon to nod home.
The second half was one of little chances, Hereford failed to trouble Redmond whilst his opposite number James Bittner also went untroubled.
Stags boss Paul Cox was left cursing his side's bravery yesterday as Mansfield failed to take maximum points from AFC Telford who played just under an hour with ten men.
The Stags were matched a very neat Telford side but opened the scoring on 11 minutes when Lee Beevers looping cross dropped into the back of the net following a quickly taken free kick.
The hosts were behind for just three minutes, Kieron St.Aimie was credited with the leveler despite it looking like a Ryan Tafazolli own goal, the move following an air kick from Ritchie Sutton.
The Bucks turned the game on it's head on 33 minutes with a good counter attacking move, Richard Davies bundling home a low St.Aimie Cross before Liam Chilvers received his marching orders three minutes later. The home defender brought down Speight in the box for a clear spot kick which the lively front man successful converted.
Switching to a 4-4-2 in the second half Mansfield looked lively however later efforts from Clements, Howell, Meikle and Speight were all blocked off, Telford grabbing a deserved point.
Mansfield Town responded from defeat just the way Paul Cox intended, as they grabbed a 2-0 win over Braintree.
The Stags boss made five changes from last Saturday's line up and even tweaked the formation, switching from a 4-4-2 to a 3-4-1-2 a formation which perhaps paved the way for Lee Stevenson.
The attacking midfield man repaid the managers faith, opening the scoring on 41minutes with a drilled low effort - Jake Speight sealed things five minutes from full time with a well taken clipped finish.
The Stags we're left frustrated yesterday as they literally got burnt at Ebbsfleet, falling too a 3-1 defeat with ten men.
Matt Green was strangely dismissed on half an hour before Louis Briscoe gave the Stags a half time lead from the penalty spot on 40 minutes.
Two quick goals in the second half from Nathan Elder and Phil Walsh put Ebbsfleet into a 2-1 lead before Liam Enver-Marum netted from the spot, a move which saw Ritchie Sutton booked and Paul Cox sent from the dugout, venting his frustration at referee Chris Knowles who had an awful game.
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The Stags continued to climb the table last night, jumping into 9th following a solid, comfortable and accomplished victory over injury hit Tamworth at the One Call Stadium.
Mansfield, who made no changes from Saturday's victory over Woking, endured a sluggish start but found there groove and saw several chances go astray before Matt Green opened the scoring from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time.
The Second half saw more Stags pressure and little from the visiting Lambs, especially after defender Luke Jones headed in Mansfield's second on 61 minutes from another Geohaghon throw.
The Stags responded to the bank holiday Monday defeat at Grimsby with a much improved performance to see off Woking 3-1 and the One Call Stadium this afternoon.
Skipper Adam Murray returned to the line up along with new signing Exodus Geohaghon and Louis Briscoe, The latter opening the scoring on ten minutes following the second trademark throw of the match.
Matt Rhead doubled the Stags advantage on the stroke of half time before Joe McNerney grabbed one back late on. Substitutes Nick Wright and Jake Speight then combined for the Stags third, Speight the scorer with a fine curling effort.
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