A man of the match performance from Anthony Howell helped Stags on their way to a five star performance against play-off chasing Dartford at the One Call Stadium.
It was yet another classic tale of 'A game of two half's' for Mansfield who, despite being one up at the break, were poor in the first half and were stretched by Dartford from start to finish.
Paul Cox introduced Louis Briscoe at the break and it proved to be a substitution that changed the game, the wide-mans muscle allowed Stags to move forward and Howell and Co to come into the match.
Adam Murray gave Stags the lead on five minutes after he thundered in from 25 yards, midfield partner Anthony Howell doubling the lead on 54 minutes, firing in from debutant Jame Jennings' deep free kick.
Luke Jones then acutely nodded in the third nine minutes later following Junior Daniel's deep assist before Matt Green converted from Briscoe's assist with eleven minutes remaining before Lee Stevenson completed the rout from the penalty spot on 84 minutes after he was felled by Tom Bonner.
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