Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Mansfield picked up their first points of the season following a battling 1-0 win over Tranmere in League Two as Riley Harbottle's second-half header proved to be the difference in a game of few clear-cut chances.
Rovers came close to opening the scoring after 30 minutes through Kane Hemmings, before John-Joe O'Toole had a shot cleared off the line.
Paul Lewis missed a great chance to equalise when he scuffed a shot straight at the keeper in the closing stages.
Tranmere had early penalty shouts waved away when Elliott Nevitt went down under pressure.
Hiram Boateng had a shot saved after 11 minutes before Reece McAlear drilled over.
Christy Pym saved from Hemmings following a poor back-pass with 30 minutes gone.
O'Toole had an attempt cleared off the line by Hemmings five minutes before the break.
Mansfield broke the deadlock when Harbottle headed home following Boateng's 60th-minute corner.
Pym made a good fingertip save to keep out Ethan Bristow's header.
Lewis found space but could only fire tamely at Pym with five minutes to go.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 12HawkinsBooked at 64minsSubstituted forHewittat 78'minutes
- 44BoatengSubstituted forLapslieat 84'minutes
- 10MarisSubstituted forHartiganat 90+2'minutes
- 16QuinnBooked at 64minsSubstituted forO Clarkeat 84'minutes
- 18OatesSubstituted forSwanat 90+1'minutes
- 8O Clarke
- 8McAlearSubstituted forNolanat 80'minutes
- 10HemmingsBooked at 41mins
- Seb Stockbridge
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Offside, Mansfield Town. George Lapslie tries a through ball, but Will Swan is caught offside.
Offside, Mansfield Town. Will Swan tries a through ball, but Anthony Hartigan is caught offside.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ross Doohan.
Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by George Lapslie with a cross.
Foul by Ollie Clarke (Mansfield Town).
Lee O'Connor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Luke Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Anthony Hartigan replaces George Maris.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Swan replaces Rhys Oates.
Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Elliott Nevitt.
Ollie Clarke (Mansfield Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.
Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Bowery.
George Lapslie (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ethan Bristow (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt saved. Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Dacres-Cogley.
Foul by George Lapslie (Mansfield Town).
Lee O'Connor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. George Lapslie replaces Hiram Boateng.