Mansfield Town player ratings: How did YOU rate Stags players in Southend United defeat?

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Mansfield Town were beaten 2-0 at Southend United yesterday despite an improved performance.

The performance was a major improvement from the 4-1 home defeat to York City and left boss Adam Murray content.

Here’s how our Mansfield Town blogger Sam Binch rated the players.

Starting eleven

Pidgeley: 6 - Made a couple of decent saves, but at fault for the second goal. A couple of poor kicks and punched one cross which he should have caught.

Beevers: 6 - Lost his man for the first goal and a few poor crosses when in good positions.

Sutton: 7 - Did not put a foot wrong. Solid game. My MOTM.

Riley: 7 - Dealt with Corr pretty well in the air, much improved from recent weeks.

Elder: 6.5 - Defended well, but a few poor deliveries from good positions.

Ravenhill: 6.5 - Did ok, broke up play well on a few occasions.

Hawkridge: 7 - Good set piece deliveries and generally good in possession. Would like to see him be a bit braver when one on one with full-back.

Clements: 6 - At fault for the first goal. Shame really as that a side it was his best game in a while.

Heslop: 6 - Runs around a lot but rarely involved.

Lambe: 6 - Poor game. Had relatives/friends in the crowd. Perhaps tried to hard to impress.

Oliver: 6 - Very little service. One infuriating run where he went offside. Missed a good chance in the first, unlucky with a header in the second.

Subs

Bingham (Heslop 60): 6.5 - Very lively when he came on but missed a few chances. Did not deserve to be dropped and should start on Monday.

Rhead (Oliver 73): 7 - Played very well, two great flick ons and won a few knock downs from corners. Deserves a start.

Tafazolli (Beevers 90): Think he touched the ball once. No rating.