Match analysis: Portsmouth 0 Mansfield Town 0

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Mansfield Town put in a battling display to secure a well-deserved 0-0 draw against Portsmouth.

It was second against fourth in the game of the day in League Two as Mansfield produced a very solid display to earn a valuable point.

Portsmouth had more of the possession but a superb display in particular from the Stags defence restricted the home side to only a few clearcut chances.

Lee Collins and Ryan Tafazolli were excellent at the heart of the Stags defence, and one challenge by Collins on Stevens just as Stevens was about to shoot was quite outstanding.

Nicky Hunt and Blair Adams also produced very fine displays either side of the central defenders, with Hunt producing one fine block and Adams clearing off the line from a shot from Chaplin which was about as close as Portsmouth came.

Behind the back four, Brian Jensen made one very good save, tipping over a shot from Davies, but he only had one other save to make which was a shot from Stevens that was straight at him.

Once again Mansfield demonstrated that they are extremely hard to beat and the accolade of conceding the equal fewest number of goals in League Two this season is well-earned.

In truth Mansfield created little in terms of goalscoring opportunities today but the midfield and forward line worked extremely hard to keep hold of the ball.

The Stags are now just a point behind the automatic promotion places, though drop one place to fifth.