Match gallery: Mansfield Town 4 Crawley Town 0
The Stags dominated throughout but had to wait until the 44th minute before Nathan Thomas grabbed his first Stags goal on his recall.
Any hope Crawley had of getting back into the game were gone when Mitch Rose made it 2-0 with his first goal for the club two minuets after the break and then Gwion Edwards was sent off three minutes later for his challenge on Nicky Hunt.
From then on it was just a question of how many Stags would get as two more goals arrived in as many minutes with Craig Westcarr setting up Matt Green on 71 minutes before Green returned the compliment seconds later.
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