VIDEO: OPINION: Mansfield Town’s response to first league defeat of year will be crucial

Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Swindon Town v Mansfield Town; 10/2/18  KO 15.00; The Energy Check County Ground; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Mansfield's Danny Rose volleys over
Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Swindon Town v Mansfield Town; 10/2/18 KO 15.00; The Energy Check County Ground; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Mansfield's Danny Rose volleys over

It had to happen, sooner or later — and it did.

Mansfield Town have lost a League Two match, halting, for now, their impressive charge into the play-off zone and towards the top three.