Coalville were on the front foot from the 1st minute with AFC Mansfield playing deeper than normal and allowing the home side plenty of possession in their own half and just inside their opponents. But after that space to play in was at a premium with the visitors making it difficult for Coalville to play their normal quick passing game.
A Ryan Williams curling effort went close and Matty Plummer saw his effort turned around the post for a corner. Fearon then thought he had broken the deadlock just before half time but his goal ruled out for offside. The 1st half ended with the home side have the lion’s share of possession but the visitors with probably the better chances.
This obviously handed the advantage to AFC Mansfield and in the 78th minute a superb delivery from Ryan Williams was met by the head of Gary Bradshaw and Bowles turned the ball over the bar one handed.
The goal came on 83 minutes, Glyn Cotton lifting the ball over 2 defenders for Bradshaw to fire home on the volley past Bowles to cue wild celebrations from the visitors bench. Coalville were reduced to 9 men when Danny Janno said a little too much to the referee regarding the goal.
Coalville Town: Bowles (C), Dean, Torr, Jenno, McAteer (Raven 87), Walshe, Woodward (Adams 60), Towers, Troke (Holmes 70), Watson, Munn. Subs not used: Coton, Dennis & Freeman.
AFC Mansfield: White, Plummer, Dudley, Allot (Madin 78)t, Timons (C), D’Laryea, Williams (Annablr 90 +3), Cotton, Fearon, Bradshaw, Ghaichem (Naylor 84). Subs not used: Chadburn, Wright, Karkach & Wilson.
Referee: Mr Aaron Bannister
Assistants: Mr Ricky Taylor & Mr Michael Trevethan