Crawley Town made it two home league wins on the bounce as they eased past in-form Mansfield 2-0.

An abysmal first half saw chances few and far between, but Reds came out a different side after the first 45.

CJ Hamilton rounded Reds keeper Glenn Morris in the 3rd minute but a tame effort was cleared off the line by Josh Yorwerth.

Crawley centre-back Mark Connolly was taken off at half-time injured, and replaced by Joe McNerney, who headed in to put his side ahead.

A teasing inswinger from Jordan Roberts from the right was met by McNerney in the 63rd minute, and he found the back of the net for the first time this season.

Reds defence was rarely tested, but did not lose concentration and kept their opposition at bay.

Captain Jimmy Smith, making his first appearance since he picked up an injury against Forest Green Rovers last month, played the full 90 alongside Josh Payne.

Ibrahim Meite replaced Enzio Boldewijn in the 87th minute and was straight into action as he rounded the ball past Stags' keeper Conrad Logan and finished the visitors off in the 91st minute.

The win keeps Reds in 17th place in League Two, while Mansfield move out of the play-off positions.