Stags were still without Martin Pemberton but were boosted by the return to fitness of Bobby Hassell who started at right back and Mark Blake who was on the bench.  This was the Stags first home game since 10th March and after last week's postponement their first fixture in 14 days.

On a heavy pitch with several sanded areas both sides struggled to gain any fluency in the strong wind that blew in favour of the visitors in the opening half.  Stags came closest to breaking the deadlock just after the ten minute mark when leading scorerGreenacre - hit post early on Chris Greenacre struck the foot of the post.  Again Greenacre was involved as Petterson pushed his 15 yard effort away.  Stags had strong penalty appeals turned down a few minutes later Greenacre was, minutes later, hauled down inside the area by Petterson - the keeper did get a hand to the ball but clearly pulled the Stags striker to the ground as he went after the rebound.  At the other end Mimms saved superbly from Hill's long range effort but that was a rare moment of nervousness for the home side as the visitors rarely crossed the Stags half way line.  

The Stags failed to create any real clear cut chances in the 2nd half and the Torquay counter attack policy nearly bore fruit on several occasions.  First Bobby Mimms was again called upon to make a fine save from Effion Williams, the keeper palming the strikers fierce drive past the post.  Then just after the 70 minute mark Stags skipper Les Robinson was in the right place at the right time to clear Habib Sissoko's goal bound effort off the line.  Perhaps the best chance of the match came when the otherwise outstanding Les Robinson misjudged a ball into the box, deciding to leave the ball, only for sub Law, who had just minutes earlier replaced Beadeau, to rush in and head over from a few yards.

Afterwards a disappointed Stags boss Bill Dearden said "We are not safe yet and the pressure seems to be getting to some of the players. The second half was our worst performance for a long time."  Stags now lie 8 points clear of bottom club Halifax with 6 games remaining.

Man of the Match:  Les Robinson

Attendance:  2, 225

Stags:  Mimms, Reddington, Robinson, Hassell, Williamson, Williams (Corden 81), Disley, Clarke, Lawrence, Greenacre, Boulding (Bradley 70).  Subs Not Used:  Pilkington, Blake, Asher

Gulls:   Petterson, Green, Holmes, Russell, Aggrey, Rees, Kell (O'Brien 90), Chalqi, Beadeau (Law 81), Hill, Williams (Sissoko 65).  Subs Not Used:  Watson, Northmore

Referee:  C Webster (Chester-le-Street)