For the second time in two weeks an ex Stags player scored against them. This time it was Jeff Hammond in the 90th minute whose strike was the match winner.
The game itself had been an evenly fought contest with Redbridge having slightly more of the play and more of the chances in the first half.
The first real chance fell to the Stags when a neat through ball from the centre was cut out by Jack Wignall, however in doing so he also cut out Tucker in the Redbridge goal but Hignall was awake enough to recover and scoop the ball off the visitors? goal line.
Redbridge turned defence into attack and Hammond almost headed home from a left wing cross.
The game then settled down with Redbridge having marginally the better of the exchanges. The main danger coming from Butterworth who was often free on the left but his team could not get the ball to him.
Carl Bruce was the next of the visitors to finish a good move badly when he shot across the face of the home goal when it was easier to score. This sparked the Stags into life and a great move involving Akande and Ashman on the right ended with Akande shooting just wide from a position just inside Redbridge?s penalty area.
Motormen Steve Butterworth, Carl Bruce and Leon Antoine all had good chances to score but failed to make Jason Willis make a save. Redbridge?s defence and midfield remained dominant in this period, their height and strength being an added bonus.
The second half swung the Stags? way as they moved forward and controlled the midfield, however, they could not find a forward to have a proper shot on goal. After one shot from Redbridge, the Stags took charge of the midfield and began to make their footballing skills look good but fancy footwork became their undoing: they lacked that final punch up front which would make the build up play, pay off.
On 90 minutes Kasey Ashman?s short pass found Motorman Aaron Gayle he raced to the edge of the Stags? area and found the unmarked Hammond who stroked home the well worked but simple goal.