Aaron Lewis scored a spectacular 40-yard volley to maintain Mansfield’s unbeaten start to the League Two campaign with a 3-0 win over Accrington.
Lewis got the ball straight from a Toby Savin clearance on 75 minutes and hit it first time into the far corner of the net to complete the scoring as the Stags moved up to third place in the league.
Mansfield had two shots on target in the first half and took them both.
They opened the scoring after 29 minutes when James Gale’s ball into the box was chested down by Davis Keillor-Dunn and his superb overhead kick found the top of the net.
It was two on 36 minutes when Keillor-Dunn turned provider, his low cross being fired home by George Maris from eight yards.
Stanley’s Jack Nolan had a long-range strike saved by Christy Pym in added time in the first half while, just after the re-start, Savin denied Maris a second.
It was action-packed with Pym pushing out a fierce Josh Andrews strike and Nolan could only put the follow-up over the bar while substitute Hiram Boateng fired narrowly wide for the Stags.
Then came the Lewis wonder goal to seal three points for Mansfield.