Prior to Hearn's half-time introduction, a close-range Hamza Bencherif header had levelled an earlier Fergus Bell strike, but it was the former Grimsby striker's late brace that settled the outcome; his first coming in the 70th minute and his second six minutes later
Imps: Farman, Caprice, Newton, Brown, Diagne, Mendy, Bencherif, Tomlinson, Ledsham (Everington 72), Kabba (Robinson 45), Burrow. Subs not used: Chambers, Simmons, Jordan.
Stags: Studer, Sutton, Dempster, Tafazolli, Bell (Taylor 60), Heslop, Murray, Bell (Clements 66), Palmer (Hearn 45), Fisher (Rhead 60), Beevers (Marsden 60) Subs not used: McGuire, Clements, Thomas, Riley, Griffith.
Attendance: 924 (181 visiting supporters)