League Two
Cheltenham1Mansfield1

Cheltenham Town 1-1 Mansfield Town

Billy Kee
Billy Kee is on loan at Mansfield from Scunthorpe United

Mansfield 's Billy Kee came off the bench to deny Cheltenham a vital win in their bid to avoid the drop.

Scunthorpe loanee Kee smashed home Reggie Lambe's cross to round off a move instigated by Chris Clements.

Wes Burns had put the hosts ahead early in the second half when he shot home on the turn from Mathieu Manset's flick.

In the first half, Junior Brown's header hit the bar and Clements rattled a post, while the Robins' Troy Brown was denied by Lenny Pidgeley.

The point was enough to move the Robins out of the relegation places in League Two, while Mansfield dropped two places to 19th, despite widening the gap to the bottom two to eight points.

Cheltenham Town caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We probably see it as two points lost, because we were ahead and lost the momentum in the game.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Russell Milton

"Seeing everyone's lost around you and you've moved out (of the relegation zone) puts a bit of a brighter spark on things really.

"I felt our wide players were probably being a little bit too honest and came back a bit too far and then couldn't get pressure on their full-backs.

"When teams have their 10 or 15 minutes (on top) we've got to make sure we shut up shop and it's something we've got to keep looking at."

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Murray on Cheltenham v Mansfield

"On the balance of things, it's a massive point for us. We've ground out another result and I think it was a fair point for both teams.

"I'm unwilling to say anything on turning corners, because the season has been so up and down. We've improved, but there's still a lot of work to do and we want to put more points on the board.

"If we're in the Football League at the end of the season, then I will relax."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Taylor
  • 5Brown
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 24SparrowBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWynterat 83'minutes
  • 6Mills
  • 8Richards
  • 10BurnsSubstituted forRichardsat 82'minutes
  • 39MansetSubstituted forHarradat 67'minutes
  • 9Haynes

Substitutes

  • 12Gould
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 18Richards
  • 20Wynter
  • 25Berry
  • 29Harrad

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 18Beevers
  • 3Riley
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 26Elder
  • 17Lambe
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forKeeat 53'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 24BrownSubstituted forMonakanaat 65'minutes
  • 25Oliver

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 7Monakana
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 20Thomas
  • 29Kee
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,597

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town).

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Wynter replaces Matt Sparrow.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Eliot Richards replaces Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Callum Elder.

Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 1. Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Shaun Harrad replaces Mathieu Manset.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Junior Brown.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Sparrow (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
View full League Two table

Top Stories