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Mansfield Town 2-2 Northampton Town

Matt Green leaps to head Mansfield Town's second goal against Northampton
Matt Green's first-half double took his season tally to 14

Leaders Northampton stretched their unbeaten League Two run to 17 games as they hit back to deny 10-man Mansfield.

Two Matt Green headers, from free-kicks by Mal Benning and Chris Clements, put the Stags in control, but the game turned when the hosts had Jamie McGuire sent off in first-half injury-time.

Substitute Ricky Holmes scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 after James Collins went down in the box.

And a close-range John Marquis strike following a corner earned a point.

Northampton, who remain 13 points clear at the top of the table following Oxford's draw with Cambridge, could have won it late on but substitute Sam Hoskins shot over when well placed.

The Stags move up a place to 13th, but are eight points off the play-off spots with seven games to play.

Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder's Northampton side have not lost in the league since a 2-1 defeat against Portsmouth on 19 December

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 24McGuireBooked at 45mins
  • 15TafazolliBooked at 20minsSubstituted forAlfeiat 23'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 6Collins
  • 20ThomasBooked at 51mins
  • 8Clements
  • 17BlairSubstituted forChapmanat 55'minutes
  • 16DieseruvweSubstituted forRoseat 62'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 7Chapman
  • 9Beardsley
  • 12Jensen
  • 14Daniel
  • 27Alfei
  • 31Baxendale

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Diamond
  • 18McDonald
  • 16BuchananBooked at 42mins
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forHolmesat 45'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 23Rose
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forD'Athat 45'minutes
  • 27MarquisSubstituted forHoskinsat 79'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 7D'Ath
  • 8Byrom
  • 11Holmes
  • 12Lelan
  • 14Hoskins
  • 22Prosser
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,367

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 2.

Booking

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

Hand ball by James Collins (Northampton Town).

Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Booking

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces John Marquis.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 2. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross following a set piece situation.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 1. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Northampton Town. James Collins draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Mitch Rose replaces Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards.

Attempt blocked. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adam Chapman replaces Matty Blair.

Matty Blair (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Booking

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ricky Holmes replaces Jason Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Marc Richards.

Half Time

First Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 0.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

Attempt saved. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton39268571393286
2Oxford Utd402013769363373
3Plymouth392181056352171
4Accrington392010963441970
5Bristol Rovers392151361402168
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe391710124134761
8Leyton Orient391611125351259
9Carlisle38141595855357
10Wimbledon381511125547856
11Exeter391511135453156
12Cambridge391510145351255
13Mansfield391411144946353
14Luton38158155251153
15Barnet39149165157-651
16Crawley39138184360-1747
17Hartlepool37126193955-1642
18Newport391011184056-1641
19Notts County38118194766-1941
20Morecambe38117205767-1040
21Yeovil38912173650-1439
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York39610234374-3128
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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