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Notts County 0-0 Mansfield Town

Notts County goalkeeper Adam Collin makes a save against Mansfield Town
Notts County goalkeeper Adam Collin crucially denied Ben Whiteman in the first half, helping ensure the Magpies kept their first clean sheet in 11 games in all competitions

Kevin Nolan marked his first game in charge of Notts County by halting their 10-game losing league run as his side held local rivals Mansfield to a goalless draw at Meadow Lane.

The Magpies had been managerless since sacking John Sheridan on 2 January, with former Leyton Orient boss Nolan, 34, taking charge as player-manager on Thursday - less than 24 hours after the club was taken over by Alan Hardy.

And while Nolan left himself out of his first squad, Notts County did enough to warrant a first point since drawing with Luton on 29 October.

In the first half, Mansfield's Ben Whiteman fashioned the only goalscoring chance when he meandered into the box and saw his shot bounce off a Magpies defender and loop into the air before being scrambled away by alert home goalkeeper Adam Collin.

Notts skipper Michael O'Connor saw a rifled shot closed down by a visiting defender after the restart, before Mansfield's Yoann Arquin inexplicably prodded wide just a few yards in front of goal to ensure the spoils were shared in front 11,328 supporters - Meadow Lane's biggest crowd of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Kevin Nolan in first match as Notts County manager
Former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham midfield Kevin Nolan previously managed Leyton Orient

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 31Audel
  • 5DuffyBooked at 90mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 24CampbellSubstituted forSmithat 90'minutes
  • 8O'ConnorBooked at 83mins
  • 15Thompson
  • 12Milsom
  • 30Stead
  • 11Forte

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 6Hollis
  • 7Snijders
  • 13Loach
  • 18Hewitt
  • 28Osborne
  • 33Opoku Aborah

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 16White
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 4Collins
  • 26ByromSubstituted forBaxendaleat 87'minutes
  • 28Whiteman
  • 22Hamilton
  • 10GreenSubstituted forHobanat 75'minutes
  • 17ArquinSubstituted forRoseat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 9Hoban
  • 11Baxendale
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Hemmings
  • 24McGuire
  • 32Rose
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
11,328

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home0
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Booking

Richard Duffy (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Notts County).

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Adam Campbell.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. James Baxendale replaces Joel Byrom.

Delay in match Adam Collin (Notts County) because of an injury.

Booking

Michael O'Connor (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

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

Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Yoann Arquin.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Pat Hoban replaces Matt Green.

Thierry Audel (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Robert Milsom (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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