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Mansfield Town 4-4 Accrington Stanley

Yoann Arquin snatched a point for Mansfield with a last-minute goal as an incredible game ended 4-4 at home to bogey side Accrington.

The Frenchman raced onto a Hayden White flick and crashed in a dipping half-volley from 25 yards to send the home fans wild.

Mansfield, unbeaten in eight games, had not beaten Stanley in their previous 11 league meetings and twice the visitors earned two-goal leads.

In a rip-roaring first half, Stanley went ahead after only five minutes when Omar Beckles was allowed to steer home from eight yards from Sean McConville's free-kick.

More poor home defending in the 29th minute saw Lee Collins fail to clear and Shay McCartan turned to fire in number two.

Mansfield were back in it within two minutes as a Krystian Pearce header from a corner was blocked on the line and the referee ruled Rhys Bennett had forced the ball over before it was cleared.

The pick of the goals came in the 44th minute as Billy Kee beat Bennett out on the right and turned to send a spectacular dipping shot under the far angle of post and crossbar.

But the Stags stayed in touch in stoppage time as White headed home a Joel Byrom corner.

Beckles headed against the right-hand post but it was 3-3 after 64 minutes when Shaq Coulthirst sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot after Seamus Conneely had fouled Pearce.

Pearce then blocked off Kee to concede a penalty two minutes later and the burly striker sent Jake Kean the wrong way.

After both sides had hit a post it was left to Arquin to steal a late leveller.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 21Kean
  • 2BennettBooked at 51mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 16White
  • 3Benning
  • 18MacDonaldBooked at 27minsSubstituted forGreenat 71'minutes
  • 4CollinsBooked at 85mins
  • 26ByromBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHamiltonat 45'minutes
  • 28Whiteman
  • 7Coulthirst
  • 32RoseSubstituted forArquinat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 8Potter
  • 10Green
  • 17Arquin
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24McGuire
  • 30Collins

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 2PearsonBooked at 33mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 5BecklesBooked at 61mins
  • 30DonacienBooked at 22mins
  • 7Clark
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 62mins
  • 8Brown
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forClareat 90+5'minutes
  • 29KeeBooked at 80minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 82'minutes
  • 10McCartanBooked at 18minsSubstituted forBocoat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Davies
  • 6Husin
  • 14Boco
  • 15Clare
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards
  • 32Rodgers
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,226

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 4, Accrington Stanley 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 4, Accrington Stanley 4.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Sean Clare (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sean Clare replaces Sean McConville.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 4, Accrington Stanley 4. Yoann Arquin (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shaquile Coulthirst.

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Collins (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Edwards replaces Billy Kee because of an injury.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Collins (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Benjamin Whiteman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Yoann Arquin replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Shay McCartan because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Green replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 3, Accrington Stanley 4. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Accrington Stanley. Billy Kee draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Hayden White (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

goal

As It Stood

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7Mansfield31121184134747
8Wycombe30137103837146
9Stevenage31143144948145
10Colchester30128104639744
11Barnet31111194042-244
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13Grimsby31118123639-341
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15Crawley30116133746-939
16Yeovil31911113338-538
17Morecambe29115133645-938
18Crewe31811123344-1135
19Hartlepool31710143755-1831
20Accrington2979133041-1130
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