Mansfield 1-1 AFC Telford United

Blue Square Bet Premier

Chris Sharp's late goal earned Telford a draw to stop Mansfield from going top of the Blue Square Bet Premier table.

The Stags, who had scored 14 goals in five games, were limited to speculative efforts in the first half.

Mansfield went ahead on 72 minutes when Matthew Green smashed home from inside the box - his fifth in four games.

But the visitors left Field Mill with a share of the spoils when Sharp found room in the box to find the top corner with just four minutes left.

Mansfield should have won - Cox

Ross Dyer nearly scored for the hosts on the hour mark but fired over from just six yards.

Bucks keeper Ryan Young also kept out the Stags with an excellent double save, pushing Louis Briscoe's drive wide before denying Joe Kendrick from the resulting corner.

Mansfield drop a place to fifth, while Telford slip two places to 17th - just four points clear of trouble.

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AFC Telford United manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

Stags draw will give us belief - Sinton

"In the first half an hour we were the better side, then they started to get into the ascendancy. Some times you've got to give the opposition credit, I thought Mansfield really penned us back second half and showed why they'd won five in a row.

"We've got a never-say-die attitude in our dressing room and that shone through again. It was a great finish and great move, Richard Davies did ever so well and Chris Sharp did what we brought him into the club to do.

"We got our rewards as a team. I think we've made a very good start."

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