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Mansfield Town 2-3 Accrington Stanley

Accrington's players celebrate their late winner against Mansfield

Mansfield Town fans called for manager Paul Cox to go after two injury-time goals saw them slip to a home defeat against Accrington Stanley.

John McCombe put the Stags ahead when he shot home on the rebound after his initial header hit the bar.

Kal Naismith levelled with a deflected shot after the break, but McCombe again netted with a rebound strike.

However Stanley secured an unlikely win through Naismith's low poked effort and a fierce shot from James Gray.

The double late blow leaves Mansfield without a win in 12 games and in 19th place in the League Two table.

Accrington have 23 points and are a point and two places above the Stags.

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Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was an amazing experience. A couple of lads have said that's the best thing they've experienced in their lives.

"I don't think there's anything quite like being 2-1 down after 90 minutes and coming back to win 3-2. The lads are buzzing."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16JenningsBooked at 90mins
  • 6Riley
  • 5McCombe
  • 2Sutton
  • 21Murray
  • 23McGuire
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forMeikleat 79'minutes
  • 24AndrewSubstituted forDanielat 89'minutes
  • 15DyerSubstituted forRheadat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Rhead
  • 17Beevers
  • 19Clements
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16HuntSubstituted forBowermanat 80'minutes
  • 27Naylor
  • 2Murphy
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 17Gray
  • 20WindassSubstituted forMcCartanat 79'minutes
  • 15Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Richardson
  • 10Hatfield
  • 19Wilson
  • 25Atkinson
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,549

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 3.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 3. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 2. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

James Jennings (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Calvin Andrew.

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

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Ross Dyer.

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. George Bowerman replaces Nicky Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Josh Windass.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Lee Stevenson.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1. John McCombe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James Jennings.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Attempt missed. Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

James Jennings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Piero Mingoia with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield21116431171439
2Oxford Utd21108332161638
3Scunthorpe2110742922737
4Fleetwood2111283427735
5Burton2110562522335
6Newport209742921834
7Southend2110472619734
8Rochdale2110473028234
9Morecambe229582730-332
10Dag & Red218672926330
11Cheltenham227962931-230
12Exeter218582729-229
13Wycombe217682928127
14Hartlepool217682423127
15Wimbledon207672324-127
16Plymouth217591622-626
17Accrington2165102329-623
18Bristol Rovers215791922-322
19Mansfield215792329-622
20Portsmouth215792736-922
21York214982428-421
22Torquay2156102233-1121
23Bury214892327-420
24Northampton2146111729-1218
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