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Mansfield Town 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Mansfield v Wycombe

Mansfield fought back from two goals down to earn a point and deny lowly Wycombe an important victory.

Wycombe's Sam Wood curled an impressive opener, and Josh Scowen volleyed home Nick Arnold's right-wing cross for 2-0.

But Lee Stevenson slotted under Matt Ingram, who had made a number of fine saves, to halve the deficit.

Substitute Ollie Palmer then headed the equaliser into an empty net after Ingram had tipped Chris Clements' initial effort onto the bar.

Mansfield, in 17th position with 31 points, have not won in 11 home games, while Wycombe, two points and two places further back, have just one win in 14 outings.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"That was probably the most one-sided game that I have never won.

"I thought, from start to finish, we played on the front foot and created some great chances. No one would really have questioned it if we had come in two or three goals up at half-time.

"The overall pressure in the end has told, but you have to pay credit to their goalkeeper, who made some fantastic saves."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's a draw, it's a point, and we've gone up a place in the league.

"The back four were bombarded in the second half. This wind came down and really was in our face. It was a lot stronger in the second half than it was in the first half.

"Stuart Lewis has been working so hard on his finishing and that paid dividends today. It was a fantastic finish from him.

"It's all looking good for the future for us. I'm really excited to get to Tuesday now and our home game against Portsmouth. I believe we can take all three points there."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 16Jennings
  • 19Clements
  • 2Sutton
  • 4DempsterBooked at 60minsSubstituted forPalmerat 79'minutes
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 13Howell
  • 10StevensonBooked at 90mins
  • 15DyerSubstituted forClucasat 50'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 28Westlake

Substitutes

  • 6Riley
  • 11Clucas
  • 17Beevers
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 28Mustoe
  • 2McCoy
  • 8Lewis
  • 30Doherty
  • 6Johnson
  • 11Wood
  • 4Scowen
  • 27StycheSubstituted forJeffreyat 69'minutes
  • 29McClureSubstituted forHauseat 82'minutes
  • 23Arnold

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 18Kuffour
  • 19Hause
  • 21Kewley-Graham
  • 22Kretzschmar
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
2,789

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

  7. Booking

    Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Kortney Hause replaces Matt McClure.

  14. Post update

    James Jennings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Leon Johnson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces John Dempster.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe271310441271449
2Chesterfield27139542251748
3Fleetwood26152944311347
4Rochdale27145843331047
5Burton2713773127446
6Oxford Utd26129536211545
7Southend26136734221245
8Newport2510873530538
9Morecambe28108103337-438
10Dag & Red2798103535035
11Wimbledon2798102930-135
12Plymouth2798102430-635
13Cheltenham2781093438-434
14Hartlepool2797112933-434
15York28711103234-232
16Exeter2695123236-432
17Mansfield28710112938-931
18Bristol Rovers2679102527-230
19Wycombe2678113236-429
20Accrington2678113138-729
21Portsmouth27611103241-929
22Bury26610103034-428
23Torquay2768132741-1426
24Northampton2657142036-1622
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