Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.
Darren Carter extended Northampton Town's unbeaten run with a second-half equaliser against Mansfield Town.
The visitors went ahead when Oliver Palmer beat the advancing Matt Duke.
Chris Wilder's men drew level from the penalty spot after Chris Hackett's cross was handled by Darryl Westlake, who was sent off, and Carter beat Alan Marriott from the spot.
Hackett missed a great chance in the closing stages when he volleyed Alan Connell's cross over the bar.
But a sixth league game without defeat leaves Northampton within two points of safety.
Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:
"From my point of view we've got to keep calm and get that calmness into the players.
"We need to make sure things externally don't run away from us because we're in a relegation scrap.
"I know people will have thought this was a big opportunity missed, but it's another point to the total on a day where a lot of sides around us have lost."
- 11HackettSubstituted forLópez Santamariaat 88'minutes
- 35DickensonSubstituted forMorrisat 51'minutes
- 10López Santamaria
- 28WestlakeBooked at 64mins
- 6RileyBooked at 42mins
- 10StevensonSubstituted forMeikleat 69'minutes
- 36PalmerSubstituted forDanielat 68'minutes
- 9RheadBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDyerat 86'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.
Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).
Ross Dyer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Cristian (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).
Substitution, Northampton Town. Cristian replaces Chris Hackett.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ross Dyer replaces Matthew Rhead.
Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.
Attempt missed. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by John Dempster.
Attempt missed. Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Richard Ravenhill.
Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).
Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by James Jennings.