League Two
NorthamptonNorthampton Town1MansfieldMansfield Town1

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."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2McSweeney
  • 29Robertson
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 23Diamond
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11HackettSubstituted forLópez Santamariaat 88'minutes
  • 4Carter
  • 18Connell
  • 7Sinclair
  • 35DickensonSubstituted forMorrisat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 10López Santamaria
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28WestlakeBooked at 64mins
  • 16Jennings
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4Dempster
  • 6RileyBooked at 42mins
  • 21Murray
  • 13Howell
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forMeikleat 69'minutes
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forDanielat 68'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDyerat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Briscoe
  • 15Dyer
  • 17Beevers
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire
  • 24Cain
  • 30Daniel
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,129

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

  4. Post update

    Ross Dyer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  6. Post update

    Cristian (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Cristian replaces Chris Hackett.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ross Dyer replaces Matthew Rhead.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by John Dempster.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Richard Ravenhill.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by James Jennings.

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