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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Mansfield Town

Kai Naismith

Accrington's Kal Naismith denied Mansfield a fifth straight victory and all but ended their play-off hopes with a stoppage-time penalty leveller.

Naismith scored twice as Stanley fought back from 2-1 down to record a last-gasp 3-2 win at the Stags in December.

And he made no mistake from the spot this time, finding the right corner after Martin Riley fouled James Gray.

Substitute Jake Speight had put the visitors in front with a right-footed shot from inside the box.

Accrington are four points clear of the League Two relegation zone, while Mansfield have slipped to 12th and seven points off the play-off places.

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm delighted with the result in the end. It just epitomises what the players are all about, the team spirit they've created and their fitness levels as well.

"The lads never lie down and they never know when they're beaten. It's a great characteristic to have."

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 3Liddle
  • 2Murphy
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Aldred
  • 10HatfieldSubstituted forNaismithat 78'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forGrayat 65'minutes
  • 24Odejayi
  • 13MolyneuxSubstituted forMingoiaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Webber
  • 11Naismith
  • 15Mingoia
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 23Buxton
  • 25Atkinson

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 33Price
  • 28WestlakeBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMeikleat 60'minutes
  • 16JenningsBooked at 90mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 6Riley
  • 2Sutton
  • 19Clements
  • 30DanielBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSpeightat 70'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forClucasat 53'minutes
  • 21Murray

Substitutes

  • 4Dempster
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 13Howell
  • 14Speight
  • 20Meikle
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
2,092

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Speight (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Mansfield Town 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Accrington Stanley. James Gray draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Chris Clements.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  18. Post update

    James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe431920465402577
2Chesterfield432015866392775
3Rochdale432291264451975
4Fleetwood432191363491472
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4317141253381565
7York431616114839964
8Oxford Utd431614135144762
9Plymouth431610174652-658
10Bury431318125546957
11Dag & Red431415145053-357
12Mansfield431415144753-657
13Newport431315155356-354
14Wimbledon431314164550-553
15Cheltenham431216154958-952
16Accrington431215164952-351
17Portsmouth421215154557-1251
18Morecambe431214174862-1450
19Hartlepool421310194749-249
20Exeter431213184955-649
21Wycombe431114184251-947
22Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
23Northampton431114183655-1947
24Torquay43109243761-2439
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