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Mansfield Town 1-1 Hartlepool United

Michael Woods is sent off
Michael Woods was the third player to be sent off during the game

Struggling Hartlepool United earned a draw with Mansfield Town in a fiery clash which saw three dismissals.

Junior Brown fired the hosts ahead early on but the Pools levelled through Michael Duckworth's close-range strike.

Ryan Tafazolli later picked up a second yellow for Mansfield before Hartlepool's Marlon Harewood saw red after clashing with Jamie McGuire.

The visitors held on despite being reduced to nine men when Michael Woods also clashed with McGuire late on.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray speaks to BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was a mad game today. It was also a gage performance wise of where we are, and that we go from doing some really good things to doing some really bad things in the space of 90 minutes.

"We are where we are in the league because the level of consistency is not of a team that can put a run of results together, and that is where we need to change things.

"You look for people to settle down and drive you forward on the pitch, and in certain areas we are lacking that, but the boys are doing the best they can and I think that will come with confidence."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 23Evtimov
  • 6TafazolliBooked at 72mins
  • 26WaterfallBooked at 90mins
  • 12McGuireBooked at 88mins
  • 2Sutton
  • 17LambeSubstituted forRileyat 75'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 15Freeman
  • 25Oliver
  • 9RheadSubstituted forBinghamat 78'minutes
  • 24Brown

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 3Riley
  • 7Bell
  • 11Bingham
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Heslop
  • 18Beevers

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 20Jones
  • 4Bates
  • 3Holden
  • 21DuckworthBooked at 83mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 14WoodsBooked at 90mins
  • 7Franks
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 87mins
  • 31IronsideSubstituted forFenwickat 78'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 11Compton
  • 13Maxted
  • 17Fenwick
  • 24Lanzoni
  • 27Schmeltz
  • 28Green
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
3,357

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  3. Booking

    Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Booking

    Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Dismissal

    Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

  20. Post update

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