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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Mansfield Town

Billy Kee
Billy Kee is on loan at Mansfield from Scunthorpe United

Mansfield 's Billy Kee came off the bench to deny Cheltenham a vital win in their bid to avoid the drop.

Scunthorpe loanee Kee smashed home Reggie Lambe's cross to round off a move instigated by Chris Clements.

Wes Burns had put the hosts ahead early in the second half when he shot home on the turn from Mathieu Manset's flick.

In the first half, Junior Brown's header hit the bar and Clements rattled a post, while the Robins' Troy Brown was denied by Lenny Pidgeley.

The point was enough to move the Robins out of the relegation places in League Two, while Mansfield dropped two places to 19th, despite widening the gap to the bottom two to eight points.

Cheltenham Town caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We probably see it as two points lost, because we were ahead and lost the momentum in the game.

"Seeing everyone's lost around you and you've moved out (of the relegation zone) puts a bit of a brighter spark on things really.

"I felt our wide players were probably being a little bit too honest and came back a bit too far and then couldn't get pressure on their full-backs.

"When teams have their 10 or 15 minutes (on top) we've got to make sure we shut up shop and it's something we've got to keep looking at."

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"On the balance of things, it's a massive point for us. We've ground out another result and I think it was a fair point for both teams.

"I'm unwilling to say anything on turning corners, because the season has been so up and down. We've improved, but there's still a lot of work to do and we want to put more points on the board.

"If we're in the Football League at the end of the season, then I will relax."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Taylor
  • 5Brown
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 24SparrowBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWynterat 83'minutes
  • 6Mills
  • 8Richards
  • 10BurnsSubstituted forRichardsat 82'minutes
  • 39MansetSubstituted forHarradat 67'minutes
  • 9Haynes

Substitutes

  • 12Gould
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 18Richards
  • 20Wynter
  • 25Berry
  • 29Harrad

Mansfield

Formation 4-5-1

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 18Beevers
  • 3Riley
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 26Elder
  • 17Lambe
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forKeeat 53'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 24BrownSubstituted forMonakanaat 65'minutes
  • 25Oliver

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 7Monakana
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 20Thomas
  • 29Kee
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,597

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Wynter replaces Matt Sparrow.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Eliot Richards replaces Wes Burns.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Post update

    Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
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