Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 2.
Leaders Northampton stretched their unbeaten League Two run to 17 games as they hit back to deny 10-man Mansfield.
Two Matt Green headers, from free-kicks by Mal Benning and Chris Clements, put the Stags in control, but the game turned when the hosts had Jamie McGuire sent off in first-half injury-time.
Substitute Ricky Holmes scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 after James Collins went down in the box.
And a close-range John Marquis strike following a corner earned a point.
Northampton, who remain 13 points clear at the top of the table following Oxford's draw with Cambridge, could have won it late on but substitute Sam Hoskins shot over when well placed.
The Stags move up a place to 13th, but are eight points off the play-off spots with seven games to play.
- 24McGuireBooked at 45mins
- 15TafazolliBooked at 20minsSubstituted forAlfeiat 23'minutes
- 20ThomasBooked at 51mins
- 17BlairSubstituted forChapmanat 55'minutes
- 16DieseruvweSubstituted forRoseat 62'minutes
- 2MoloneyBooked at 90mins
- 16BuchananBooked at 42mins
- 4TaylorSubstituted forHolmesat 45'minutes
- 9RichardsSubstituted forD'Athat 45'minutes
- 27MarquisSubstituted forHoskinsat 79'minutesBooked at 85mins
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 2.
Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).
Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).
David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Rod McDonald.
Hand ball by James Collins (Northampton Town).
Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).
Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Attempt saved. Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Malvind Benning.
Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces John Marquis.
Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Northampton Town 2. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross following a set piece situation.