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Mansfield Town 1-1 Lincoln City

Ollie Palmer spoiled David Flitcroft's first game in charge of Mansfield as the Lincoln substitute struck a late equaliser at Field Mill.

Flitcroft saw his new charges take the lead through Joel Byrom's first-ever goal for Mansfield, but former Stag Palmer fired home at the death to steal a point.

There was controversy as Imps skipper Luke Waterfall was shown a red card after the celebrations for seemingly throwing a bottle into the stand after it was initially launched from a section of the home crowd.

Town defender Rhys Bennett also saw red in injury-time for a second booking.

Former Stags frontman Matt Rhead prodded a shot goalwards after 12 minutes, but Mal Benning cleared his effort.

Danny Rose fired a low shot wide for the hosts, before Conrad Logan saved Waterfall's powerful low drive.

A good move down the Stags' left-hand side ended with Rose firing over the bar.

Mansfield brought Byrom on for the start of the second-half and he made an immediate impact, heading Hayden White's cross past Ryan Allsop.

Ex-stag Matt Green struck a bicycle kick over from two yards as City sought an equaliser, and in the last minute, Palmer fired home from close range, although the visitors were then stunned to see Waterfall sent off for a straight red.

There was still time for Bennett to be dismissed for Mansfield as he was booked for a second time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 16White
  • 5Pearce
  • 2BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 3Benning
  • 10AndersonSubstituted forAtkinsonat 80'minutes
  • 7MacDonald
  • 25KingBooked at 11minsSubstituted forByromat 45'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 32Rose
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forSpencerat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diamond
  • 8Mellis
  • 9Angol
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 26Byrom

Lincoln City

  • 22Allsop
  • 23Eardley
  • 5WaterfallBooked at 90mins
  • 6Wharton
  • 3Habergham
  • 16BostwickBooked at 69mins
  • 30Woodyard
  • 19FrecklingtonBooked at 22minsSubstituted forAndersonat 67'minutes
  • 14WilliamsSubstituted forRoweat 64'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 74mins
  • 10GreenSubstituted forPalmerat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 7Pett
  • 8Palmer
  • 24Rowe
  • 26Anderson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,091

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

Foul by Scott Wharton (Lincoln City).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Lincoln City 1. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Rhead.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town).

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Danny M. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Booking

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Paul Anderson.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wharton (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

Booking

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Danny M. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Lee Frecklington.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Danny M. Rowe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Danny M. Rowe replaces Jordan Williams.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton35209675354069
2Accrington35215959382168
3Notts County361711857372062
4Wycombe35188967511662
5Mansfield351613654361861
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Coventry341661238281054
9Lincoln City35141294738954
10Carlisle36159125245754
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport351213104446-249
14Cambridge361310133646-1049
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham361011154953-441
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Forest Green35107184259-1737
19Crewe35113214157-1636
20Grimsby3699183053-2336
21Morecambe34811153445-1135
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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