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Lincoln City 1-1 Mansfield Town

Lincoln and Mansfield Town traded late goals in an absorbing draw at a sold-out Sincil Bank.

Substitute Kellan Gordon looked to have secured three points for the Imps when he struck four minutes before the end of normal time.

But Jacob Mellis rescued a point for the Stags when he volleyed home in the third of five minutes of added time.

After a competitive but goalless first half, the Imps bossed the second period and forced goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik into several important saves.

Matt Rhead and Matt Green were both sent on against their former club in the final 10 minutes as the Imps attempted to find a winner.

But it was City's other substitute, Gordon, who broke the deadlock with four minutes to go.

Rhead flicked the ball on to Bruno Andrade, whose low cross found Green. He laid it off to Gordon, who fired home to send the Imps fans into raptures.

However, Town hit back deep into added time when the ball broke to Mellis, who volleyed home brilliantly in front of the 1,600 travelling fans.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 72mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 14Toffolo
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forGordonat 77'minutes
  • 7PettBooked at 27mins
  • 4O'Connor
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 29AkindeSubstituted forGreenat 83'minutes
  • 17McCartanSubstituted forRheadat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 12Chapman
  • 15Wilson
  • 24Slocombe

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 70mins
  • 11AtkinsonSubstituted forKhanat 52'minutes
  • 8MellisBooked at 30mins
  • 6BishopSubstituted forElsnikat 88'minutes
  • 3BenningSubstituted forDaviesat 88'minutes
  • 19Walker
  • 32RoseBooked at 75mins
  • 22Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 9Davies
  • 10Khan
  • 16Butcher
  • 20Elsnik
  • 29Graham
  • 30Smith
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
9,773

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Mansfield Town 1. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Timi Max Elsnik replaces Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Craig Davies replaces Malvind Benning.

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

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

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Mansfield Town 0. Kellan Gordon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Green replaces John Akinde.

Attempt blocked. Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Shay McCartan.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Kellan Gordon replaces Harry Anderson.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Bobby Olejnik.

Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City18114333161737
2MK Dons19107228131537
3Colchester1995532191332
4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
23Notts County1936102140-1915
24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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