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Mansfield Town 2-2 Morecambe

For the second game in succession Mansfield had to come back from two goals down for a 2-2 draw, this time at home to Morecambe.

The Shrimps were ahead on four minutes when Sam Lavelle netted a close-range header at the far post from John O'Sullivan's right wing cross.

Then Kevin Ellison's looping cross on 21 minutes saw Lewis Alessandra beat the advancing Conrad Logan to it and nudge a header into the empty net.

Adam Buxton almost made it 3-0 as his audacious free kick from his own half sailed over Logan and against the bar on 28 minutes.

However, Mansfield were back in it on 39 minutes as Barry Roche could only parry Alex MacDonald's 20-yard shot and Nicky Maynard was on hand to net from five yards.

Krystian Pearce and Neal Bishop both headed over for the Stags after the break while Cole Stockton headed a rare Shrimps chance against the post on 70 minutes.

But Mansfield, who drew 2-2 with Newport last weekend, were finally level on 72 minutes as Danny Rose powerfully headed home Alex MacDonald's far post cross from the right.

The home side finished the game with 10 men after Matt Preston's 82nd minute lunge on Lewis Alessandra.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 20Gordon
  • 5Pearce
  • 4PrestonBooked at 82mins
  • 3Benning
  • 22Hamilton
  • 6Bishop
  • 7MacDonald
  • 10Khan
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forSweeneyat 84'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forCookat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 14Donohue
  • 17Sweeney
  • 19Cook
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2BuxtonBooked at 50mins
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 6TutteBooked at 29minsSubstituted forKenyonat 76'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 7O'SullivanSubstituted forCranstonat 67'minutes
  • 8Alessandra
  • 11Ellison
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 12Sutton
  • 18Oates
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Brownsword
  • 24Miller
  • 33Cranston
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
4,465

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Morecambe 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Morecambe 2.

Offside, Morecambe. Sam Lavelle tries a through ball, but Lewis Alessandra is caught offside.

Booking

Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Offside, Morecambe. Lewis Alessandra tries a through ball, but Shaun Miller is caught offside.

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Andy Cook replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Morecambe. Adam Buxton tries a through ball, but Lewis Alessandra is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ryan Sweeney replaces Nicky Maynard.

Dismissal

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Malvind Benning.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neal Bishop with a headed pass.

Offside, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison tries a through ball, but Shaun Miller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Cole Stockton.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Andrew Tutte.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neal Bishop with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by CJ Hamilton with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Morecambe 2. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald with a cross.

Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jordan Cranston with a cross.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Malvind Benning with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces John O'Sullivan because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Otis Khan with a cross.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John O'Sullivan.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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14Mansfield20204402
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