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Mansfield Town 1-1 Carlisle United

Stephen McLaughlin rescued Mansfield Town a 1-1 draw with a late free-kick as the Stags came from behind against Carlisle United.

Kick-off was delayed by 30 minutes due to some United players being stuck in traffic, but Carlisle still started well, with three early chances.

Jon Mellish blazed across the face of goal on eight minutes, then Aidan Stone had to tip away Offrande Zanzala's finish from Jack Armer before Rhys Bennett slipped at the vital moment when Armer's cross reached him.

For Mansfield, Jamie Reid turned well but fired straight at Magnus Norman, who kept out a Jason Law shot after the break and a Harry Charsley header in quick succession.

But, on 66 minutes, Jordan Bowery lost the ball and Mellish ran on to send in a shot that spun away from a deflection to Zanzala who made no mistake with a rising finish - his fourth goal in three games.

The Stags then came desperately close in a succession of chances as Charsley lifted one over on 71 minutes, before James Perch hit the bar via Norman's fingertips on 74 minutes and Reid volleyed over a minute later.

But they were finally level with 10 minutes to go when McLaughlin found the bottom left corner with his 19-yard free kick.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 31Stone
  • 12Gordon
  • 6Rawson
  • 14Perch
  • 3Benning
  • 7Charsley
  • 20McLaughlin
  • 29LawSubstituted forO Clarkeat 89'minutes
  • 16QuinnSubstituted forSarkicat 76'minutes
  • 19Reid
  • 9Bowery

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 5Sweeney
  • 8O Clarke
  • 17Sarkic
  • 23Wright
  • 25Ward
  • 27Sinclair

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Norman
  • 2Tanner
  • 13McDonald
  • 32Bennett
  • 17Armer
  • 7Riley
  • 8Guy
  • 12Mellish
  • 16DickensonBooked at 60mins
  • 10ZanzalaBooked at 69mins
  • 9AlessandraSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Anderton
  • 6Hayden
  • 11Patrick
  • 15Charters
  • 20Toure
  • 27Breeze
  • 33Walker
Referee:
Trevor Kettle

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Reid with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Carlisle United. Ethan Walker tries a through ball, but Offrande Zanzala is caught offside.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Clarke replaces Jason Law.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jack Armer (Carlisle United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Sarkic (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Bowery.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Ethan Walker replaces Lewis Alessandra.

  10. Post update

    Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Riley (Carlisle United).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Guy with a headed pass.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Carlisle United 1. Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Harry Charsley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Callum Guy (Carlisle United).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Offrande Zanzala.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Oliver Sarkic replaces Stephen Quinn.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Reid (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Charsley with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Perch (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Post update

    Farrend Rawson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham35188946331362
2Cambridge361871154342061
3Forest Green341710749361361
4Newport351691046361057
5Tranmere33176104638857
6Bolton35169104542357
7Morecambe35168115049156
8Exeter331411857381953
9Salford341312941271451
10Crawley34149114541451
11Carlisle32146124538748
12Harrogate35146154040048
13Bradford33138123838047
14Leyton Orient34128143839-144
15Stevenage36916112831-343
16Mansfield35914124246-441
17Oldham35118165261-941
18Scunthorpe34125173544-941
19Walsall34815113743-639
20Port Vale36108184551-638
21Colchester35814133348-1538
22Barrow3398163841-335
23Southend3579192149-2830
24Grimsby3368192452-2826
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