Lincoln City 1-1 Mansfield Town

Matthew Green scored a late equaliser to earn Mansfield a 1-1 draw against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.

Green netted four minutes from time to cancel out Gavin McCallum's 76th-minute opener and earn the Stags a point.

The Imps' Karl Cunningham headed wide early on, while visiting striker Lindon Meikle missed the target from 12 yards.

Lincoln looked on course for victory when McCallum found the bottom corner from 12 yards, but Green converted Paul Connors' cross from six yards to level.

Meikle almost broke the deadlock after 37 minutes, but his 20-yard strike cannoned back off the post.

After the break, Sam Smith tested Alan Marriott in the Mansfield goal, while Marriott's opposite number Joe Anyon had to be alert to keep out Martin Riley's 12-yard strike.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Imps caretaker manager Grant Brown told BBC Lincolnshire:

"A point's always good but, when you get as close as we did tonight, it's tinged with a bit of disappointment that we didn't see the game out.

"It wasn't really like a local derby. It seemed a bit tentative. Both sides had lost their last game and were feeling each other out, but there were opportunities.

"It certainly wasn't a dull game but we're disappointed not to get three points."

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We played some really good stuff and created quite a few chances - especially in the second half. But we conceded a really sloppy goal which is something we have to put right.

"We came in for some criticism at the weekend and rightly so and we put it right. We were probably a little bit unlucky we didn't get three points.

"Our appetite looked back. All the fundamentals that I said weren't there on Saturday were there tonight and we played some good stuff as well."

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

2 2

Corners

5 4

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:27 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:26

The offside flag is raised against Matthew Green. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

90:00 +1:19 Substitution

Substitution Lindon Meikle leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Todd.

89:09

Joe Kendrick fouled by Tony Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

87:25

Mitchell Nelson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Green. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

85:55

The assist for the goal came from Paul Connor.

85:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Green - Lincoln 1 - 1 Mansfield Matthew Green fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-1 Mansfield.

84:59 Substitution

Substitution Karl Cunningham leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Thomas.

83:24

Corner taken right-footed by Luke O'Neill, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Riley by Kyle Perry. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

82:07

Corner taken by Karl Cunningham.

82:07 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Perry is brought on as a substitute for Sam Smith.

81:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jean Francois Christophe. Alan Marriott takes the indirect free kick.

79:58

Paul Connor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

78:34

Luke O'Neill takes a short corner.

77:32 Substitution

Substitution Louis Briscoe comes on in place of Ross Dyer.

76:57

The official flags Gavin McCallum offside. Alan Marriott takes the indirect free kick.

75:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin McCallum - Lincoln 1 - 0 Mansfield Gavin McCallum scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-0 Mansfield.

75:04

Matthew Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Mitchell Nelson. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

70:45

Nicky Nicolau takes the free kick.

70:45 Booking

Booking Caution for Ritchie Sutton.

70:10

Gavin McCallum fouled by Ritchie Sutton, the ref awards a free kick.

68:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin McCallum. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

66:49

Mitchell Nelson challenges Matthew Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke O'Neill, Martin Riley takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon.

65:49

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Karl Cunningham.

60:33

Ross Dyer takes a shot. Lindon Meikle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Cunningham. Nicky Nicolau takes the direct free kick.

58:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Green. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

56:53

Free kick taken by Luke O'Neill, Strike by Paul Connor from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

56:53 Booking

Booking Mitchell Nelson is given a yellow card.

56:47

Mitchell Nelson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Dyer.

56:09

Sam Smith takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

52:33 Substitution

Substitution Jean Francois Christophe comes on in place of Ali Fuseini.

51:25

Adam Murray fouled by Sam Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke O'Neill.

50:06

Shot from outside the penalty box by Karl Cunningham goes wide right of the goal.

49:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Green. Direct free kick taken by Karl Cunningham.

45:39

Gavin McCallum produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

43:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin McCallum by Martin Riley. Free kick taken by Tony Sinclair.

43:26

Matthew Green is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

40:11

Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

40:11 Booking

Booking Booking for Alan Power for unsporting behaviour.

39:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Power on Adam Murray.

38:51

Foul by Mitchell Nelson on Matthew Green, free kick awarded. Joe Kendrick restarts play with the free kick.

38:43

The official flags Matthew Green offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

37:13

Lindon Meikle takes a shot from just outside the area and strikes the post.

34:20

Header from close in by Matthew Green misses to the left of the goal.

31:36

Foul by Paul Bolland on Ali Fuseini, free kick awarded. Nicky Nicolau restarts play with the free kick.

30:25

Lindon Meikle produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

29:10

Shot from just outside the area by Alan Power misses to the left of the target.

27:45

Corner taken by Nicky Nicolau.

25:16

Header by Karl Cunningham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

24:13

Corner taken by Joe Kendrick from the right by-line. The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Green. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

22:55

Corner taken by Nicky Nicolau, Header by Gavin McCallum from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

21:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ali Fuseini on Adam Murray. Luke O'Neill restarts play with the free kick.

20:29

Joe Kendrick takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Anyon.

19:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Green. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

13:41

Paul Bolland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin McCallum. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

11:56

Nicky Nicolau has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

11:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Nutter on Joe Kendrick. Free kick taken by Luke O'Neill.

10:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mitchell Nelson on Ross Dyer. Joe Kendrick takes the free kick.

9:42

Paul Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Mitchell Nelson. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

7:16

The offside flag is raised against Gavin McCallum. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

6:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Karl Cunningham from the right by-line.

3:23

Adam Murray produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

2:31

Sam Smith is caught offside. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

2:13

Ritchie Sutton challenges Gavin McCallum unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Nicolau takes the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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