Exodus Geohaghon's late goal rescued a point for play-off chasers Mansfield and denied table-topping Fleetwood from gaining a seventh straight league win.

Peter Cavanagh's header nearly put the Cod Army ahead but the ball struck the post and fell to Alan Marriott.

But they did take the lead when Lee Fowler's pass reached Jamie Vardy, who raced clear to poke past Marriott.

But Luke O'Neill's well-flighted corner reached Geohaghon, who headed in at the far post to snatch the draw.

The result sees Fleetwood's lead at the top cut to three points and second-placed Wrexham have a game in hand.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought it was an excellent point. We lost Gary Roberts before the game, we're missing Adam Smith.

"We had Adam Murray just coming back for his first game - he had the flu - and a number of the players had heavy colds.

"To go out there - against what I would call probably the best team in this league by a country mile - it was a good point, so I'm happy with that."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 06 Riley
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 17 Sutton
  • 26 Geohaghan
  • 04 Worthington Booked (Rhead - 82' )
  • 11 Murray Booked
  • 21 Howell
  • 10 Green
  • 15 Dyer
  • 24 Meikle (Briscoe - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Redmond
  • 29 Andrew
  • 07 Briscoe
  • 09 Rhead
  • 28 Hutchinson

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beesley
  • 05 McNulty
  • 13 Goodall
  • 26 Cavanagh
  • 06 Pond
  • 18 McGuire
  • 27 Fowler
  • 09 Brodie (Till - 76' )
  • 14 Mangan (Seddon - 84' )
  • 33 Vardy Booked

Substitutes

  • 34 Stephenson
  • 23 Charnock
  • 11 Till
  • 31 Rose
  • 19 Seddon
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 3,132

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

5 5

Corners

4 7

Fouls

14 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:57 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:04

Adam Murray challenges Lee Fowler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:53

Ross Dyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Pond. Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.

90:00 +0:32

Assist on the goal came from Luke O'Neill.

90:00 +0:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Exodus Geohaghon - Mansfield 1 - 1 Fleetwood Exodus Geohaghon fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Mansfield 1-1 Fleetwood Town.

90:00 +0:21

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke O'Neill from the right by-line,

88:06

Corner taken by Ross Dyer.

87:47

Corner taken right-footed by Luke O'Neill from the right by-line, clearance made by Gareth Seddon.

87:37

Matthew Green takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Goodall.

86:39

Foul by Steve McNulty on Matt Rhead, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ross Dyer.

83:47 Substitution

Substitution Andy Mangan goes off and Gareth Seddon comes on.

81:58

Corner taken by Luke O'Neill from the right by-line.

81:47

Matt Rhead has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

81:15 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Worthington leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Rhead.

80:27

Lee Fowler provided the assist for the goal.

80:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Vardy - Mansfield 0 - 1 Fleetwood Jamie Vardy finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Mansfield 0-1 Fleetwood Town.

80:03

Peter Cavanagh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

78:22

Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.

78:22 Substitution

Substitution Louis Briscoe on for Lindon Meikle.

78:22

Foul by Martin Riley on Jamie Vardy, free kick awarded.

76:57

Jamie Vardy is adjudged to have handled the ball. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

75:54 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Till.

75:26

Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Green misses to the right of the target.

71:21

Shot from just outside the area by Richard Brodie misses to the left of the target.

69:51

Effort from the edge of the box by Matthew Green goes wide of the left-hand upright.

69:19 Booking

Booking Adam Murray goes into the book for dissent.

65:33

The referee penalises Adam Murray for handball. Peter Cavanagh restarts play with the free kick.

65:22

Ross Dyer takes a shot. Blocked by Steve McNulty.

64:32 Booking

Booking Jamie Vardy goes into the referee's book.

63:59

Matthew Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve McNulty. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

61:52

Luke O'Neill produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

60:51

Centre by Alan Marriott.

59:09

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Mangan, Luke O'Neill manages to make a clearance.

58:52

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

58:21

Jamie McGuire produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

55:14

Unfair challenge on Alan Goodall by Ross Dyer results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.

53:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brodie by Exodus Geohaghon. A cross is delivered by Steve McNulty, Jamie McGuire takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

52:57

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Lindon Meikle misses to the left of the target.

48:58

Adam Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire. Lee Fowler takes the direct free kick.

47:42

Jamie McGuire concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Worthington. Luke O'Neill takes the direct free kick.

46:08

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Shaun Beeley.

45:59

Peter Cavanagh takes a shot. Luke O'Neill gets a block in.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:15

Richard Brodie crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Jamie McGuire from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

44:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Cavanagh by Adam Murray. Free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

41:02

Handball decision goes against Richard Brodie. Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

40:09

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Worthington by Peter Cavanagh results in a free kick. Ritchie Sutton takes the direct free kick.

37:18

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Richard Brodie misses to the left of the target.

36:05

Ritchie Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Vardy. Nathan Pond takes the direct free kick.

33:39

Lee Fowler takes the direct free kick.

33:39 Booking

Booking Jonathan Worthington receives a yellow card.

33:30

Jonathan Worthington challenges Lee Fowler unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:51

Peter Cavanagh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lindon Meikle. The ball is delivered by Luke O'Neill, Ross Dyer takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save. Ross Dyer takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

30:40

Foul by Alan Goodall on Anthony Howell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Worthington.

28:49

Lee Fowler produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

26:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Riley by Richard Brodie. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

24:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Mangan, clearance by Luke O'Neill.

24:42

Shot from just outside the area by Jamie Vardy misses to the left of the target.

22:47

Anthony Howell challenges Lee Fowler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

15:05

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Fowler from the left by-line, Luke O'Neill makes a clearance.

14:56

Jamie McGuire takes a shot. Blocked by Luke O'Neill.

14:30

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alan Goodall, save made by Alan Marriott.

14:23

Peter Cavanagh sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Howell.

13:32

Richard Brodie fouled by Ross Dyer, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Fowler takes the free kick.

12:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Goodall, clearance made by Ross Dyer.

11:08

The ball is crossed by Lindon Meikle, Nathan Pond makes a clearance.

4:12

Corner from right by-line crossed in by Alan Goodall, Ritchie Sutton manages to make a clearance.

3:25

Luke O'Neill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Goodall. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

3:12

Jamie McGuire fouled by Anthony Howell, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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