Mansfield Town failed to take advantage of playing the entire second half against ten men and were forced to settle for a draw against AFC Telford.

Lee Beevers' shot saw Stags lead but a Ryan Tafazolli own goal and a Richard Davies strike put the hosts 2-1 ahead.

A pulsating first half ended with Mansfield seemingly in control as Liam Chilvers was sent off for a foul on Jake Speight, who netted from the spot.

But the visitors were unable to make their extra man count after the break.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford United manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Liam is a very honest boy, he said it was minimal contact.

"Speight went down too easily and I am getting fed up with costly decisions by the referee.

"I am immensely proud of my players to have had a go and take Mansfield toe-to-toe today."

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think the disappointing thing for me was the way we conceded the two sloppy goals once we'd gone in front.

"But then I think second half we weren't brave - we changed the system, we went 4-4-2, put two wingers on - we made bad decisions.

"You can't have a go at the work ethic they put in today but our decision-making has got to be better."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 22 Rose
  • 27 Chilvers Dismissed
  • 06 Davies
  • 08 Trainer
  • 16 St Aimie (Byfield - 90' )
  • 18 Leslie
  • 19 Taylor
  • 10 Jones Booked (Rooney - 74' )
  • 17 Spray (Brown - 42' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister
  • 24 Roberts
  • 07 Rooney
  • 21 Brown
  • 26 Byfield

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott
  • 02 Sutton (Briscoe - 67' )
  • 17 Beevers
  • 32 Tafazolli
  • 33 Geohaghan
  • 14 Clements
  • 21 Murray
  • 26 Stevenson (Meikle - 56' )
  • 31 Daniel
  • 08 Speight
  • 16 Rhead (Howell - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Thompson
  • 05 Jones
  • 13 Howell
  • 07 Meikle
  • 11 Briscoe
Ref: Huxtable
Att: 1,736

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

6 6

Corners

2 1

Fouls

7 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:35

Chris Clements takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

90:00 +1:18 Substitution

Substitution Darren Byfield comes on in place of Kieron St Aimie.

90:00 +1:01

Shot from just outside the area by Chris Clements goes over the bar.

88:18

Shot from just outside the box by Anthony Howell goes over the bar.

86:26

Jake Speight is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.

85:09

Foul by Lee Beevers on Kieron St Aimie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Phil Trainer. Unfair challenge on Steven Leslie by Adam Murray results in a free kick. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

82:30

Foul by Anthony Howell on Will Salmon, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

81:38

Shot by Steven Leslie from just outside the area goes over the net.

80:28

Lindon Meikle takes a shot. Blocked by Kris Taylor. Colin Daniel challenges Nathan Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

79:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Kieron St Aimie. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

78:56

Jordan Rose fouled by Ryan Tafazolli, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

75:44

Effort on goal by Steven Leslie from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

72:59 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Rooney replaces Steve Jones.

72:59

Foul by Jake Speight on Will Salmon, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

72:43

Shot from 25 yards by Chris Clements. Blocked by Phil Trainer.

72:11

Louis Briscoe takes a shot. Blocked by Kris Taylor.

69:43

Lindon Meikle takes a shot. Chris Clements takes a inswinging corner. Blocked by Jonathan Brown.

68:43

A cross is delivered by Louis Briscoe.

66:26 Substitution

Substitution (Mansfield) makes a substitution, with Louis Briscoe coming on for Ritchie Sutton.

63:49

Anthony Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Trainer. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

62:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Trainer by Adam Murray. Kris Taylor takes the direct free kick.

60:16

Anthony Howell takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

58:30

Anthony Howell challenges Kris Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

54:44 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Howell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matt Rhead.

54:44 Substitution

Substitution Lindon Meikle comes on in place of Lee Stevenson.

54:44

Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

54:44 Booking

Booking The referee shows Steve Jones a yellow card for dissent.

54:39

Foul by Steve Jones on Lee Stevenson, free kick awarded.

54:14

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Leslie from the left by-line.

52:56

Steve Jones fouled by Exodus Geohaghon, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Leslie produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

51:50

Foul by Matt Rhead on Phil Trainer, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

46:59

The offside flag is raised against Lee Beevers. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

46:03

Kieron St Aimie takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:28 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:15

Foul by Lee Beevers on Jordan Rose, free kick awarded. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Clements on Jordan Rose. Steven Leslie restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:31

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jake Speight misses to the left of the target.

42:41

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott. Steve Jones takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

41:02 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Brown is brought on as a substitute for James Spray.

40:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Leslie, Jordan Rose has a header from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

38:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Speight - AFC Telf'd 2 - 2 Mansfield Penalty taken right-footed by Jake Speight and scored. AFC Telford 2-2 Mansfield.

37:48 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Liam Chilvers a red card.

36:24

Penalty awarded for a foul by Liam Chilvers on Jake Speight.

35:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Speight. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

34:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Leslie on Lee Beevers. Free kick taken by Ritchie Sutton.

33:38

Assist by Kieron St Aimie.

33:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Davies - AFC Telf'd 2 - 1 Mansfield A goal is scored by Richard Davies from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Telford 2-1 Mansfield.

31:57

Steve Jones takes a shot. Alan Marriott makes a save.

30:25

Effort from just outside the area by Kris Taylor goes over the bar.

29:21

Richard Davies challenges Adam Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Clements restarts play with the free kick.

28:57

The official flags Jake Speight offside. Phil Trainer restarts play with the free kick.

27:08

Colin Daniel produces a cross, Shot by Jake Speight from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

26:38

The ball is delivered by Colin Daniel, Phil Trainer makes a clearance.

23:09

Jake Speight is caught offside. Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

21:08

The ball is swung over by Kris Taylor, save made by Alan Marriott.

18:08

Will Salmon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Daniel. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

16:04

Unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Colin Daniel results in a free kick. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

14:46

James Spray provided the assist for the goal.

14:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Tafazolli - AFC Telf'd 1 - 1 Mansfield An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Ryan Tafazolli. AFC Telford 1-1 Mansfield.

11:58

The assist for the goal came from Lee Stevenson.

11:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Beevers - AFC Telf'd 0 - 1 Mansfield Lee Beevers gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. AFC Telford 0-1 Mansfield.

11:29

Unfair challenge on Matt Rhead by Jordan Rose results in a free kick. Lee Stevenson takes the free kick.

10:32

Matt Rhead is ruled offside. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

9:23

James Spray is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Adam Murray.

7:38

Kris Taylor fouled by Jake Speight, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

7:14

Kieron St Aimie takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

5:04

Jake Speight produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

3:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rose by Matt Rhead. Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

1:33

Long range effort by Steven Leslie goes harmlessly over the bar.

0:15

Phil Trainer takes a shot.

0:00

The match begins.

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