Hereford and Mansfield played out a draw in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The visitors had lost their last four games away from Edgar Street, but took the lead when Marlon Jackson tucked away a pass from Sam Clucas.

But Exodus Geohaghon levelled before the break when his header found the back of the net.

Both teams struggled to create chances after the break, but Ritchie Sutton fired a good chance wide for the hosts late on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was really frustrating. As well as the goal, it looks like Hereford had just two shots on target in 90 minutes.

"The lads kept their shape well and played well, but we just need to be a little bit braver.

"It was one of those games where I thought if we got another one, Hereford would have to open up and come at us."

Bulls manager Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"Sometimes you can come to some grounds and you know you are going to get a game of football.

"But the way Paul Cox plays, if you have got the players with the long throws and the armoury to do it, then I would probably go and do it myself.

"It's effective and it's hard to deal with but I thought we stood up to it fantastically today."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Mansfield

  • 23 Redmond
  • 02 Sutton
  • 03 Thompson
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 33 Geohaghan
  • 13 Howell
  • 21 Murray Booked
  • 31 Daniel Booked
  • 07 Meikle (Briscoe - 76' )
  • 08 Speight Booked
  • 12 Wright (Rhead - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Beevers
  • 14 Clements
  • 26 Stevenson
  • 11 Briscoe
  • 16 Rhead

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Gallinagh
  • 06 Graham
  • 08 Carruthers
  • 14 Stam
  • 04 Pell
  • 07 Watkins
  • 11 Clist
  • 18 Clucas
  • 23 O'Keefe
  • 09 Jackson (Canham - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Heath
  • 16 McQuilkin
  • 20 Sammons
  • 22 Smikle
  • 10 Canham
Ref: Handley
Att: 2,248

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

2 3

Corners

3 5

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh O'Keefe on Matt Rhead. Adam Murray restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:22

Free kick taken by Stefan Stam.

90:00 +2:22 Booking

Booking Colin Daniel receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Colin Daniel.

90:00 +0:54

Louis Briscoe produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

88:59

Centre by Louis Briscoe.

86:32 Substitution

Substitution Sean Canham is brought on as a substitute for Marlon Jackson.

86:32

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Ritchie Sutton goes wide of the right-hand upright.

86:21

Centre by Ritchie Sutton, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

86:08

Louis Briscoe sends in a cross.

84:46

Colin Daniel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

82:26 Full time

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

82:19

Colin Daniel produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

81:30

John Thompson delivers the ball, clearance by Luke Graham.

79:11

James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

79:11 Booking

Booking Booking for Jake Speight for unsporting behaviour.

79:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Speight on James Bittner.

77:04

Louis Briscoe sends in a cross, clearance by Stefan Stam.

75:25 Substitution

Substitution Louis Briscoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lindon Meikle.

74:35

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Murray, clearance made by Chris Carruthers.

73:43

Unfair challenge on Adam Murray by Simon Clist results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Murray.

73:09

Colin Daniel crosses the ball, clearance by Harry Pell.

71:48

Header from deep inside the area by Matt Rhead goes over the bar.

70:41 Substitution

Substitution Matt Rhead joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nick Wright.

67:25

Marlon Jackson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shane Redmond.

65:25

Samuel Clucas takes a shot. George Pilkington gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Samuel Clucas, clearance made by John Thompson. Marley Watkins takes the inswinging corner, George Pilkington makes a clearance.

64:50

The referee blows for offside against Colin Daniel. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

63:37

Shot from just outside the area by Nick Wright goes over the bar.

62:28

The ball is swung over by Exodus Geohaghon.

60:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh O'Keefe on Adam Murray. Adam Murray takes the free kick.

58:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samuel Clucas by George Pilkington. Samuel Clucas takes the direct free kick.

47:07

Corner taken left-footed by Samuel Clucas.

44:10

The assist for the goal came from Nick Wright.

44:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Exodus Geohaghon - Mansfield 1 - 1 Hereford Exodus Geohaghon scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Mansfield 1-1 Hereford.

40:55

Marlon Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on George Pilkington. Shane Redmond takes the direct free kick.

40:26

Foul by Ritchie Sutton on Marlon Jackson, free kick awarded. Andy Gallinagh takes the free kick.

38:30

Luke Graham challenges Jake Speight unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Murray restarts play with the free kick.

36:25

Exodus Geohaghon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by James Bittner.

35:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Pell on Jake Speight. Adam Murray takes the free kick.

34:04

Nick Wright is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Carruthers takes the free kick.

33:49

Harry Pell takes a shot. Blocked by Exodus Geohaghon.

33:07

The ball is delivered by Andy Gallinagh, John Thompson manages to make a clearance. Samuel Clucas takes the outswinging corner, John Thompson manages to make a clearance.

31:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Murray on Marlon Jackson. Direct free kick taken by Stefan Stam.

29:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie Sutton on Samuel Clucas. Andy Gallinagh takes the free kick.

26:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Pell on Lindon Meikle. Shot comes in from Colin Daniel from the free kick.

24:24

Effort on goal by Colin Daniel from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

24:13

The ball is delivered by Adam Murray, Marlon Jackson manages to make a clearance.

21:23

The assist for the goal came from Samuel Clucas.

21:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Marlon Jackson - Mansfield 0 - 1 Hereford Marlon Jackson grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Mansfield 0-1 Hereford.

20:07

Simon Clist crosses the ball in from the free kick. Marley Watkins takes a shot. Shane Redmond makes a save.

20:07 Booking

Booking Adam Murray is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

19:56

Samuel Clucas fouled by Adam Murray, the ref awards a free kick.

16:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh O'Keefe by Anthony Howell. Free kick crossed by Samuel Clucas, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Murray by Josh O'Keefe. Direct free kick taken by Shane Redmond.

14:54

The ball is delivered by Adam Murray, save by James Bittner.

14:36

Harry Pell challenges Colin Daniel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Murray.

11:39

Simon Clist fouled by John Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Stefan Stam takes the direct free kick.

9:43

The ball is swung over by Harry Pell, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.

6:28

The ball is swung over by Nick Wright, clearance by Andy Gallinagh.

5:34

Unfair challenge on Stefan Stam by Nick Wright results in a free kick. James Bittner takes the free kick.

4:38

Samuel Clucas takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Colin Daniel.

3:38

Adam Murray takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

2:53

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Murray from the left by-line to the near post, Josh O'Keefe manages to make a clearance.

2:17

Colin Daniel takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Graham.

1:02

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Murray from the right by-line, clearance made by Marley Watkins.

0:18

Adam Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Clist. Direct free kick taken by Stefan Stam.

45:01

The match has kicked off.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

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