Nick Wright grabbed a point for Mansfield Town in a hard-fought Blue Square Bet Premier clash with bottom-of-the-table Nuneaton.

Lindon Meikle hit the bar for Mansfield before Connor Taylor put the struggling home side ahead, guiding Andy Brown's pass into the bottom corner.

But Wright levelled in emphatic style, turning in Louis Briscoe's cross.

And Briscoe had the best chance to win the game but sent his shot wide as honours ended even.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stags deserved three points - Cox

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought the lads were excellent and I think anyone, even the neutral would have said tonight that we deserved the three points.

"On the night I think Nuneaton probably had two shots on target and scored.

"But we've done everything, we've hit the bar twice, the keeper's pulled off some great saves. I think the most important thing is the level of performance and the way we've played."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Nuneaton

  • 19 McNamara
  • 03 Malaga
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 14 Forsdick
  • 18 James
  • 06 Walker
  • 12 Armson
  • 13 Sleath
  • 10 Brown
  • 26 Taylor (York - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Smith
  • 15 Gordon
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 07 York
  • 20 Thompson-Brown

Mansfield

  • 23 Redmond
  • 02 Sutton
  • 04 Dempster
  • 17 Beevers
  • 33 Geohaghan
  • 13 Howell
  • 14 Clements
  • 07 Meikle
  • 11 Briscoe (Daniel - 85' )
  • 12 Wright (Green - 86' )
  • 25 Hutchinson

Substitutes

  • 03 Thompson
  • 21 Murray
  • 31 Daniel
  • 10 Green
  • 16 Rhead
Ref: Barratt
Att: 338

Match Stats

Shots

3 6

On target

2 2

Corners

3 7

Fouls

6 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

85:49 Substitution

Substitution Matt Green is brought on as a substitute for Nick Wright.

84:55

Corner taken by Chris Clements, Kevin Malaga makes a clearance.

84:18 Substitution

Substitution Colin Daniel comes on in place of Louis Briscoe.

83:12

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Walker, save by Shane Redmond.

81:45

The referee penalises John Dempster for handball. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Cowan.

79:18

Kevin Malaga has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

77:14

James Armson takes a shot. Shane Redmond makes a save.

76:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Clements on James Armson. James Armson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Exodus Geohaghon manages to make a clearance.

72:40 Substitution

Substitution Connor Taylor goes off and Wesley York comes on.

70:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Connor Taylor. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.

70:06

Unfair challenge on Andy Brown by Exodus Geohaghon results in a free kick. James Armson restarts play with the free kick.

68:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Clements, Gavin Cowan makes a clearance.

67:37

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lindon Meikle, Tom James manages to make a clearance.

65:39

Louis Briscoe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

65:07

Chris Clements takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

61:08

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shane Redmond.

59:00

The assist for the goal came from Louis Briscoe.

59:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Wright - Nuneaton 1 - 1 Mansfield Goal scored by Nick Wright from close range high into the middle of the goal. Nuneaton 1-1 Mansfield.

58:51

Louis Briscoe produces a cross,

57:43

Foul by Tom James on Ben Hutchinson, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Clements, clearance by Gareth Dean.

56:23

The offside flag is raised against Ben Hutchinson. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Malaga.

54:47

Effort on goal by Lee Beevers from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

53:51

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Clements, Tom James manages to make a clearance.

50:46

Ben Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Taylor. Free kick taken by Andy Brown.

49:24

The assist for the goal came from Andy Brown.

49:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Connor Taylor - Nuneaton 1 - 0 Mansfield Connor Taylor fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nuneaton 1-0 Mansfield.

45:58

Adam Walker fouled by Ritchie Sutton, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Forsdick restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:02

Ritchie Sutton fouled by Connor Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ritchie Sutton.

38:51

Kevin Malaga challenges Chris Clements unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Clements, Gareth Dean makes a clearance.

36:54

Simon Forsdick concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Clements. Exodus Geohaghon restarts play with the free kick.

32:41

Lindon Meikle challenges Kevin Malaga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Malaga restarts play with the free kick.

26:05

The referee blows for offside against Connor Taylor. Free kick taken by Shane Redmond.

22:56

Unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Connor Taylor results in a free kick. Chris Clements takes the direct free kick.

22:10

Lindon Meikle takes a shot.

20:10

Corner from right by-line taken by Simon Forsdick.

14:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Walker, Tom James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Dempster. Free kick taken by Shane Redmond.

13:13

Effort from the edge of the area by Lindon Meikle goes wide of the right-hand post.

11:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Exodus Geohaghon on Connor Taylor. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Adam Walker from right channel, John Dempster makes a clearance.

11:11

Ben Hutchinson delivers the ball, Exodus Geohaghon takes a shot. Save by Ben McNamara.

10:13

Corner from right by-line taken by Lindon Meikle.

7:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie Sutton on Tom James. James Armson restarts play with the free kick.

7:07

Unfair challenge on Andy Brown by Ben Hutchinson results in a free kick. Kevin Malaga takes the direct free kick.

4:15

Inswinging corner taken by Lindon Meikle from the right by-line, clearance by Danny Sleath.

1:00

The official flags Connor Taylor offside. Free kick taken by John Dempster.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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