Mansfield Town fans called for manager Paul Cox to go after two injury-time goals saw them slip to a home defeat against Accrington Stanley.

John McCombe put the Stags ahead when he shot home on the rebound after his initial header hit the bar.

Kal Naismith levelled with a deflected shot after the break, but McCombe again netted with a rebound strike.

However Stanley secured an unlikely win through Naismith's low poked effort and a fierce shot from James Gray.

The double late blow leaves Mansfield without a win in 12 games and in 19th place in the League Two table.

Accrington have 23 points and are a point and two places above the Stags.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was an amazing experience. A couple of lads have said that's the best thing they've experienced in their lives.

"I don't think there's anything quite like being 2-1 down after 90 minutes and coming back to win 3-2. The lads are buzzing."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 28 Westlake
  • 16 Jennings Booked
  • 06 Riley
  • 05 McCombe
  • 02 Sutton
  • 21 Murray
  • 23 McGuire
  • 10 Stevenson (Meikle - 79' )
  • 24 Andrew (Daniel - 89' )
  • 15 Dyer (Rhead - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Rhead
  • 17 Beevers
  • 19 Clements
  • 20 Meikle
  • 22 Deakin
  • 30 Daniel
  • 36 Palmer

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 16 Hunt (Bowerman - 80' )
  • 27 Naylor
  • 02 Murphy
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 11 Naismith
  • 04 Joyce
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass (McCartan - 79' )
  • 15 Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 03 Liddle
  • 07 McCartan
  • 08 Richardson
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 19 Wilson
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 44 Bowerman
Ref: Carl Boyeson
Att: 2,549

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

3 4

Corners

7 6

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 3.

90:00 +5:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 3.

90:00 +4:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 3. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +3:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 2. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +0:40

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:40

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +0:25 Booking

Booking James Jennings (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:19

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +0:19

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:26

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:26

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

88:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Calvin Andrew.

87:27

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:27

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

86:55

Attempt saved. Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

86:07

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

85:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Ross Dyer.

84:23

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

84:23

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. George Bowerman replaces Nicky Hunt.

78:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Josh Windass.

78:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Lee Stevenson.

76:22

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

76:07

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

73:13

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

73:13

Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1. John McCombe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

66:54

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

60:06

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

58:49

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

57:02

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James Jennings.

56:47

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

55:42

Attempt missed. Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

52:13

James Jennings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:13

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

50:11

Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:11

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

49:32

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

47:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Piero Mingoia with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +4:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +3:54

Hand ball by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

45:00 +0:17

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:17

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

44:35

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

43:56

Attempt missed. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

43:07

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lee Naylor.

42:28

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

40:37

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

40:37

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:23

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

34:23

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:02

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

30:50

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

29:41

Attempt missed. Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

28:48

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

28:48

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:17

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

26:30

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

23:55

Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:55

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

22:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0. John McCombe (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Jennings with a cross.

22:02

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

21:29

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

20:40

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

20:11

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

20:11

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:00

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

18:13

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

11:51

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:51

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

5:27

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

3:24

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:24

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

2:52

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:52

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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