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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Mansfield Town

Kai Naismith

Accrington's Kal Naismith denied Mansfield a fifth straight victory and all but ended their play-off hopes with a stoppage-time penalty leveller.

Naismith scored twice as Stanley fought back from 2-1 down to record a last-gasp 3-2 win at the Stags in December.

And he made no mistake from the spot this time, finding the right corner after Martin Riley fouled James Gray.

Paul Cox

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Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

Substitute Jake Speight had put the visitors in front with a right-footed shot from inside the box.

Accrington are four points clear of the League Two relegation zone, while Mansfield have slipped to 12th and seven points off the play-off places.

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm delighted with the result in the end. It just epitomises what the players are all about, the team spirit they've created and their fitness levels as well.

"The lads never lie down and they never know when they're beaten. It's a great characteristic to have."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 3Liddle
  • 2Murphy
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Aldred
  • 10HatfieldSubstituted forNaismithat 78'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forGrayat 65'minutes
  • 24Odejayi
  • 13MolyneuxSubstituted forMingoiaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Webber
  • 11Naismith
  • 15Mingoia
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 23Buxton
  • 25Atkinson

Mansfield

  • 33Price
  • 28WestlakeBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMeikleat 60'minutes
  • 16JenningsBooked at 90mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 6Riley
  • 2Sutton
  • 19Clements
  • 30DanielBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSpeightat 70'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forClucasat 53'minutes
  • 21Murray

Substitutes

  • 4Dempster
  • 7Briscoe
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 13Howell
  • 14Speight
  • 20Meikle
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
2,092

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Attempt saved. Jake Speight (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Mansfield Town 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Accrington Stanley. James Gray draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

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

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

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Chris Clements.

Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Speight (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Piero Mingoia replaces Lee Molyneux.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kal Naismith replaces Will Hatfield.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Mansfield Town 1. Jake Speight (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Samuel Clucas.

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jake Speight replaces Colin Daniel.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Samuel Clucas.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Murray.

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Shay McCartan.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Darryl Westlake.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe43192042577
2Chesterfield43201582775
3Rochdale43229121975
4Fleetwood43219131472
5Burton42181410568
6Southend431714121565
7York43161611964
8Oxford Utd43161413762
9Plymouth43161017-658
10Bury43131812957
11Dag & Red43141514-357
12Mansfield43141514-657
13Newport43131515-354
14Wimbledon43131416-553
15Cheltenham43121615-952
16Accrington43121516-351
17Portsmouth42121515-1251
18Morecambe43121417-1450
19Hartlepool42131019-249
20Exeter43121318-649
21Wycombe43111418-947
22Bristol Rovers42111417-947
23Northampton43111418-1947
24Torquay4310924-2439
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