League Two
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Mansfield Town 2-3 Accrington Stanley

Accrington's players celebrate their late winner against Mansfield

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."

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16JenningsBooked at 90mins
  • 6Riley
  • 5McCombe
  • 2Sutton
  • 21Murray
  • 23McGuire
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forMeikleat 79'minutes
  • 24AndrewSubstituted forDanielat 89'minutes
  • 15DyerSubstituted forRheadat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Rhead
  • 17Beevers
  • 19Clements
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

Accrington

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16HuntSubstituted forBowermanat 80'minutes
  • 27Naylor
  • 2Murphy
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 17Gray
  • 20WindassSubstituted forMcCartanat 79'minutes
  • 15Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Richardson
  • 10Hatfield
  • 19Wilson
  • 25Atkinson
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,549

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 2, Accrington Stanley 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. 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.

  4. Goal!

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Calvin Andrew.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Martin Riley.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Ross Dyer.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. George Bowerman replaces Nicky Hunt.