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Northampton Town 1-1 Mansfield Town

Darren Carter extended Northampton Town's unbeaten run with a second-half equaliser against Mansfield Town.

The visitors went ahead when Oliver Palmer beat the advancing Matt Duke.

Chris Wilder's men drew level from the penalty spot after Chris Hackett's cross was handled by Darryl Westlake, who was sent off, and Carter beat Alan Marriott from the spot.

Hackett missed a great chance in the closing stages when he volleyed Alan Connell's cross over the bar.

But a sixth league game without defeat leaves Northampton within two points of safety.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Post-match: Northampton boss Wilder

"From my point of view we've got to keep calm and get that calmness into the players.

"We need to make sure things externally don't run away from us because we're in a relegation scrap.

"I know people will have thought this was a big opportunity missed, but it's another point to the total on a day where a lot of sides around us have lost."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2McSweeney
  • 29Robertson
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 23Diamond
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11HackettSubstituted forLópez Santamariaat 88'minutes
  • 4Carter
  • 18Connell
  • 7Sinclair
  • 35DickensonSubstituted forMorrisat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 10López Santamaria
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28WestlakeBooked at 64mins
  • 16Jennings
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4Dempster
  • 6RileyBooked at 42mins
  • 21Murray
  • 13Howell
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forMeikleat 69'minutes
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forDanielat 68'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDyerat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Briscoe
  • 15Dyer
  • 17Beevers
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire
  • 24Cain
  • 30Daniel
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,129

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Ross Dyer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Cristian (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Cristian replaces Chris Hackett.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ross Dyer replaces Matthew Rhead.

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

Attempt missed. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by John Dempster.

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

Attempt saved. Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Richard Ravenhill.

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by James Jennings.

Booking

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Alan Connell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Lee Stevenson.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Ollie Palmer.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Mansfield Town 1. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town) is shown the red card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

Attempt saved. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Emile Sinclair.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ian Morris.

Attempt saved. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by James Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ian Morris replaces Brennan Dickenson because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield371812760342666
2Scunthorpe371617458372165
3Rochdale361971056391764
4Fleetwood371871254421261
5Burton37161384136561
6Oxford Utd371414948371156
7Southend371313114436852
8York371313114438652
9Plymouth36149134040051
10Hartlepool371310144440449
11Cheltenham361114114146-547
12Morecambe361211134350-747
13Dag & Red361113124445-146
14Newport341111124346-344
15Wimbledon371111153642-644
16Mansfield371013143750-1343
17Bury35915114040042
18Bristol Rovers361012143440-642
19Portsmouth37915133851-1342
20Wycombe361011153844-641
21Accrington361011154047-741
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton36911163045-1538
24Torquay3689193354-2133
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