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Mansfield Town 1-1 Northampton Town

John-Joe O'Toole is sent off
John-Joe O'Toole now has one red and eight yellow cards this season

Marc Richards' stoppage-time penalty rescued a point for Northampton at Mansfield, as John-Joe O'Toole was sent off on a day dedicated to him.

Hundreds of travelling Cobblers fans donned wigs and headbands in honour of O'Toole, who saw red after 36 minutes for lashing out at Ritchie Sutton.

It seemed Vadaine Oliver's close-range goal after the break would be enough for the Stags.

But Junior Brown fouled Ivan Toney and Richards converted the late spot-kick.

It was a deserved point for the Cobblers, who are eight points below the play-offs, while Mansfield move two points above the drop zone.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I'm devastated. In hindsight it's a good point, but having been in the lead we feel raw.

"It's a draw but it feels like we have been beat. We are hurting at the minute but we will come out fighting on Tuesday. It was never a penalty."

Northampton Town assistant manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We're delighted to get a point at the end, but I thought we could have even had all three.

"I thought we were excellent in the second half and with 10 men we really took the game to Mansfield.

"With the fans we had here it felt like we were the home team, it was a fantastic effort by the supporters and by the team."

Northampton Town fans celebrating John-Joe O'Toole Day
More than 1,000 Northampton Town fans made the trip to Mansfield, many of whom were dressed up for John-Joe O'Toole Day

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 4-5-1

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 2SuttonBooked at 40mins
  • 3RileyBooked at 84mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 18Beevers
  • 17LambeSubstituted forMurrayat 86'minutes
  • 20ThomasBooked at 71minsSubstituted forBinghamat 74'minutes
  • 15RavenhillBooked at 20mins
  • 16HeslopBooked at 77mins
  • 24Brown
  • 25Oliver

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 12McGuire
  • 19Marsden
  • 21Murray
  • 29Kee

Northampton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Duke
  • 2Moloney
  • 6CollinsSubstituted forToneyat 82'minutes
  • 36Cresswell
  • 3Horwood
  • 21TaylorBooked at 29minsSubstituted forBodinat 90+1'minutes
  • 25ByromBooked at 60mins
  • 19D'Ath
  • 10O'TooleBooked at 36mins
  • 26HolmesBooked at 40minsSubstituted forNeweyat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 7Bodin
  • 11Hackett
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 24Toney
  • 33Newey
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,614

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Tom Newey replaces Ricky Holmes.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Northampton Town 1. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Northampton Town. Ivan Toney draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Billy Bodin replaces Jason Taylor.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Junior Brown (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adam Murray replaces Reggie Lambe.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

    Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton301510537231455
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Oxford Utd31810133340-734
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle31103183853-1533
20York31614113137-632
21Mansfield3088142538-1332
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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