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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Mansfield Town

Terry Gornell rescued a point for Accrington after Chris Clements had put Mansfield ahead in a 1-1 draw at the Wham Stadium.

Both sides had a chance to get into the play-off places with victory but they had to share the spoils in a tepid encounter.

Jordan Clark fired wide for Stanley in the third minute and that was the closest either side came in the opening half-hour.

Mansfield had forced a number of corners and won a free-kick on the edge of the box on 31 minutes after a trip on Mitchell Rose.

Clements fired home the set-piece, off the underside of the crossbar, to make sure the Stags avoided beating an unwanted record of going five league games without a goal, which they set in 2000.

Stanley huffed and puffed but Mansfield still looked the main threat with Kevan Hurst testing Elliot Parish before half-time.

Whatever John Coleman said at the break worked as the Reds came out pressing with Stanley levelling on 56 minutes.

Janoi Donacien's free-kick in his own half was flicked on and fell to Gornell in the area and the striker's composed finish was his first goal of the campaign.

Winger Clark had two chances to put Stanley ahead - both efforts looping just over the bar - but neither side really looked like grabbing the victory.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Parish
  • 6Vyner
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 30Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 17LaceyBooked at 74mins
  • 18Hewitt
  • 11McConville
  • 29KeeBooked at 90mins
  • 9GornellSubstituted forBocoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Davies
  • 12Jones
  • 14Boco
  • 20Chapman
  • 26Sykes
  • 33Eagles

Mansfield

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Collins
  • 3Benning
  • 24McGuire
  • 19Rose
  • 8Clements
  • 14HurstBooked at 56minsSubstituted forHemmingsat 67'minutes
  • 9HobanSubstituted forGreenat 77'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forIacovittiat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Green
  • 12Jensen
  • 22Hamilton
  • 23Hemmings
  • 25Iacovitti
  • 27Gobern
  • 34Henderson
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
1,134

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home23
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

    Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Steven Hewitt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

  12. Post update

    Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

    Matt Green (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Terry Gornell.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth10712137622
2Luton105231911817
3Doncaster105232013717
4Portsmouth105231710717
5Notts County105231714317
6Grimsby105141714316
7Carlisle103701411316
8Crewe104421414016
9Morecambe105141618-216
10Colchester104331614215
11Accrington104331413115
12Crawley104331213-115
13Blackpool103431511413
14Mansfield1034389-113
15Hartlepool102621418-412
16Leyton Orient103251214-211
17Barnet92521012-211
18Stevenage103251417-311
19Wycombe103251215-311
20Yeovil103161015-510
21Cambridge10235814-69
22Exeter10307815-79
23Cheltenham101541114-38
24Newport91351015-56
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