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Mansfield Town 1-1 Exeter City

Lee Holmes' late strike helps earn Exeter City a share of the spoils at Mansfield Town in League Two.

The Stags looked like they would get all three points after Kane Hemmings put them ahead in a game they controlled from start to finish.

But they paid the price for blowing second-half chances when Holmes levelled with four minutes left.

Hemmings fired Mansfield ahead with a clinical first-time finish to end a superb counter-attack.

Jacob Mellis was denied a deserved goal after Dean Moxey diverted his goal-bound effort over the bar on 58 minutes.

Christy Pym saved from Hemmings, before he beat away a long-range Danny Rose effort.

Pym had to tip over his bar after Logan nearly scored from around 75 yards out.

His save proved to be vital when Exeter rescued an unlikely point, Holmes scoring after Logan had saved initially from Liam McAlinden.

Kane Wilson was sent off for the visitors in stoppage time after picking up a second yellow card.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 10Anderson
  • 5PearceBooked at 90mins
  • 2Bennett
  • 3Benning
  • 7MacDonald
  • 8MellisSubstituted forAtkinsonat 83'minutes
  • 26ByromBooked at 83mins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 23HemmingsBooked at 71minsSubstituted forSpencerat 78'minutes
  • 32RoseBooked at 55minsSubstituted forAngolat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Digby
  • 9Angol
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 21Sterling-James
  • 24Butcher

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 22WilsonBooked at 90mins
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 21Moxey
  • 25Taylor
  • 4JamesBooked at 65minsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 72'minutes
  • 44BoatengBooked at 33mins
  • 28Edwards
  • 11StockleySubstituted forHolmesat 64'minutes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forStoreyat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Holmes
  • 13Hamon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 24Byrne
  • 31Sparkes
  • 38Storey
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,608

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Jordan Storey (Exeter City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Storey replaces Reuben Reid.

Booking

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kane Wilson (Exeter City) for a bad foul.

Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).

Foul by Lee Angol (Mansfield Town).

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Foul by Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town).

Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Angol replaces Danny Rose.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Exeter City 1. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).

Booking

Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Jacob Mellis.

Attempt saved. Conrad Logan (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Joel Byrom (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Spencer replaces Kane Hemmings.

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Lloyd James.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Booking

Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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