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Mansfield Town 1-1 Port Vale

Mansfield Town's League Two play-off hopes were rocked by a late Tom Pope equaliser as visiting Port Vale stole a draw.

The Stags had dominated and looked set to take the points thanks to an own goal by Kyle Howkins after 72 minutes.

But Pope was on hand to head home from six yards from Dan Turner's cross from the right in a late sting in the tail.

Mansfield had kept Vale keeper Sam Hornby busy all afternoon.

But he was finally beaten as former Stags loanee Howkins could do little about a misdirected clearance from team-mate Charlie Raglan striking him and rolling over the line.

Vale began the game on the front foot and veteran Michael Tongue was not too far over with an effort from 20 yards.

But the home side found their feet and Hornby denied Alex MacDonald, Danny Rose and Mal Benning as a tight half ended goalless.

Alfie Potter and Rose both wasted great chances to break the deadlock after the break, Potter scuffing wide from seven yards and Rose heading over from six yards.

Those chances came back to haunt them when Pope struck his late blow.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 2Bennett
  • 5PearceBooked at 63mins
  • 4DigbySubstituted forMellisat 62'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 17Potter
  • 11Atkinson
  • 7MacDonald
  • 22Hamilton
  • 23HemmingsBooked at 82minsSubstituted forAngolat 83'minutes
  • 32RoseBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 9Angol
  • 10Anderson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 19Hunt
  • 25King
  • 29Graham

Port Vale

  • 12Hornby
  • 4Raglan
  • 33HowkinsBooked at 64mins
  • 24Smith
  • 21Gibbons
  • 6Kay
  • 10WorrallBooked at 84mins
  • 32TongeSubstituted forWhitfieldat 45+1'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 8PughSubstituted forTurnerat 75'minutes
  • 34HannantBooked at 80mins
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Howe
  • 5Davis
  • 14Barnett
  • 15Forrester
  • 19Turner
  • 23Boot
  • 31Whitfield
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,210

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Port Vale 1.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

(Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Antony Kay.

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

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Port Vale 1. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Turner.

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

Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Booking

David Worrall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Angol replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town).

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Kyle Howkins.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Danny Pugh.

Booking

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Kyle Howkins, Port Vale. Mansfield Town 1, Port Vale 0.

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

Foul by Kyle Howkins (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Booking

Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington43286974413390
2Luton442412891454684
3Wycombe4422121076591778
4Exeter442381362511177
5Notts County4421131070462476
6Lincoln City4319141059441571
7Coventry432181456421471
8Mansfield4417171063491468
9Swindon44197186465-164
10Carlisle441615135952763
11Colchester441613155351261
12Cambridge431612155058-860
13Crawley441610185663-758
14Newport421415135154-357
15Stevenage441313185763-652
16Cheltenham441312196565051
17Crewe44155245873-1550
18Port Vale441114194860-1247
19Yeovil431210215671-1546
20Forest Green43137235371-1846
21Grimsby441112213765-2845
22Morecambe43917174155-1444
23Barnet441010244265-2340
24Chesterfield4398264578-3335
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