League Two
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Mansfield Town 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Mansfield and second-placed MK Dons had to settle for a share of the spoils at Field Mill.

In a showdown between League Two's two meanest defences, Jacob Mellis put the hosts ahead before Jordan Houghton equalised.

After Tyler Walker had twice gone close, Mansfield broke the deadlock.

A poor Mal Benning free-kick was cleared to Mellis 25 yards from goal and he smashed a powerful half-volley into the net.

Chuks Aneke then failed to punish keeper Bobby Olejnik for failing to hold the ball as he shot straight back at him.

But the visitors were level moments later as Houghton marked his 100th league game with a rising 25-yard piledriver out of nowhere that soared into the top corner.

Olejnik also had to parry a Rhys Healey shot from 20 yards and saw Aneke rob Mellis and turn to fire a low finish against a post in a frantic first period.

The Stags keeper made more fine saves after the break to keep out shots from Healey and Kieran Agard while substitute Callum Brittain fired a good chance over.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 13mins
  • 22HamiltonSubstituted forAtkinsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Mellis
  • 6Bishop
  • 10KhanSubstituted forButcherat 45'minutes
  • 3BenningBooked at 52mins
  • 32Rose
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 9Davies
  • 11Atkinson
  • 16Butcher
  • 20Elsnik
  • 27Gibbens
  • 29Graham

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 4Walsh
  • 15Moore-TaylorSubstituted forBrittainat 47'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 26Cargill
  • 2Williams
  • 24Houghton
  • 8Gilbey
  • 3Lewington
  • 14Agard
  • 10AnekeBooked at 83minsSubstituted forWatsonat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 32Healey

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 12Hancox
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 25Brittain
  • 37Asonganyi
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,329

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home21
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, MK Dons 1.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by George Williams.

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

Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by George Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces CJ Hamilton.

Booking

Ryan Watson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Calum Butcher (Mansfield Town).

Ryan Watson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Watson replaces Chuks Aneke.

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Craig Davies replaces Tyler Walker.

Booking

Callum Brittain (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Brittain (MK Dons).

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Attempt blocked. Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

Delay in match Bobby Olejnik (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Bury166552417723
10Crawley167272425-123
11Mansfield144911810821
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe155461614219
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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