League Two
Mansfield1Lincoln City1

Mansfield Town 1-1 Lincoln City

John Akinde scores for Lincoln City
John Akinde has scored four goals in his last five games for Lincoln City

John Akinde's second-half penalty extended League Two leaders Lincoln City's unbeaten run to 15 games as they drew at third-placed Mansfield Town.

Krystian Pearce headed the Stags ahead from a corner in the opening minutes before clearing off his own line.

City should have levelled, but Michael Bostwick's 35th-minute goal-bound shot was blocked by teammate Harry Anderson.

Stags keeper Conrad Logan clumsily fouled Anderson in the box to give away the penalty that Akinde calmly scored.

The Imps extended their lead at the top of League Two to six points from second-placed Bury, while Mansfield go back into the final automatic promotion place ahead of MK Dons on goal difference.

Danny and Nicky Cowley's Lincoln side have not lost a league game since a 2-1 defeat at Crewe on Boxing Day and now have a 10-point gap between themselves and fourth-placed MK Dons.

Krystian Pearce celebrates scoring for Mansfield
Krystian Pearce's goal was his 11th for Mansfield since joining the club from Torquay United in the summer of 2015

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4PrestonBooked at 81mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Sweeney
  • 20Jones
  • 8MellisSubstituted forTomlinsonat 90+3'minutes
  • 6Bishop
  • 3Benning
  • 23GrantBooked at 17minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 59'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 7MacDonald
  • 10Khan
  • 14Smith
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 21Ajose
  • 25Turner
  • 30Smith

Lincoln City

  • 18Gilks
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 24Bolger
  • 14Toffolo
  • 26Anderson
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forPettat 66'minutes
  • 6O'Hara
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 19Rowe
  • 29AkindeBooked at 79minsSubstituted forRheadat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 7Pett
  • 8Frecklington
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Angol
  • 15Wilson
  • 17McCartan
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
7,177

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces John Akinde.

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Rowe (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Willem Tomlinson replaces Jacob Mellis.

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

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Attempt missed. Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Booking

John Akinde (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Attempt saved. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Tom Pett (Lincoln City).

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

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Lincoln City 1. John Akinde (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Conrad Logan (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Lincoln City. Harry Anderson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town).

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Tom Pett replaces Michael O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jorge Grant.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City382113466363076
2Bury372010771413070
3Mansfield381715655312466
4MK Dons381991062402266
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3815131055391658
7Exeter3716101150371358
8Colchester381691357461157
9Carlisle38176155749857
10Stevenage38158154347-453
11Northampton381216104847152
12Newport37157154656-1052
13Swindon371312124346-351
14Crewe38148164648-250
15Oldham371212135448648
16Grimsby38146184048-848
17Cheltenham38129174656-1045
18Crawley38127194055-1543
19Morecambe38119184458-1442
20Port Vale381011173343-1041
21Cambridge37118183254-2241
22Yeovil3899203654-1836
23Macclesfield3789203862-2433
24Notts County38712193871-3333
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