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Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Mansfield Town

Mansfield substitute Andy Cook made a stunning impact with a second-half double to earn his side a draw at promotion-chasing Forest Green.

Cook was introduced at the start of the second period with the Stags trailing to a sumptuous 30th-minute Aaron Collins' opener for Rovers.

Collins' third goal in four games handed Rovers the lead at the end of a fractious first half which featured four bookings.

Mark Cooper's side made it 2-0 on 61 minutes. Midfielder Ebou Adams burst forward and slipped in Celtic loanee Jack Aitchison, who picked his spot with a sweet finish to beat the sprawling Conrad Logan with ease.

Rovers' lead lasted barely a minute as substitute Cook planted a free header beyond Lewis Thomas from an Otis Khan delivery.

And Rovers pressed the self-destruct button again, with Cook on the spot with a 74th-minute strike that squirmed through the gloves of Thomas to level the game.

Cook was denied his hat-trick with five minutes to go - Thomas getting enough on the ball to deny the in-form striker.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 24Thomas
  • 3BernardBooked at 1minsSubstituted forMondalat 82'minutes
  • 6Rawson
  • 20Kitching
  • 2Shephard
  • 7Winchester
  • 14AdamsBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMortonat 90+1'minutes
  • 23MillsBooked at 86mins
  • 29Aitchison
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forFrearat 70'minutes
  • 9Stevens

Substitutes

  • 12Allen
  • 13Wollacott
  • 15Morton
  • 17Frear
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 25Mondal
  • 28Taylor

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 20GordonBooked at 28mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Preston
  • 3BenningBooked at 73mins
  • 15ShaughnessyBooked at 19mins
  • 6BishopBooked at 90mins
  • 16TomlinsonSubstituted forCookat 45'minutes
  • 22HamiltonSubstituted forAfolayanat 58'minutes
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forKnowlesat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Khan

Substitutes

  • 12Olejnik
  • 18Afolayan
  • 19Cook
  • 21Clarke
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 28Knowles
  • 30Smith
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
2,276

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Mansfield Town 2.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Kellan Gordon.

Booking

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jimmy Knowles replaces Nicky Maynard.

Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Junior Mondal.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. James Morton replaces Ebou Adams because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Thomas.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Shaughnessy with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Shephard following a set piece situation.

Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oladapo Afolayan (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Junior Mondal replaces Dominic Bernard.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Shephard with a cross.

Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Mansfield Town 2. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neal Bishop.

Foul by Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Booking

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Aaron Collins.

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers).

Oladapo Afolayan (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Mansfield Town 1. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Otis Khan with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Mansfield Town 0. Jack Aitchison (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ebou Adams.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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