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Mansfield Town 1-1 Colchester United

Nicky Maynard's second goal in successive home matches was the 140th of his much travelled 14-year professional career
Nicky Maynard's second goal in successive home matches was the 140th of his much travelled 14-year professional career

Mansfield's three-game winning start in all competitions under new manager Nigel Clough was brought to an end by a late Colchester United equaliser.

Nicky Maynard put the Stags ahead on 67 minutes, but Luke Norris levelled with five minutes of normal time remaining.

Norris had only been on the park five minutes when he beat keeper Marek Stech to a loose ball and lobbed him.

Steve Ball's Colchester remain sixth in League Two, while Mansfield move three points clear of danger.

Mansfield had seemed on course for victory thanks to Maynard's spectacular strike.

After being teed up by Harry Charsley, he let fly with a 20-yard rocket shot that flew past keeper Dean Gerken and in off the underside of the bar.

The visitors wasted the best chance of the first half after 31 minutes when Harry Pell lofted the ball forward and Noah Chilvers sneaked through to receive it unmarked six yards from goal, only to nod tamely straight at Stech.

But, although Colchester remain winless away from home, Norris came off the bench to earn their fourth draw on their travels in six games.

Mansfield boss Nigel Clough had the luxury of seven subs to choose from for the first time following this week's EFL rule change
Mansfield boss Nigel Clough had the luxury of seven subs to choose from for the first time following this week's EFL rule change

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Stech
  • 12Gordon
  • 6RawsonBooked at 88mins
  • 14Perch
  • 3Benning
  • 7Charsley
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 62minsSubstituted forO'Keeffeat 85'minutes
  • 32Lapslie
  • 20McLaughlin
  • 22Maynard
  • 9Bowery

Substitutes

  • 2O'Keeffe
  • 5Sweeney
  • 11Cook
  • 15O'Driscoll
  • 19Reid
  • 27Sinclair
  • 31Stone

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Welch-HayesSubstituted forNorrisat 80'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Smith
  • 3Bramall
  • 8Pell
  • 23PokuSubstituted forHarriottat 61'minutes
  • 14Chilvers
  • 24StevensonSubstituted forFoliviat 70'minutes
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forBohuiat 70'minutes
  • 10Brown

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 9Norris
  • 11Harriott
  • 17Scarlett
  • 29George
  • 37Bohui
  • 39Folivi
Referee:
Ben Speedie

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Folivi (Colchester United).

  4. Post update

    Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Malvind Benning.

  6. Booking

    Farrend Rawson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Farrend Rawson (Mansfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Folivi (Colchester United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 1. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Corey O'Keeffe replaces Ollie Clarke.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Kellan Gordon.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Folivi (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Bohui with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Miles Welch-Hayes.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joshua Bohui.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by George Lapslie.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport118121910925
2Cambridge127322591624
3Cheltenham127141811722
4Exeter125611914521
5Forest Green126331611521
6Colchester125521914520
7Carlisle126241614220
8Port Vale126151512319
9Crawley125341813518
10Morecambe125341522-718
11Salford114431610616
12Harrogate124441411316
13Walsall123721212016
14Leyton Orient124351715215
15Tranmere124351115-415
16Bradford113441313013
17Bolton123451117-613
18Barrow122641516-112
19Grimsby10334912-312
20Mansfield131841318-511
21Oldham123271523-811
22Scunthorpe10316717-1010
23Stevenage12156712-58
24Southend12129625-195
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