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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kane Hemmings (22')
  • Brandon Comley (51')

Promotion chasing Mansfield pegged back again

League Two automatic-promotion hopefuls Mansfield let a lead slip at home for the third game in a row as they drew 1-1 with Colchester.
Brandon Comley cancelled out Kane Hemmings' first-half opener to leave the Stags fifth, three points off the top three.
Hemmings fired Mansfield in front in the 22nd minute. The goal stemmed directly from goalkeeper Conrad Logan's long kick down the centre, Hemmings darting in between defender Tom Eastman and keeper Sam Walker to lift the ball into the empty net.
But the visitors ended the half strongly and, after Drey Wright had seen a well-struck shot turned aside by Logan, Kurtis Guthrie watched Mel Benning get back to hook his finish away before it crossed the line after he had been put clear by Sammie Szmodics' fine ball down the centre.
United levelled six minutes after the break as Comley strode into the box on the right and sent a low finish across Logan and inside the far post.
Kane Vincent-Young got up to nod a goalbound Paul Digby header against the crossbar from a home corner in the 69th minute.
And a minute from time Walker's save denied Benning and Jacob Mellis saw his follow-up blocked on the line.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 31 +24 61
2 Mansfield Town 32 +23 58
3 Bury 32 +23 57
4 Milton Keynes Dons 32 +18 53
5 Colchester United 32 +17 52
6 Carlisle United 32 +12 52
7 Forest Green Rovers 32 +15 51
8 Exeter City 31 +12 51
9 Stevenage 32 -4 47
10 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
11 Oldham Athletic 31 +11 45
12 Tranmere Rovers 31 +5 45
13 Crewe Alexandra 32 -3 45
14 Grimsby Town 32 -3 43
15 Newport County 31 -10 43
16 Northampton Town 32 -4 38
17 Crawley Town 32 -10 37
18 Cheltenham Town 31 -12 35
19 Cambridge United 31 -21 35
20 Port Vale 31 -11 33
21 Yeovil Town 32 -11 30
22 Morecambe 31 -18 29
23 Macclesfield Town 32 -21 28
24 Notts County 31 -29 25